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 Start the New Year Off Right!

Here is some advice from the Time Management Ninja.  

1. Begin Your Day Earlier.  Get to the office before your co-workers and get work done before distractions and gossip begin.

2. Empty Your inbox.  If you can’t delete or move all emails, then create a folder that says 2016 and move all messages there.

3. Schedule Your Priorities.  If exercising or spending more time with the kids is a priority, then put it on your calendar. 

Clear Your Desk. Not just clean it, CLEAR it. And do that every day.  

4. Re-write Your Goals.  Or if you have never written out your goals, do it now.  Not just professional, but personal as well.  Hang the list in a place where you can see it every day.  

5. Attitude Matters.  Decide to improve your attitude.  Thinking and feeling positive is self-fulfilling and contagious.  

For more on this and other tips from the Time Management Ninja, go to

LAC can help an attorney get assistance for issues including depression, alcohol and drug abuse, stress and burnout, practice closure, and other types of counseling.  Please contact the LAC chairs or any member with concerns.. 

LAC Accepting Applications for New Members

We are always looking to develop the diversity of the LAC and encourage new members to apply.  If you are interested in the LAC, please email Karen or Bill for more information.

Thank you for reading!


Our Mission Statement is as follows:  
    The BAMC Lawyer Assistance Committee is comprised of members of our association whose sole purpose is to help our colleagues.  We are a resource put in place to help lawyers, including those whose practices may be adversely affected, to better cope with such problems as depression, substance abuse, personal problems, stress, burnout, etc. 
    All referrals to the Committee are strictly confidential and may be anonymous.  This confidentiality is statutory.  (See, Bus. & Occup. Art. § 10-502).  The Maryland Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct exempt from reporting requirements information received in the course of participation in our assistance program.  (See, Rule 8.3 (c) ).  Referrals to our committee come from Judges, members of the Bar, family and friends.  We respond whenever the need for assistance presents itself. 
     Our committee has resources, professional and otherwise, that can help colleagues who find themselves in crisis.  We strive to assist so as to minimize any negative effect on lawyers and their practices.


Karen H. Alegi
William E. Hewitt, Jr.


Committee Meetings

May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.