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:
All inquiries and referrals are confidential.
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. § 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.
William E. Hewitt, Jr.
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.