The Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program is an Independent and Confidential program exclusively for Judges, Lawyers, and Law Students. The mission of COLAP is to protect the interests of clients, litigants and the general public by educating the bench, bar and law schools regarding the causes of and remedies for impairments affecting members of the legal profession, and to provide confidential assistance to lawyers, judges and law students who suffer from physical or mental health issues, or other impairments that affect their ability to be productive members of the profession.
COLAP provides assistance with Practice Management, Work/Life Integration, Stress/Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Relationship Issues, and any career challenge that interferes with the ability to be a productive member of the legal community. COLAP provides referrals for a wide variety of personal and professional issues (including resources for treatment and counseling), voluntary monitoring programs, supportive relationships with peer volunteers, and educational programs (including ethics CLEs).
Established by Colorado Supreme Court Rule 254, COLAP will not release any information without a signed release. All communications with COLAP are held in the strictest confidence.