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Encouraging these members of the legal community to seek help for mental health and/or substance abuse issues was Lever’s information about NC LAP. Highlighted were three facts: all communications with LAP are confidential; it is separate from the disciplinary arm of the State Bar; its website contains a wealth of information about LAP’s services. Also noted were research studies that confirm the substantial percentage of lawyers who experience mental health and/or substance abuse issues and their common barriers to treatment.
The author used the recent efforts to reinvigorate NC LAP Foundation’s coffers as an opener for his discussion of its history. Included in his discussion of how NC LAP functions currently are its services and support for lawyers seeking recovery for substance abuse and mental health issues. Concluding his discussion of NC LAP was the increasing need for its resources and how NC LAP continues to fulfill its mission.