It is estimated that anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 lawyers licensed by the State of Kansas are struggling with physical or mental health concerns impairing their professional abilities. This results in a substantial impact on clients and the legal system. The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program (KALAP) was created by the Kansas Supreme Court to provide immediate and continuing assistance to any lawyer, law student, or bar applicant needing help with physical or mental health issues such as depression, stress, grief, and anxiety; addiction issues such as alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and gambling; age-related issues; or any other issues that may affect the lawyer’s quality of life or ability to perform the lawyer’s professional duties.
Visit our Announcements page to see what KALAP has in store for National Lawyer Well-Being Week.
Despite the closure of our physical office, the staff at KALAP are still here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our phone lines are active and email is being checked regularly. If you need someone to talk with, we are here.
Be sure to check our COVID-19 Information and Resources page regularly, as we will add timely content as it is received. KALAP is working to provide up-to-date resources, online continuing legal education, and anything else the Kansas legal community needs at this time. Please check our website often for more information.