Resources for Judges

National Helpline for Judges Helping Judges

Judges who need assistance because of alcoholism, substance use disorders, addiction or mental health issues may reach other judges, who are in recovery or who have gone through treatment, by calling a helpline sponsored by the American Bar Association. Judges who have volunteered to be a personal resource to other judges throughout the US and Canada are uniquely positioned to share their experiences, strengths and hope. Both judges in need of help and those interested in serving as a peer-to-peer volunteer should call 800-219-6474 during business hours Central time. All information is confidential and protected by statute.


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Active judges are likely to face numerous work-related experiences (e.g., traumatic cases) that affect performance of their occupational duties. This module looks at the emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physical effects of judicial stress and how it impacts performance both on and off the bench.