Illinois Judges Association Wellness Committee

The Illinois Judges Association Wellness Committee supports a Judge’s needs in the areas of physical, emotional, and psychological well being. Our Committee is premised on the idea that judges need to have healthy outlets to relieve the unique stresses they face everyday. The Committee endeavors to be a resource for services and activities designed to address the pressures judges face. To those ends the Committee will look to make available, among other things, access to fitness programs like Yoga, information on self help programs like LAP and team building experiences like entering a team in Race Judicata.

Information from the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP)

  • LAP is a non-profit organization founded over 30 years ago that offers completely confidential, cost-free services to judges, attorneys, and law students. We are entirely separate and independent of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and the Judicial Inquiry Board.
  • Our mission is to HELP, PROTECT, and EDUCATE the legal community about mental health, substance abuse, depression, grief, anxiety, divorce, career transition, everyday well-being expertise and much more. LAP is 100% confidential for both its clients and referents.
  • For more information, visit the LAP website at, or contact LAP at 20 South Clark St, Suite 450, call to visit any of our office state-wide 1-800-LAP-1233.  You may also send a 100% confidential email to [email protected]. The only wrong thing to do is to do nothing.  LAP is here to help

Race Judicata 2018

The Illinois Judges Association's Wellness Committee invites you to join with the Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP) in the the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) Race Judicata.  The race will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 
Registration is now open.  You can register for the race by running, walking, or sauntering. You will need to register with CVLS and pick Team Lawyers' Assistance Program. 

1) Register to walk/run via CVLS as part of the Lawyers' Assistance Program team REGISTER NOW; - USE PASSWORD LAPRunners

2) Hang out at the LAP Tent - no walking/running required! Just hang out, have fun REGISTER NOW

Make sure to register using #1 or #2 above, so that LAP will have a T-shirt, food, beverages, and other fun stuff available for you! All participants will be contacted in advance regarding LAP T-shirt pick-up, LAP tent location, and CVLS packet pick-up.

LAP Tent Opens at 5:00PM; Race begins at 6:30PM.

Kayak Outing on the Skokie Lagoons