Lawyers Assistance Committee

The Akron Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, and law school students who are affected by the problems of alcohol or substance abuse, stress, depression, or other mental health issues. Consistent with the mission of the Bar Association, our goal is to assist in the prevention and early identification of problems that can affect professional conduct and quality of life. Our intent is to provide intervention before the problems become overwhelming.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact either the chair or vice-chair at the phone numbers/email addresses listed below. 

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Our services are STRICTLY confidential pursuant to Prof. Cond. R. 8.3(c), and each member of our committee and staff signs an oath affirming their commitment to confidentiality.


Akron AA

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program

Stories of Recovering Attorneys

Alcoholics Anonymous

Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board

American Bar Association LAP

International Lawyers in AA

National Institute of Mental Health

Rock and Recovery on the Summit 91.3

Committee Leadership


Magistrate Susan Baker Ross | 330.375.2912



John Myers | 330.535.0850

Akron Bar Staff Liaison
Director of Legal Professional Development | 330.436.0112