JLAP volunteers help in many different ways and we only ask you to do those things that you are comfortable doing. Volunteer activities can range from participating in an intervention to convince another attorney or judge to seek treatment to simply having lunch with a new attorney to talk about career options. Sometimes it will be working with someone who has a severe impairment and other times it will be reaching out to someone in hopes of preventing an impairment issue. Most importantly, unless you instruct us otherwise, we will always call you first to see whether you are comfortable becoming involved in a particular situation.
If you are interested in volunteering to help judges, lawyers, and/or law students cope with the issues that impair their daily ethical practice of the profession and the quality of their lives, please contact the JLAP office.
Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
320 North Meridian Street, Suite 606
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The JLAP Volunteer Questionnaire is CONFIDENTIAL.
Occasionally, the Supreme Court's Disciplinary Commission, the State Board of Law Examiners or the Commission on Judicial Qualifications refer someone to JLAP with the understanding he/she will enter into a Monitoring Agreement with JLAP as part of an Order, Consent Decree or Consent Agreement with the disciplining body. The Monitor's job is to have weekly contact with the monitored attorney, determine (to the extent possible) whether the person has complied with the conditions of the Monitoring Agreement and fill out a monthly report for the JLAP Executive Director. The Monitor is not a friend or sponsor and is not expected to ensure the person complies with the conditions. The Monitor's job is simply to determine whether conditions have been met and to file a report accordingly. If the Monitor learns of a breach of any of the conditions, the Monitor is expected to immediately report the breach to the JLAP Executive Director who will inform the appropriate disciplining body.
You have an opportunity to give life to the Supreme Court's recognition that in some cases a judge, attorney or law student may, with the right support and guidance provided by a JLAP Monitoring Agreement, recover their career. JLAP relies on trained volunteers to monitor these agreements, and thereby advance not only the discipline system in our profession, but save lives. We hope you will join us. To apply to become a JLAP Monitor, follow the procedures for volunteering above.