The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) provides confidential help for lawyers, law students and judges who have problems with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
You can call us any time of day or night at 1-800-343-8527.
You can find more detailed information about TLAP and resources for the Texas legal community below:
- How TLAP Can Help
- Law Students
- Substance Abuse
- Mental Health
- Suicide Prevention
- Financial Assistance through the Sheeran-Crowley Memorial Trust
Voices of Recovery
Welcome to Voices of Recovery, a podcast where Texas attorneys discuss how they reclaimed their lives from substance abuse and mental health issues. We bring you these podcasts—and these lawyers are coming forward with their stories—to let members of the State Bar of Texas know that help is available and recovery is possible.
Episode 1: The Last Drink. A Texas lawyer explains how he reclaimed his life from alcohol and helps others to do the same.
Episode 2: Depression's Black Hole - A Texas lawyer explains how clinical depression nearly claimed his life, and how he found hope to carry on.
Episode 3: "The Worst of Me/The Best of Me" — A Texas lawyer who earned a "party degree" in college explains how she came to terms with her alcoholism and anger and finally sought help.
Podcasts now available on iTunes: Listen now on iTunes
TLAP's Bree Buchanan visits the RecoveryPeople podcast to talk about how Texas lawyers can find help for substance abuse and mental health issues.
Introduction to TLAP
- Watch the video (YouTube)
Practicing Law and Wellness
- Watch the video (Microsoft Silverlight Format)
Practicing from the Shadows
This video offers support for those suffering from depression or chemical dependency.
- Watch the video (Windows Media format)
Bree Buchanan received her B.A. degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and her J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law. She is pursuing a Masters in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling at the Seminary of the Southwest.
Cameron Vann is a B.S. graduate of the University of Texas, received a Master of Education from the University of Houston, and earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston.
Chris Ritter, Staff Attorney
Chris Ritter received his B.A. degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.