The Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program is NOT just for lawyers! We are also your Judicial Assistance Program. Judges are often in the best position to recognize problematic behavior, suffering, or impairment in lawyers practicing in their courtroom, or in colleagues on the bench, which is why the judiciary has a strong relationship with COLAP.
Judges and magistrates also call COLAP for issues including their own stress management, well-being concerns such as secondary trauma, issues with staff or at home with family, and a wide range of behavioral health issues. Whether it’s for yourself or someone you are concerned about, or you would like us to give a free ethics CLE presentation on a well-being topic in your court, district, Inn of Court, or local bar, calling COLAP can be the start to finding a solution.
Judicial Officers are more likely to suffer in silence because of the insular nature of their work, or concern that their problems will become known within the legal community or to the public. Judicial Officers can safely call COLAP for confidential assistance: 303-986-3345.