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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
Move Over Gratitude, It’s Time to Try Delight
Move Over Gratitude, It’s Time to Try Delight

As vaccinations increase and COVID rates fall in Oregon, many of us are venturing back into the world, albeit perhaps tentatively. A meal with...

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Feel Well: Emotional Well-Being
Feel Well: Emotional Well-Being

  Welcome to the 2021 Well-Being Week in Law! The OAAP is excited to celebrate this event and provide support for the well-being of members...

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Connect:  Social Well-Being
Connect: Social Well-Being

Welcome to the 2021 Well-Being Week in Law! The OAAP is excited to celebrate this event and provide support for the well-being of members of the...

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Douglas S. Querin
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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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Highlighted Events

We would like to invite you to join us for our 33nd  Annual (Virtual) Recovery Celebration for attorneys in recovery and their guests. This year the event will take place virtually on Zoom on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.  At a time when our attorney recovery community and our mutual support of one another is so vital, we sincerely hope you will join us for this very special celebration.

We are pleased to announce that our speakers this year are Sean G. from Portland, OR and Marv S. (Medical Director, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation) from Portland, OR.  Join us as both Sean and Marv share their experience, strength and hope with our community.

To attend the celebration, or know an attorney in recovery who might be interested in attending, please email Doug Querin at douglasq@oaap.org.,  or Bryan Welch at bryanw@oaap.org, for the ZOOM link.

InSight

June 2021 inSight now available!

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Why Well-Being?

We get this question a lot. So why does well-being matter and how are...

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The Online Life: How Much Is Too Much?

During the pandemic, some people have tried to minimize infection risk...

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Four Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Research suggests that practicing gratitude, forgiveness, mindfulness...

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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.