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The Commission shall: (1) support and seek to improve existing services, including diversity outreach, and, as appropriate, assist the development of new lawyer assistance programs, (2) provide educational and training opportunities for lawyer assistance program staff and volunteers, the legal profession, the judiciary, legal educators and the public, (3) disseminate information and create and foster platforms for communications among lawyer assistance program staff and volunteers, and (4) develop and advance policies that better enable lawyers to obtain assistance and return to good health, protect the integrity of the legal profession and the judiciary and protect the public.

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For details on the Commission’s activities, view its Informational Report to the House of Delegates.


Download the CoLAP Business Meeting Minutes. View the Minutes Archive.

2017-18 COMMISSION MEMBERS

Bree Buchanan
Chair 
Austin, TX 


Craig L. Caesar
New Orleans, LA


Lacy L. Durham

Dallas, TX


Hon. Janice M. Holder

Memphis, TN


Larry C. Hunter
Boise, ID

Laura McClendon
Nashville, TN


LaKeisha R. Randall
Atlanta, GA

Hon. David A. Shaheed
Indianapolis, IN


Sondra Tennessee

Houston, TX

Tish Vincent
Lansing, MI

2017-18 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

James Coyle
Denver, CO


R. Michael Ethridge
Charleston, SC


Thomas Erik Gilbertsen

Washington, DC


Pamela Yvette Hourigan
Frankfort, KY


David Jaffe

Washington, DC


M. Keith Kapp

Raleigh, NC


Patrick Krill

Minneapolis, MN

Jeffrey R. Kuester
Atlanta, GA

 

Elsa Leyva
Los Angeles, CA


Robynn Elizabeth Moraites
Charlotte, NC


Tamara Patricia Nash
Sioux Falls, SD


Thomas Roman

Cary, NC


Janet Stearns
Coral Gables, FL


Francine D. Ward

Mill Valley, CA


Courtney Olivia Wylie
Chicago, IL

 

 

STAFF

Will Hornsby
Staff Counsel
Tel: 312/988-5761
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Sara Smith
Research & Policy Analyst
312/988-6185
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Janice Jones
Conference & Meeting Planner
Tel: 312/988-5787
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Sharon O'Connell
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 312/988-5717
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