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Our attorney counselors are available to help you. Please call us at 503.226.1057 or reach us by email.

  • 32nd Annual Attorney Dinner Celebrating Recovery: The dinner has been moved from Friday, May 15, 2020 to Friday, October 2, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Querin, at douglasq@oaap.org, or Bryan Welch at bryanw@oaap.org.
  • Thriving Today: The OAAP has a new blog! Scroll down (or click here) to read our posts, including tips and resources for enhancing your well-being.
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
Getting Unstuck from in the Uncertain Place
Getting Unstuck from in the Uncertain Place

Living in the “place between no longer and not yet” (a phrase coined by Victor Turner, anthropologist, writer) can make us feel stuck. We all find...

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The Best 12 Minutes of My Day
The Best 12 Minutes of My Day

The other day I was checking out our new OAAP blog, Thriving Today, to re-familiarize myself with the topics and the resources about which we had...

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Oregon Legal Community Acts Kindly: The Icing on the Cake to Lawyer Well-Being Week
Oregon Legal Community Acts Kindly: The Icing on the Cake to Lawyer Well-Being Week

Hello everyone, When the OAAP embarked on our first endeavor to celebrate lawyer well-being week, we did not know what would unfold.  What we...

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We Offer Help & Hope
Our Attorney Counselors
Shari R. Pearlman (Gregory)
Shari R. Pearlman (Gregory)
Attorney Counselor
Douglas S. Querin
Douglas S. Querin
Attorney Counselor
Kyra Hazilla
Kyra Hazilla
Attorney Counselor
Bryan R. Welch
Bryan R. Welch
Attorney Counselor
Karen A. Neri
Karen A. Neri
Attorney Counselor
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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
Highlighted Events

32nd Annual Dinner Celebrating Recovery - SAVE THE DATE!

The OAAP is proud to invite you to the 32nd Anniversary Annual Dinner Celebrating Recovery for attorneys in recovery and their guests. This year the event  takes place at Hotel Monaco Portland on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Our featured speakers are Jerry C. and Sarah E. Join us as Jerry and Sarah share their experiences, strength and hope.

Please watch for an email invitation. We hope to see you there!

ADHD Peer Support Group

The OAAP facilitates a monthly peer support group for lawyers with ADHD. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month and focuses on the successes and challenges of practicing law with ADHD. Pre-registration is required. If interested, contact Bryan Welch at bryanw@oaap.org.

 

Articles
OAAP Statement to the Community about Groups and CLEs

We are sending this notice to let you know about OAAP groups, CLEs, and...

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Lawyer Well-Being Week

When our professional and organizational cultures support our...

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The Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking

A few years ago, a meme that I found hilarious circulated the internet...

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Perspectives: Lawyers and Marijuana

We recently had the opportunity to talk with some lawyers who agreed to...

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OREGON LAWYERS’ CONFERENCE ROOM

The PLF/OAAP cares about the safety and health of our community. We have decided to temporarily close the Oregon Lawyers’ Conference Room through the Month of June, 2020. We are sorry for any inconveniences that this causes you. If you feel you need practice management assistance please call the PLF at 503.639.6911. If you would like to speak to an attorney counselor at the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, please call 503.226.1057. Please note that protocols can change and future appointments may be affected. Please watch this space for updates.

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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.