About the OAAP
If you feel overwhelmed, you are not alone. Members of the legal profession experience higher rates of problem substance use, anxiety, and depression than the general public. That’s why the OAAP provides free, confidential counseling assistance to lawyers, judges, and law students. We offer short-term individual counseling, referral to other resources when appropriate, support groups, workshops, CLEs, and educational programs.
We’ve been helping members of the legal profession since 1982, making us one of the most experienced and successful lawyer assistance programs in the country. We are funded by the Professional Liability Fund (PLF), which means nearly all our services are free.
We are lawyers and counselors.
Our Services are Confidential
All communications with the OAAP are completely voluntary, confidential, and will not affect your standing with the Professional Liability Fund or the Oregon State Bar.
No information will be disclosed to any person, agency, or organization outside the OAAP, without the consent of the person accessing the program. We do not share information with the State Lawyers Assistance Committee (SLAC) or the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Counsel.
Contacts with us are kept strictly confidential pursuant to ORS 9.568, PLF Policies 6.150 – 6.300, Oregon State Bar Bylaws Article 24, Oregon Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3(c)(3), and Judicial Code of Conduct for United States Judges Canon 3B(6). The only exceptions are: to avert a serious, imminent threat to your health or safety or that of another person and to comply with legal obligations such as ORS 419B.010 and ORS 24.060 (child abuse and elder abuse).