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September 15, 2022

ABA well-being conference opens in Washington Sept. 20 with host of programs

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2022 The nation’s top experts in lawyer well-being will convene from Sept. 20-22 in the nation’s capital to discuss current and emerging issues on a wide range of topics regarding the continuum of well-being relevant to the legal profession.

2022 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs
Sponsored by ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP)

Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 20-22

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
Washington, D.C.

The in-person only, three-day program involving attendees from across the globe will explore the latest research and other information related to the well-being of lawyers and judges, legal educators, law school students and administrators, and other legal professional staff. Topics include mental health and mental illness, alcohol and other substance-use disorders, well-being technology, hybrid workforces, DEI issues (diversity, equity and inclusion) and access to justice.

Topics to be discussed range from law school issues to those affecting aging attorneys.

The program is coordinated by CoLAP, whose mission is devoted to the advancement of well-being in the legal profession and coordinates with the work of state and local Lawyer Assistance Programs (LAPs). CoLAP has been instrumental in national surveys of lawyer well-being and has developed a program where more than 200 law entities nationwide have pledged to make the well-being of their professionals a top priority.

The agenda for the three-day conference is here and the list of speakers is here.

Media who wish to attend must register in advance by 5 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 19, by emailing [email protected]. ABA COVID protocols will be in effect and emailed to those who register.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.