Find Support: On-Campus OAAP Counseling Hours
Law school is challenging. It can also be demanding and stressful. Being intentional about your well-being is the key to success. The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) offers free, confidential, on campus office hours to all Lewis & Clark law students. Talk to an attorney counselor about law school or life stress and how to take care of yourself while going through school. All OAAP attorney counselors are both lawyers and trained counselors, so they know what you’re going through. They can help with concerns about balancing school and life, problems with substance use or other challenging behaviors (like gambling, or problematic use of food, the internet, or sex), anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, concerns about organization or procrastination, issues with relationships, or any other issue that is impacting your ability to perform at your best. Getting help working through these issues early will help you be healthier and more effective in law school and throughout your legal career.
OAAP attorney counselors will be on campus from 3-6 pm in Wood Hall Conference Room 220 on the following days during Spring 2019:
- February 13
- March 5
- March 19
- April 9
Please call the OAAP at (503) 226-1057 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, if time is available. If those days or times do not fit your needs, OAAP attorney counselors also available to meet at a time or location that works better for you. Call to find out more and to make an appointment.
Your contact with the OAAP is confidential – it is not discussed with, or disclosed to, the law school, any state bar, or any other person, agency, or organization without your consent. Contacts with OAAP are kept strictly confidential pursuant to ORS 9.568, PLF Policies 6.150 – 6.300, Oregon State Bar Bylaws Article 24, Oregon Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3(c)(3), and Judicial Code of Conduct for United States Judges Canon 3B(5). The only exceptions are: (1) to avert a serious, imminent threat to your health or safety or that of another person and (2) to comply with legal obligations such as ORS 419B.010 and ORS 124.060 (child abuse and elder abuse).
The OAAP is committed to law student well-being. They have been providing short-term individual counseling, support and referrals for lawyers, judges and law students throughout Oregon since 1982. For more about the OAAP visit www.oaap.org.