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Frequently Asked Questions

With what types of issues can VTLAP help me as a law student?

VTLAP understands the stresses unique to law school and the legal profession, and how those stresses can lead to serious personal, academic, and professional problems.

  • Stress and Burnout
  • Classroom/Exam Performance Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Worries about the Bar Exam and Bar Application Disclosure
  • Career Concerns
  • Balancing School and Family
  • Gambling
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse


If I seek assistance at VTLAP, am I required to report doing so on my Vermont Bar Application?

NO. There currently is no requirement to report VTLAP assistance on your Vermont bar application, and VTLAP will not report it.


Can I expect to be treated differently by the Board of Bar Examiners simply because I sought the services of VTLAP?

NO. Even if you choose to let the BBE know that you have come to VTLAP, the Board supports the work of VTLAP and recognizes that those who seek help are interested in getting better.


Does the Board of Bar Overseers have access to the names of anyone seeking the services of VTLAP now or in the past?



What should I expect if I call VTLAP?

We would listen to your problem and most likely, if needed provide you with names of practitioners who could assist you..


Must I identify myself on the phone?