Tag Archives: substance abuse

Upcoming ABA YLD Twitter chat focuses on mental health and addiction

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Twitter Chat focused on mental health and addiction during the holidays. Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer, and Bree Buchanan, director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program, will be joined by members of the Michigan Bar and Florida Bar as they respond to questions … Continue Reading

Lawyer Death by Suicide

The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program receives calls almost weekly about a lawyer loss by suicide. In fact, 11 percent of lawyers have had suicidal thoughts at some point in their career. Will you make a commitment to help another lawyer and to help yourself? If you are experiencing substance abuse or depression and anxiety, call … Continue Reading

TLAP wins statewide award for suicide prevention efforts

The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas received the Texas Suicide Prevention Council’s Leadership Award yesterday at the Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium in San Marcos. The honor was bestowed on TLAP staff attorney Chris Ritter by the TSPC, a coalition of various community-based organizations, state and local agencies, and academic institutions, … Continue Reading

Attorney addiction and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program discussed at SXSW

A panel titled “Substance Abuse and Dealing with Addiction” at one of the biggest parties of the year? The dichotomy was not lost on the attorneys and handful of musicians attending this Saturday morning South by Southwest event—part of the continuing legal education track—and they moved in closer to the speakers for what was described … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal’s Must-Reads for March

This beautiful March weather is perfect for walks, cycling, golf, and picnics. And, because the days are not yet horribly humid and hot—which is surely just around the corner—it is also prime time for reading the Texas Bar Journal outdoors while soaking up some vitamin D. Here are our top four must-reads for this month’s … Continue Reading

Free online CLE course features inspirational TLAP video

Texas attorneys can earn continuing legal education ethics credit by watching the inspirational video Courage, Hope, Help—TLAP Is There through TexasBarCLE starting now through the end of the year. TexasBarCLE is featuring the video as part of its free online CLE offering titled “Not Alone—Help and Hope for the Impaired Lawyer,” which is available at … Continue Reading

New video offers hope of recovery to struggling attorneys

The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, or TLAP, is reminding Texas attorneys struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues that recovery is possible. In a new video, “Courage, Hope, Help—TLAP is There,” Texas attorneys share their personal journeys from despair to productive and fulfilling lives as they sought help for substance abuse. The video is … Continue Reading

New Voices of Recovery podcast now available

The latest episode of the Voices of Recovery podcast is now available. In Episode 4, “No More Secrets,” a Texas lawyer tells of her struggles to achieve and maintain sobriety in spite of life’s worst challenges. The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, part of the State Bar of Texas, created the podcast to let bar members … Continue Reading

Attorneys to share stories of recovery on new podcast

A new monthly podcast will feature Texas attorneys' personal stories of fighting and overcoming problems with substance abuse and mental health issues. The Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program, part of the State Bar of Texas, created the Voices of Recovery podcast as a way to let bar members know that help is available and recovery is possible, said Bree Buchanan, TLAP director.… Continue Reading
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