The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (OAAP) is a
service funded by the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) for all Oregon lawyers and
We provide assistance with and referral for
Problem Alcohol, Drug, and/or Substance Use;
Compulsive Disorders (including problem gambling);
and other issues that affect the ability of a lawyer or judge to function effectively. Our assistance
includes individual counseling, workshops, educational programs, and referrals. The OAAP is also available
to Oregon law students.
OAAP attorney counselors all have experience practicing law and have personal experience and/or training
in addiction, compulsive disorders, 12-step programs, career transition, stress management, mental health
issues, and other areas of assistance provided by the program.
What You Tell Us Is Completely Confidential
All communications with the OAAP are completely confidential and will not affect your standing
with the Professional Liability Fund or the Oregon State Bar. No information will be disclosed
to any person, agency, or organization outside the OAAP, without the consent of the person
accessing the program. Contacts with us are kept strictly confidential pursuant to ORS 9.568,
PLF Policy 6.150 – 6.300, Oregon State Bar Bylaw Article 24, Oregon Rule of Professional
Conduct 8.3(c)(3), and Oregon Code of Judicial Conduct JR 2–104(C). No one will be told
about requests for services.
How Can I Access OAAP Services?
If you are interested in OAAP services, call us at the numbers listed below. We work
with individuals who refer themselves to the programs and with anyone who is concerned that an
attorney or judge is not functioning effectively.
Are There Any Costs?
All of our services are free or at nominal cost. If additional professional help is needed, we
can serve as a referral resource.
OAAP Statement of Mission and Philosophy
To view our full mission statement and philosophy,