Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges

Problems are not a sign of failure but an opportunity for growth.

Confidential help is only a phone call away.
Call: 1-800-530-4627
24 Hours - Every Day

William C. Nugent, Director
P.O. Box 4811
Portland, ME 04112

E-mail: maineasstprog1@myfairpoint.net

Web: http://me-lap.org

The Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges (MAP) was created by rule of the State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court in September 2002 to confidentially address the issue of lawyer or judge impairment from the effects of chemical dependency or mental conditions that result from disease,disorder, trauma, or other infirmity that impair the ability of a lawyer or judge to practice or serve.

MAP has three purposes:

To protect the interests of clients and the general public from harm caused by impaired lawyers or judges.

To confidentially assist impaired members of the profession to begin and continue recovery; and

To educate the bench, the bar, and the public to the causes of and remedies for impairments affecting members of the legal profession.

Map was established to prevent or alleviate problems before they jeopardize a lawyer's or judge's practice and profession as well as offering help and assistance at any time.

Our services include help for a broad range of problems and personal issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Marital anf Family Relationships
  • Financial Problems
  • Gambling
  • Career Concerns
  • Eating Disorders
  • Balancing Work and Family, including elder and child care.