The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (De-LAP) was created to?confidentially?to assist judges and lawyers with substance abuse/dependence and/or mental and physical health problems. ?Click here for more information.
De-LAP’s mission is to provide?confidential?assistance to judges and lawyers to help them identify and address problems such as depression, stress, substance abuse/dependence, gambling addiction and other illnesses and to assist them in developing effective solutions that culminate in a workplace atmosphere that encourages professional growth, excellence and maintains the integrity of the legal profession.
The De-LAP program provides a?confidential, free, non-disciplinary?way for Delaware’s judges and lawyers to seek appropriate help for problems before they sabotage an individual’s career and/or quality of life.? Referrals are?confidential. ?Any legal professional who seeks assistance as a self-referral can be assured that his/her information will be held in the strictest of?confidence.? Similarly, those who are concerned about a co-worker, peer or other legal professional are guaranteed the same?confidentiality.