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

Your Wellness Matters! Update from Wellness Committee (10/12/2021)

From Gill Beck, Wellness Committee Chair & Bar President-Elect: Research and experience demonstrate that the legal profession’s unique stresses  require that attorneys take affirmative steps to promote their wellness and improved attorney wellness translates directly into enhanced  effectiveness as an attorney and a healthier work-life balance. Buncombe County Bar President Carter Webb and the Bar’s [...] 

Buncombe Bar Featured in NC State Bar Journal (3/3/2021)

The Buncombe County Bar’s Mindfulness Meditation classes were featured in the most recent edition of the North Carolina State Bar Journal. Click here to read the article by Laura Mahr.

See the River, Not the Rocks (11/5/2020)

See the River, Not the Rocks by Robin Castellani

Informational Slideshows

The Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller and Opioid Addiction and Death

[smartslider3 slider=3] From E. Blake Fagan, MD Medical Director, OBOT program, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine Chief Education Officer, MAHEC

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being

[smartslider3 slider=2] From Richard Blanks, MD, JD