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Wisconsin Lawyers Assi​stance Program​

​The Lawyers Assistance Program offers confidential well-being support to the legal community. WisLAP staff are available for consultations, mental health trainings, and well-being presentations. Additionally, WisLAP trained volunteers are available for individualized peer-to-peer support upon request. 

The Lawyers Assistance Program aims to develop a culture within the Wisconsin legal community that fosters work-life balance and destigmatizes mental illness and substance use disorders. WisLAP services are free as a benefit of your State Bar membership and available to everyone in the legal community.​

We do not provide legal advice or give lawyer referrals. Click here if you are seeking legal advice or need to find a lawyer.

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WisLAP Contact Information:

WisLAP Line: (800) 543-2625​ or​​

Program Manager: Amber Ault​, Ph.D., MSW (800)444-9404 ext. 6159​

How We Support​

  • ​Initial evalu​ation​
  • Referrals
  • Peer assistance
  • Consultation
  • Education, including CLE programs
  • Outreach

Who W​e Serve

  • Law Students
  • Bar applicants
  • Attorneys (in good standing, suspended, disbarred, re-instatement candidates)
  • Judges
  • Colleagues
​Research suggests that legal professionals sacrifice self-care for their job which often leads to dissatisfaction in their professional and personal life, and often at the expense of their health and well-being (2021 ​Wisconsin Task Force
​). If the demands of practicing law start to affect your personal time, energy levels, and mental health, give yourself permission to contact the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP).

​​​It is the responsibility of the legal community to help our colleagues. WisLAP is based upon the premise of Lawyers Helping Lawyers and Judges Helping Judges. We have over 150​ trained volunteer lawyers and judges, who understand what you go through, to offer support and guidance. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Clic​k Here 

WisLAP is exempt from reporting professional misconduct to the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) under Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 20:8.3(c)(2) and to the Judicial Commission under Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 60.04(3). WisLAP​ does not require callers to disclose their identity and does not keep any case records.​​​​​​