Here for the Profession Since 1982

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 experience as practicing lawyers gives us a strong foundation for understanding the situations you face. And our training and experience as counselors gives us the ability to help you find solutions and practices that work.
Kyra Hazilla

Kyra Hazilla

Director of the OAAP

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Douglas S. Querin

Douglas S. Querin

Attorney Counselor

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Bryan R. Welch

Bryan R. Welch

Attorney Counselor

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Kirsten Blume

Kirsten Blume

Attorney Counselor Associate

 

Staff

Jeanne Ulrich

Jeanne Ulrich

Program Assistant/Office Manager

 

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).

Frequently Asked Questions

OAAP is short for the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program. We were established in 1982 and serve as one of the most experienced and successful lawyer assistance programs in the country.
We are funded by the Professional Liability Fund (PLF). Most of our programs and services are free.
Our quarterly publication, inSight, includes educational information, personal stories, details about OAAP events, and many more resources. InSight is mailed to all active members of the Oregon State Bar. If you are not an active member of the OSB and would like to receive inSight, contact an OAAP Attorney Counselor.