“Four Ways to Become the Kind of Leader Your Team Needs Today”


Leaders, Welcome to the Beginning of Phase 2

What lawyers can do to take care of themselves during the coronavirus crisis


Lawyers are supposed to plan for the worst, so how can you ease COVID-19 anxiety?



Online Recovery Resources

Online Mental Health Resources

ABA COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

The ABA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force


More Legal Resources for COVID-19

To those in recovery: you’ve got this!


Bar Leaders Respond to COVID-19


Click on the above links for online resources and recovery/mental health related materials.  If anyone is struggling, feeling isolated, or needs someone to talk to, please contact WVJLAP at (304) 553-7232.  



If you are concerned about yourself or about a partner, associate, colleague, bar applicant, law student or judge, help is available here.

The West Virginia Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program (WVJLAP) is a free & confidential service for Attorneys, Judges, Bar Applicants and Law Students, who may be struggling with issues such as aging, retirement, stress, anxiety, burnout, work/life balance, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, codependency, compulsive behavior, grief, trauma or any other mental/physical/emotional health disorders.  WVJLAP provides education, consultation, assessment, intervention, healthcare referrals, monitoring and peer support.  WVJLAP’s work also contributes to healing of the family system, protection of the public and the improvement of the integrity and reputation of the legal profession. Statistics support that this assistance to an affected lawyer often prevents future consequences and ethical violations, thereby reducing the number of legal, employment and disciplinary actions.

CONFIDENTIALITY:  In order to assure a high degree of trust and confidence, Confidentiality is afforded by Rules of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and WVJLAP operates independently of the Court, the State Bar and Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Information received concerning anyone seeking help or to whom assistance is offered is and remains confidential absent their Express Consent.  If you call as a concerned family member, friend, peer, partner or colleague your communications are also treated as confidential.  To review the West Virginia Supreme Court Rules of the West Virginia Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program, visit the link below: 

Rules of the West Virginia Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program