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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:

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. 
Listen now

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.
Listen now

Videos

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)

  • Yoga Demonstration
  • Watch the video (Microsoft Silverlight Format)
  • Watch the video (Windows Media format)

  • Meditation Demonstration
  • Watch the video (Microsoft Silverlight Format)
  • Watch the video (Windows Media format)

  • TLAP's knowledgeable and professional staff are always available to answer your questions by phone or email. Please call 1-800-343-8527, or email a staff person directly:

    Staff

    Bree Buchanan, TLAP Director
    bree.buchanan@texasbar.com
    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, Staff Attorney
    cvann@texasbar.com
    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.

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