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The OAAP acknowledges the devastating impact of the wildfires on some members of our legal community and their families. 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.
For more resources and assistance available from the PLF for lawyers affected by the wildfires, click here.
Thank You, Shari! After 21 years with the Professional Liability Fund as an OAAP Attorney Counselor, Shari R. Pearlman, LCSW, JD, is leaving the PLF and OAAP to continue her career with another lawyer assistance program. You can read her last Thriving Today blog post here, in which she bids a fond farewell to the Oregon legal community that she has been part of and served for so many years. We wish Shari all the best in her new position!
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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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee, but advance registration is required as space is limited.