Wednesday, August 21, 2019

LAP Annual Dinner set for November 14

The Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program will hold its Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson.

Lisa F. Smith, the award-winning author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Smith is a recovery advocate, writer, speaker, podcast host, and lawyer. Smith describes her memoir, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, as "the story of my descent into and recovery from drug and alcohol addiction." She co-hosts a podcast, Recovery Rocks, with Tawny Lara.

A graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review, Smith is a frequent speaker at law firms, law schools, bar associations, and other organizations. She serves on the Advisory Board of’s Minds Over Matters mental health reporting project.

Smith has appeared on TODAY and BBC World News discussing alcoholism and addiction. Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Women’s Health, Refinery29,, A Women’s Thing, and, among others.

Tickets for the dinner are $150 each (tables of 10 are $1,500). Sponsorships are available (Friend - $250, Bronze - $500, Silver - $1,000, Gold - $2,500, Platinum - $3,500, and Presenting - $5,000). Sponsorships come with dinner tickets, ads in the event program, and other benefits. Dinner tickets and more information about the sponsorship opportunities can be found by clicking here.


Anonymous said...

Based on some of the comments on this blog, there are a whole lot of lawyers, judges and candidates who need some serious, mental health interventions. Oh, and booze addiction too. But mostly the mental health.

Jack Leyhane said...

Amen. And that's just the published comments.

Anonymous said...

Word. Running for judge drives them all crazy, drunk, or both. Mind you, many of them were all of the above before they ever decided to run for judge.