Colorado Supreme Court
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.
Be on the lookout for a survey arriving in your inbox soon that will help us better understand attorney wellness.
By BARBARA EZYK
On November 3, the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program will forward an email to all attorneys from the Butler Center for Research asking you to participate in a short, 15-20 minute CONFIDENTIAL wellness survey. This survey is very important for several reasons.
First and foremost, there has not been a national survey done on lawyer wellness in more than 20 years. Thus the research data is very old and outdated. Second, state lawyer assistance programs want to provide services that attorneys need for healthy and productive careers, and having current data, the programs better target their resources to provide the best assistance needed.
Colorado is not alone, many states are participating in this confidential survey, which is being done in collaboration between the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Butler Center for Research of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Although the survey will come to you through the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program, your confidential responses will go directly to the Butler Center where all identifying information (email address and state) will be scrubbed and all the raw data collected for processing.
When the email containing the instructions and the survey link hits your inbox on November 3, please take a few minutes to click on the link and complete the survey; the more responses received the more reliable and useful the data will be. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
Barbara Ezyk is an attorney and Executive Director for the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program.
Your Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program provides free and confidential services for judges, lawyers, and law students. If you need resources for ANY issue that is compromising your ability to be a productive member of the legal community (including your personal relationships), or if there is someone you are concerned about, contact COLAP at (303) 986-3345 or toll free at 1-855-208-1168. For more information about COLAP, please visit www.coloradolap.org.