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Thanks for a GREAT Law Day

LAC thanks everyone who attended our program at Law Day on Mental Toughness for Attorneys.  Our speaker Eric Rittmeyer explained to us why EQ is just as important as IQ to our success. 

Your emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability to “identify, assess and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.”  Source

Eric walked us through how making decisions based on our emotions, rather than facts, can sabotage our success and overall wellbeing.  Everyone has emotions, but the key is to be able to recognize when they begin to arise and control how you let it affect you and your decisions. 

You can get more information on Eric and his programs at

Below are a few local resources on Mindfulness. Bethesda Gaithersburg and Silver Spring Frederick

LAC will not meet in June.  We will resume regular meetings in September 2017.  However, you can contact Bill and Karen anytime with questions or concerns. 

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.

Thank you 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

June 14, 2017 -- MEETING

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.