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Well-Being Tip and Resources

Click below for the virtual well-being tips and resources brochure for the legal community inspired by COLAP's Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being:  https://coloradolap.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/2023-Wellbeing-Resources-for-the-Legal-Community.pdf.  Please distribute to friends and colleagues.  

The version for judges and judicial branch employees will be circulated through the Judicial Well-Being Standing Committee. 

Colorado Lawyer Well-Being

Mental Health Resources for Lawyers

Click below for Mental Health Resources

  • Support Resources for Legal Professionals
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Information for Legal Professionals
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Information for Law Students
  • Hotlines and Crisis Lines
  • Support Groups
  • General Information

Lawyers Depression Project's Mental Health Resources 

Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP)

COLAP provides confidential assistance to Judges, Lawyers, and Law Students for
a wide variety of personal and professional issues. COLAP offers confidential, free support.

  • Visit: http://coloradolap.org/
  • By Appointment Only
  • For more information or for confidential assistance, please contact COLAP at 303.986.3345

U.S. Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being

  1. Protection from Harm
  2. Connection and Community 
  3. Work-Life Harmony 
  4. Mattering at Work 
  5. Opportunity for Growth 

Click here for more information.

Lawyer Well-Being

Lawyer well-being is an important topic.  The ACBA is committed to helping its members pursue well-being – for themselves, for their colleagues, for the Bar.  One valuable resource for those interested in help in pursuing lawyer well-being is the ABA Toolkit for Lawyer Well-being.  Lawyer Well-being Toolkit  This toolkit has helpful information for lawyers, employers, law firms, judges, and others.  If you are interested in resources to assist in pursuing lawyer well-being, check out the free ABA Lawyer Well-being Toolkit. Click links below:


The Path to Lawyer Well-Being Report

Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether you or someone you care about has an alcohol use disorder.  Here is a link to an ABA web page that provides some insight on this question:  ABA Alcohol Use Disorders  

Alcohol use disorders are treatable.  If you or someone you care about – friend, colleague, family member – has an alcohol use disorder, please reach out for help.  The ACBA is here for you, and the Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program (COLAP) is a great resource.  Treatment is possible, but the first step is often the hardest.

Institute for Well-Being in Law

IWIL is dedicated to the betterment of the legal profession by focusing on a holistic approach to well-being. Through advocacy, research, education, technical and resource support, and stakeholders' partnerships, it is driven to lead a culture shift in law to establish health and well-being as core centerpieces of professional success.

Other Resources

Gun Owners Helping Gun Owners 
In the United States, about one-half of all suicide deaths are due to firearms.  Having a firearm in the home triples the odds of death by suicide.  Guns are the most lethal method of suicide – with a more than 90% efficacy. 

If you have a gun in the home, and if you are thinking of suicide, the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition – a group of gun owners, guns shops, firearms trainers, and public health researchers – will store your firearm(s) for you.  Getting the firearms out of the home can prevent a suicide.  


    The Arapahoe County Bar Association is a non-profit, organization for legal professionals that is dedicated to serving nearly 1,000 members in the Denver Metro area.

    Contact Us

    P.O. Box 2587
    Centennial, CO  80161

    Tel. 303 797 2227  

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