The Alabama State Bar has devoted its most recent issue of The Alabama Lawyer to issues surrounding the stress of practicing law and the resources available through the Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). In it, State Bar President J. Cole Portis shares his own touching story, readers get to “Meet the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program,” and Robert Thornhill, Director of the Alabama LAP, discusses the effects of stress and how to reduce it. For most of the second half of the issue, six lawyers – some anonymous and some not – recount their struggles with addiction and mental health in a series of articles. By “Sharing Stories of Hope and Redemption,” the Alabama Bar hopes to encourage others who may be struggling, and through open discourse, reduce stigma. The issue ends with a piece on resilience, by Professor Pamela Bucy Pierson at the University of Alabama School of Law.