Message from the Director

Welcome to the first annual state-wide edition of Sidebar, the Lawyer Assistance Program’s e-newsletter. Currently we send Sidebar quarterly to approximately 1,500 lawyers and judges who have subscribed. The LAP Board wanted to be sure that every lawyer in North Carolina knew about Sidebar, so we’ve decided to send it out statewide once a year. For the annual edition, we’ve picked out some of our favorite articles from past editions. If you like what you see and would like to see past editions, archives can be found here.

The goal of Sidebar is to better connect with lawyers across the state, our volunteers, clients, and State Bar leaders and staff. We envision Sidebar as a place where we can share articles and information—from lawyers’ personal stories and perspectives on the practice of law, to national mainstream news articles about the effects of stress and strategies for work-life balance. Anyone is invited to subscribe directly to receive it quarterly by visiting our home page. Enter your name and email in the Sidebar subscription box. It’s that simple.

We hope Sidebar provides a small dose of inspiration to you in your day-to-day law practice, and reminds you that you are not alone with whatever frustrations you encounter in your law practice and in your life. You are not alone; in fact, you are in quite good company.

Robynn E. Moraites
Director, NC Lawyer Assistance Program

If you are interested in contributing your own story to the Sidebar, click here. The Sidebar is supported by the stories of our readers, and we appreciate your contributions.