The Kansas Supreme Court appointed three new members and reappointed two more to the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program board.
New board members appointed to four-year terms that end June 30, 2027, are:
- Cleotha Daniels, Topeka
- Pablo Mose, Dodge City
- Lisa Williams-McCallum, Topeka
Reappointed members are:
- Amy Elliott, Overland Park, who will serve through June 30, 2029
- Calvin Williams, Salina, who will serve through June 30, 2026
The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program is a source of confidential help for lawyers with alcohol, drug abuse, or mental health issues. It also works with other offices that oversee the practice of law in Kansas. A lawyer can be directed to seek its services by the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator if the lawyer is involved in a discipline case.
The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program provides services designed to fit the needs of lawyers and bar associations, including:
- referrals for assessments, evaluations, therapy, or treatment;
- short-term counseling sessions with a licensed counselor;
- peer mentoring and support, modified interventions, and resiliency groups;
- help with diversion and probation plans required by the disciplinary administrator or with monitoring contracts required by the Supreme Court's attorney admissions office;
- guidance in closing a law office; and
- legal education programs for local and specialty bar associations or law firms.