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Well-Being Committee


The Well-Being Committee was created in the 2018-2019 bar year to promote the well-being of legal professionals and law students by providing education and resources in the areas of mental health, stress management, addiction, physical health, work/life balance, and other quality of life and quality of career issues.

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ABA Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-Being

Report from the ABA's National Task Force on Lawyer Well-BeingReport from the ABA's National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
In the Report, the Task Force defines well-being and sheds light on the lack of well-being in the legal profession. Then the report offers concrete, actionable recommendations on how to fix the problems with lawyer well-being. The recommendations are organized by global actions that everyone can take, and then broken down by stakeholder.

 Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers & Legal Employers

 Well-Being Pledge

 ABA Well-Being Podcast Series


Lawyer Assistance Programs

MOLAP logoMissouri Lawyers' Assistance Program (MOLAP) | 1-800-688-7859
The Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal problems such as substance abuse, depression, stress and burnout.

 Model Policy for Law Firms


Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program logoIllinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program | 1-800-LAP-1233
Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges, law students, and their families concerned about alcohol abuse, drug dependency, or stress related issues like anxiety, burnout, depression, and many others. Our services include individual and group therapy, assessments, education, peer support, and intervention.


ABA Directory of Lawyer Assistance Programs


Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logoNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 or visit


Veterans Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit


Addiction Support

Alcoholics Anonymous

Find a group at


Narcotics Anonymous

Find a group at


1-888-BETS-OFF (Gambling Addiction)

Call 1-888-BETS-OFF (238-7633) or visit



Committee Leadership 

2018-20 Committee Chair

David Crawford David E. Crawford
Crawford IP Law


21% — 36% of practicing lawyers qualify as problem drinkers. 28% are struggling with some level of depression, 19% with anxiety, and 23% with stress. According to a 2016 ABA & Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study. Learn more from BAMSL's Well-Being Committee.