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The OAAP attorney counselors are available to help in this time of crisis 24 hours a day, and remain available to members of our legal community by phone, email, and through video teleconference. This includes support groups, recovery meetings, and counseling sessions. For health and community safety reasons, we are temporarily limiting in-person contacts. You can reach us at 503.226.1057. Please take care, and reach out to us for help.

About the OAAP

The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) provides CONFIDENTIAL and free counseling assistance to lawyers, judges, and law students. We can help with your concerns about your well-being, or the well-being of someone you care about.  We offer short-term individual counseling, referral to other resources when appropriate, support groups, workshops, CLEs, and educational programs.

Each OAAP attorney counselor is both a lawyer and a counselor. Our experiences as practicing lawyers give us a strong foundation for understanding the situations that you face.  Our training and experience as counselors provide us with the ability to listen and help you navigate toward solutions.

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Confidential Assistance

Help For Yourself

Reaching out for help can be a big step and is often the first step to feeling better. Rest assured that your call to us is completely...

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Help For Someone You Care About

If you are concerned about the well-being of a colleague, family member, staff person, law partner, or other member of the legal community, we can...

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 Completely confidential

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Thriving Today Blog
Flashing Lights and Guiding Lights – Lawyers and ADHD
Flashing Lights and Guiding Lights – Lawyers and ADHD

For many of us, COVID has materially altered the way we work and interact with others.  These changes have significantly impacted people with ADHD...

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Procrastination: A Story and Some Resources for Solutions
Procrastination: A Story and Some Resources for Solutions

The following is a fictional account of someone who is wrestling with the age-old challenge and uniquely human experience of procrastination...

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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?
Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

The other day I had something of an epiphany. For me, these are intuitive perceptions or insights into the meaning of something or, more...

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Who We Help

We provide CONFIDENTIAL and free counseling assistance to lawyers, judges, law students, their family members, and members of the legal...

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How We Help

We provide assistance through individual counseling, support groups, workshops, and educational programs. 

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Upcoming Events
Featured Events
The Career of a Lawyer: Creating Success at Each Stage
The Career of a Lawyer: Creating Success at Each Stage

This fall, the OAAP will present two half-day...

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Grief & Loss Support Workshop for Lawyers
Grief & Loss Support Workshop for Lawyers

The OAAP is offering a two-evening workshop...

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Perspectives: Lawyers, Anxiety, and Depression

Well over half of all lawyers report having had depression or anxiety...

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Did You Know? Facts About Depression and Anxiety

In 2017, around 17.3 million adults age 18 or older in the United...

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Handling Fear and Stress During a Prolonged Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in ways we never expected...

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OLAF

The Oregon Lawyer Assistance Foundation (OLAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that has been formed to provide financial need-based grants and loans to Oregon lawyers to defray some or all of the expense of treatment for alcoholism, chemical dependency, mental health issues, or other impairment. OLAF assists lawyers who access the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) and who are unable to pay for the treatment they need. (Treatment is outside the scope of services offered by the OAAP.) Lawyers who need OLAF’s financial assistance can apply for a loan or grant through the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program.

Your donations to OLAF make a difference in the lives of Oregon lawyers who are suffering with an illness they cannot afford to treat.

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Event Highlight

12th Annual OAAP and OWLS Women Lawyers Retreat

We are looking forward to our 12th Annual Women’s Wellness Retreat for Lawyers on April 5 & 6, 2019 at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon. Our theme is Transforming Ourselves through Self-Compassion and Creativity.

Throughout the retreat we will enjoy plenty of relaxation, wonderful food, and free time to explore the gardens, enjoy a massage, swim, or soak in the hot tub. As always, we will be applying for CLE credits and anticipate engaging and informative speakers.

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New Group Opportunity

Trans Law Professionals Peer Support Group

The OAAP is pleased to offer a biweekly evening peer support group. This inclusive group is open to all transgender, trans-questioning, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and intersex judges, lawyers, law students, and legal professionals and will be facilitated by Kyra Hazilla, JD, LCSW.

For more information or to join this group, please set up a meeting with Kyra Hazilla, at 503-226-1057, ext. 13, or at kyrah@oaap.org. There is no fee, but advance registration is required as space is limited.