Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join BAMC
Lawyer Assistance
Share |
Annual Meeting & Law Day
Bench Bar -- Circuit Court
Bench Bar -- District Court
Community Outreach
Fee Dispute Resolution 
Judicial Selections Panel
Lawyer Assistance
Lawyer Referral Service
Leadership Development Academy
Legal Ethics

Legislation

Membership Benefits

Mentor/Mentee

Nominations & Elections
Social
Softball
Specialty Bar Associations
Strategic Planning
Social Media & Technology
Youth Courthouse Project

 

If you or someone you know is concerned about alcohol and/or drug use and its effects on the practice of law, please contact one of the co-chairs at:

Alisha: alisha@jacobsenattorney.com
Bill: billhewittjr@verizon.net

All inquiries and referrals are confidential.

Resource References ~ 

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 Alisha 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. ยง 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.

Co-Chairs

William E. Hewitt, Jr.
Alisha Jacobsen

 

Committee Meetings

Oct. 17, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Dec. 12, 2018
Jan. 9, 2019
Feb. 13, 2019
Mar. 13, 2019
Apr. 10, 2019
May 8, 2019

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (September - May) 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.

Contact Us
Bar Association of
     Montgomery County, MD

27 West Jefferson St.
Rockville, MD 20850
Ph: 301-424-3454
Our Mission

We provide access to, and improve the administration of justice in our ever-evolving community. We offer valuable benefits, services and opportunities to our members. We advance the delivery of quality legal services by our members.