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Resource References ~

The Lawyer Assistance Committee would like to thank the following sponsors whose gracious contributions made it possible for us to offer the "An Evening With Brian Cuban" presentation on March 7th:

Stephen F. Allen, P.C.
Law Office of David Asaki
Law Offices of Reginald W. Bours, III, P.C.
Law Offices of Ronald S. Canter, LLC
Caron Treatment Centers
Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger
Law Offices of Jeffrey M Hamberger, P.C.
John H. Harman
Hayden Legal Services LLC
William E. Hewitt, Jr.
Alisha L. Jacobsen
Jezic & Moyse, LLC
Linowes and Blocher LLP
Richard D. London & Associates P.C.
Maryland Counseling Centers, Inc.
McCarthy Wilson LLP
Merkin & Taylor, LLC
John C. Monahan
Murphy & Mood, P.C.
Protas, Spivok & Collins, LLC
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A.
James L. Thompson, Esquire
Steven VanGrack Law, P.C.
Marvin Waldman, Esquire
Law Office of Anne Marie Westerbaan-Klein


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


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

April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018

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.