Since 1986, Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., has been supporting lawyers who develop mental health or substance abuse issues.

“We started as a ‘lawyers helping lawyers’ organization,” FLA Executive Director Dan McDermott said. “The Bar has an obligation to make sure that those who hold licenses and serve the interest of clients are in a position to do so without undue [impediments].”

In that regard, FLA focuses its efforts on education, talking to attorneys about the pressures of practicing law, the stresses that go with it, and how those stresses may affect their health and personal wellbeing.

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