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The Lawyer Assistance Committee invites you to attend an evening with Brian Cuban, attorney, author and lecturer on March 7, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Courtroom 1, Circuit Court.  Brian will speak about how the drug crisis affects the legal community and his own struggle with addiction.  Brian’s most recent book, The Addicted Lawyer, also discusses what the profession can do about it.  Brian’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and light reception.  The Committee is seeking sponsors for this Event.  Please contact Bill Hewitt or Karen Alegi for more information.


LAC can help an attorney get assistance for issues including depression, alcohol and drug abuse, stress and burnout, practice closure, and other types of counseling.  Please contact the LAC chairs or any member with concerns. 

LAC Accepting Applications for New Members

We are always looking to develop the diversity of the LAC and encourage new members to apply.  If you are interested in the LAC, please email Karen or Bill for more information.


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

January 10, 2018
February 13, 2018
March 7, 2018*
March 14, 2018
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
*Special Speaker Event; to be held in Courtroom 1 at 5:30PM; reception immediately following

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.