The Committee's purpose is to help with substance abuse and mental illness issues. The Committee's mission is to provide TCDLA members a contact point for crisis counseling, proper referrals to appropriate resources and professionals, and access to volunteers who provide peer assistance. The Committee also provides papers, seminar presentations, and Voice for the Defense articles related to attorneys' substance abuse and mental illness issues.
Confidentiality is strictly upheld.
The Lawyers Assistance Committee works very closely with the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program Committee of the State Bar of Texas.
Their committee continues to be active in accordance with this mission statement and strives to be of service to TCDLA and all of it's members.