Wellness Resources


LAP and BarCARES provide support to the legal community to assist with a variety of personal, family, and work issues.

BarCARES: Offers lawyers three free confidential counseling sessions annually to assist with a variety of issues, including: stress, personal issues, family issues, work issues, and coaching regarding stress/time management.

LAP: Assists lawyers with a range of issues, including: anxiety; stress, burnout, and work life balance; depression and suicide; anger management; substance abuse; grief and loss. LAP also provides short-term counseling and crisis management, intervention assistance, assessments, referrals to outside resources, long-term aftercare case management and follow up, on-going support, or just a safe space to discuss issues. If you are concerned about the well-being of a colleague, you can also contact LAP to give an anonymous and confidential referral.

Wellness Articles

Wellness Matters (2/14/2022)

Reminder from the Wellness Committee to practice excellent self-care during these waning days of winter—work hard, eat right, get plenty of sleep, exercise in ways you enjoy, get outdoors, practice any chosen forms of spirituality or religion– and spend time with colleagues, friends and family.  It is a sign of strength to ask for help [...] 

Buncombe County Bar Wellness Day 2022 (2/9/2022)

For this year’s Buncombe County Bar Wellness Day on Friday, February 25, we are hosting these free online wellness events: For a great start to your day, join us for a 15-minute meditation with Eddie LeShure of A Mindful Emergence. We’ll start promptly at 8:00 a.m. Click here to pre-register. Also, to help you relax, [...] 

Special YMCA Rates for Members (1/15/2022)

There’s no contract or committment required for Buncombe Bar members to join the YMCA, and while your waistline stays trim, your wallet loses no girth! It’s only $51 a month to gain access to the eight modern YMCA facilities.

Informational Slideshows

The Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller and Opioid Addiction and Death

From E. Blake Fagan, MD Medical Director, OBOT program, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine Chief Education Officer, MAHEC

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

From Richard Blanks, MD, JD