The State Bar of Nevada is committed to the health and wellness of its attorneys. Programs and services ranging from talking to a fellow lawyer experiencing the same issues as you – to seeking clinical assistance for issues related to addiction or mental health problems – are available statewide. Most services are provided confidentially and at no cost.
A brief overview of these programs are provided below. For more information, click on the individual title links below or call 1-866-828-0022.
Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program: Clinical services for attorneys suffering from abuse, addiction and/or mental health issues which may impair professional competence. Program is staffed by clinical professionals statewide and when sought voluntarily, the initial assessment is provided at no charge to the attorney.
Therapy Benefit: This member benefit offers therapist referrals. If an attorney wants assistance in dealing with a difficult life situation, such as divorce, depression, stress, the death of a loved one, a traumatic case or any other stressful incident/situation, he or she can request the name of a therapist by calling 1-866-828-0022. The first three sessions are provided at no charge. The inquiry and subsequent three sessions are completely confidential.
Peer Support for Stress: Looking to speak with another attorney going through the same issues as you? At this closed-door meeting attorneys discuss stressors in their practice, personal life, or whatever may be worth discussing with others for insights and/or suggestions on how to maneuver through difficult times. This meeting is not a 12-step meeting and not group therapy. It is intended to be a confidential forum to focus on wellness and attaining balance in both one’s personal and professional lives. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (State Bar of Nevada Las Vegas office). Call 1-866-828-0022 for more information.
The State Bar of Nevada conducted a LET’S TALK Summit in Las Vegas and Reno and solicited comments from attendees relating to issues of attorney well-being. This report outlines the findings from the LET’S TALK Summit and provides a roadmap for ongoing discussion.