Bench & Bar

JUL 2018

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| JULY/AUGUST 2018 52 In doing so, we will be better lawyers, better family members, and better community members. Life is a series of choices. Every day we choose whether we will improve ourselves and our lives or whether we will accept the status quo that most lawyers before us have accepted, with its by-products of increased rates of alcoholism, depression, suicide, and an overall discontent with our careers and our lives. You have the power to re-write the narrative of your life and your law practice, today. AND IT ALL STARTS WITH A LITTLE MOVEMENT. ENDNOTES 1. lence_of_Substance_Use_and_Other_Mental.8.aspx 2. 3. Crowley, Chris, and Lodge, Henry S., Younger Next Year, Workman Pub., NY, 2007. 4. Crowley, Chris, and Lodge, Henry S., Younger Next Year for Women, Workman Pub., NY 2007. 5. Id. K E N T U C K Y L A W Y E R A S S I S T A N C E P R O G R A M F O U N D A T I O N Contact KYLAP DIRECTOR YVETTE HOURIGAN for more information about the KYLAP FOUNDATION, INC., FORGIVABLE LOAN PROGRAM. (502) 226-9373 · e Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation, Inc., offers financial assistance through forgiv- able loans to the Kentucky legal community to assist with treatment expenses for all mental health issues. On behalf of the individual law students, lawyers and judges whose lives these funds will change, the KYLAP Foundation expresses its sincerest gratitude to the following groups for their generous contributions. Friends Billy Hoge In Honor of His Retirement Hardin County Bar Association T hank you KYLAP YVETTE HOURIGAN is the director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program (KYLAP). KYLAP provides assistance to all Kentucky law students, lawyers and judges with mental health issues and impairments including depression, substance or alcohol addictions, process addictions and chronic anxiety disorders. Hourigan is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, and practiced in all areas of civil litigation in Lexington before she was appointed as the KYLAP Director. In 2014, Hourigan was awarded the Dave Nee Foundation's Uncommon Counselor Award which is given to a member of the legal profession who exhibits "extraordi- nary compassion and concern for co-workers, family, friends, and community." You may contact Hourigan at and (502) 226-9373. T he Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program offers weekly open recovery meetings for lawyers, law students and judges in Northern Kentucky and Lexington. e Northern Kentucky Law- yers in Recovery meeting is held at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesdays at 510 Washington Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. Please bring your own coffee. e Lexington Kentucky Lawyers in Recovery meeting is held at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Alano Club downtown, 370 East Second Street, Lexington, KY 40508. All meetings are open to law students, lawyers and judges who are already involved or who are interested in a 12-step program of recovery, including but not limited to Alcoholics Anonymous, Nar- cotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous and Al-Anon. Come meet other attorneys and network. All meetings and contacts are confidential. SCR 3.990. KYLAP K E N T U C K Y L A W Y E R A S S I S TA N C E P R O G R A M KYLAP HOSTS LAWYERS IN RECOVERY MEETINGS IN NORTHERN K Y & LEXINGTON For additional information, please contact us. web: • call: (502) 226-9373 email:

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