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

Bowling for Wellness! (11/4/2019)

The Wellness Committee wants to form a Bowling Team to compete in the Asheville Sport and Social Club league. Here’s the basic information: Details at (https://www.ashevillessc.com/programs/view/27915): Registration ends November 13, 2019 6 players minimum (at least 2 of each gender) – 8 players maximum First Game is Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 Last Game is [...] 

Special YMCA Rates for Members (10/22/2019)

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.

Walk for Mental Wellness (3/21/2019)

The Wellness Committee encourages all members to consider forming a team for the upcoming Walk for Wellness. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and All Souls Counseling are hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Wellness 5k walk at Carrier Park on June 15 at 10:00 AM. The walk is $10/person, or [...] 

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