LAPBC is an independent organization of members of the BC legal community (lawyers, law and articling students, judges, families and support staff). We provide confidential counselling, peer support and referral services to help people deal with personal problems – including alcohol and drug dependence, stress and anxiety, depression and other issues. These are all treatable illnesses, not moral issues.
As legal professionals ourselves, we understand the unique problems and challenges that all legal professionals face. Our committed volunteers and staff provide confidential, compassionate, and knowledgeable help, including outreach, support and education. We are non-judgmental. We do not prejudge or pre-assess the person. We are concerned with observations of behaviours, conduct, and consequences and we work with individuals to help them come up with solutions that work for that individual. We seek to foster collegiality among our peers and to promote health and well-being in our communities.
Whether you are seeking information for yourself or someone else, the LAPBC website aims to help. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
LAPBC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and run by dedicated staff with the assistance of committed peer volunteers. The BC Law Society collects a levy from Law Society members to fund our services, but otherwise we are entirely independent. All inquiries and interactions with us are strictly confidential.
LAPBC could not exist without the support of hundreds of volunteers from the BC legal community. These committed individuals allow LAPBC to continue its lifesaving mission – they're located throughout the province, participate in training sessions and share a deep conviction that the volunteer work they do makes a positive impact on both individuals and communities.
John B. Arnesen
Robin N. McFee, Q.C.
Sugden McFee & Roos LLP, Vancouver
David Paul, Q.C.
Paul & Company, Kamloops
Ian W. Burroughs
Kerfoot Burroughs LLP, Vancouver
Jaime D. Ashby
North Shore Law LLP
Mediator & Arbitrator, Vancouver
Dawn M. Kuehn
Family Law Practitioner, Kelowna
Merle Alexander, Q.C.
Miller Titerle, Victoria
Provincial Court Judge