• Iowa Supreme Court authorizes informal referrals to ILAP

    In order to help lawyers and judges who may be struggling with wellness, mental health and alcohol/substance abuse, the Iowa Supreme Court has authorized informal referrals from the Attorney Disciplinary Board to the Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program.

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has increased the stress on Iowa attorneys and judges both personally and professionally. The Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program exists to help attorneys and judges in dealing with sources of stress.

    See details in the order dated March 11. This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice.

    The Iowa Lawyer Weekly has been publishing a weekly "Lawyer Wellness Corner" written by the director of the Iowa Lawyers Assistance Program. This week's column is entitled "What does a lawyer in need of help look like?" Please click here to view the Lawyer Wellness Corner page.