The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP) assists Judges and Lawyers in Delaware’s Legal Community who need help in addressing problems such as stress, alcohol, drugs, emergency practice management, family or personal problems, gambling, and/or other health-related issues that directly affect work productivity and quality of life.

Initial Assessment


Peer Support Network

Structured Rehabilitation Program

Attorney Support Meetings

Educational Outreach

A trained member of the DE-LAP staff will meet with the legal professional either at the De-LAP office located at 405 N. King Street, Suite 101B, Wilmington, Delaware (Use separate entrance) or off-site to evaluate the problem and recommend solutions.  DE-LAP maintains an extensive, up-to-date network of licensed healthcare professionals who are familiar with the unique issues involved in working within the legal profession.
In appropriate situations, a staff member will plan, rehearse and facilitate a formal intervention with parties of interest to assist with the impaired or problem individual.
The person in need of assistance or help may be paired with a member of the Lawyer Assistance Committee in the person’s area as a mentor to help in the support and/or monitoring stage.
In cases involving formal action against the legal professional or a supervisory referral, the Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP) can implement a structured rehabilitation program that documents a legal professional's efforts and successes in dealing with their problems.
The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP) sponsors weekly and monthly meetings where attorneys help each other deal with the problems and stresses of practicing law while maintaining balance in their personal life.
The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP) also provides educational and other outreach activities/seminars.