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What does Wellness have to do with Lawyer Assistance?

What is Wellness?
     Wellness is the concept of mind and body balance that supports a healthy life.  There are a number of things you can do to improve your wellness.  We hope to get there together!
What you can look for this year from LAC?   
     We hope to share information, ideas and resources with you over the course of the year to help you improve the health and wellness of your life and practice.  We also remain available anytime for you to contact us if you, or a colleague, need assistance or support.  Please look for this column each month for additional information and resources.  
     We need your input!
     The LAC plans to conduct a survey of the membership to find out what services you would like to see and other ways we can help you be more successful and happy.  Your participation will be appreciated!
     Thanks for reading!


Our Mission Statement is as follows:  
     The BAMC Lawyer Assistance Committee is comprised of members of our association whose sole purpose is to help our colleagues.  We are a resource put in place to help lawyers, including those whose practices may be adversely affected, to better cope with such problems as depression, substance abuse, personal problems, stress, burnout, etc. 
     All referrals to the Committee are strictly confidential and may be anonymous.  This confidentiality is statutory.  (See, Bus. & Occup. Art. § 10-502).  The Maryland Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct exempt from reporting requirements information received in the course of participation in our assistance program.  (See, Rule 8.3 (c) ).  Referrals to our committee come from Judges, members of the Bar, family and friends.  We respond whenever the need for assistance presents itself. 
     Our committee has resources, professional and otherwise, that can help colleagues who find themselves in crisis.  We strive to assist so as to minimize any negative effect on lawyers and their practices.


Karen H. Alegi
William E. Hewitt, Jr.


Committee Meetings

December 9, 2015
January 13, 2016
February 10, 2016
March 9, 2016
April 13, 2016
May 11, 2016

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.