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JLAP Committee

Purpose | Members | Staff Contacts

Purpose

JLAP offers help to judges, attorneys, and law students who experience physical or mental disabilities that result from disease, chemical dependency, mental health problems, or age, which may impair these individuals' ability to practice in a competent and professional manner. Help varies with an individual's needs or a particular case, but ranges from information and referral to assistance with organization of an intervention. In addition, JLAP provides education to the bench and bar on relevant issues. The purpose of this committee is to guide the development of JLAP programs and initiatives.


Members

Hon. Marc R. Kellams, Chair
Judicial Member
Bargersville

Inge Van der Cruysse, Vice Chair
Law School Representative 
Bloomington

Hon. Gina Jones, Treasurer
Judicial Member
Merrillville

Ann Carol Nash, Secretary
Attorney Member
South Bend

Hon. Matthew Brookman
Judicial Member
Newburgh

Hon. Darren Dolehanty
Judicial Member
Richmond

Neil Harrington III
Attorney Member
Highland

Katherine Tapp
Attorney Member
Corydon

Robert William Jonas
Attorney Member
South Bend

Hon. Marry Ellen Diekhoff
Judicial Member
Bloomington

Angka Hinshaw
Attorney Member
Indianapolis

Teresa McKeethen
Attorney Member
Evansville

Ashley Hart
Attorney Member
Indianapolis

Tonya Bond 
Attorney Member
Indianapolis

Hon. David Shaheed
Judicial Member
Indianapolis


Staff Contacts

See the full list of staff contacts.

Confidentiality

JLAP logoBecause of the sensitive nature of mental health and substance use issues, law students, attorneys, or judges who need help—or want to assist someone else who might need help—are often reluctant to seek assistance. Recognizing this concern, and in order to foster early and confidential contact, the Indiana Supreme Court authorized the creation of JLAP with the passage of Rule 31 of the Indiana Rules on Admission to the Bar and Discipline of Attorneys.

All contact with JLAP is confidential under Admission and Discipline Rule 31 §9 and Rules of Professional Conduct 8.3 (c).