The profession of law is, on its best day, demanding. Balancing a healthy career and personal life, all while attempting to maintain a healthy state of mind and physical health is a challenge for people in general, but especially for legal professionals.
We encourage you to take a moment and view the video below provided by the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (“TLAP”). It contains three inspirational and moving stories of the struggle these attorneys went through to reclaim their lives from substance abuse and mental health issues.
State Bar President and longtime TADC member and Board Director Allan DuBois commissioned the video. Allan realized through all his work with TLAP over the years that we have lost so many in our profession unnecessarily due to mental health and substance abuse issues. TLAP helps lawyers, judges and law students whose professional performance is impaired because of substance abuse, dependency, or mental health issues.
There is assistance for legal professionals who may be in financial distress through the Sheeran-Crowley Memorial Trust, named in honor of accomplished lawyer Patrick D. Sheeran and longtime TADC member and Board Director Michael J. Crowley.
Please take a moment to take care of yourself and view the video. It is important.