Support for Judges

The American Bar Association now operates a Peer Assistance hotline for judges only.

National Helpline for Judges Helping Judges:
1-800-219-6474.

Judges who need assistance because of alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction or mental health issues may reach other judges, who are in recovery or who have gone through treatment, by calling a helpline sponsored by the American Bar Association.

Judges who have volunteered to be a personal resource to other judges throughout the US and Canada are uniquely positioned to share their experiences, strengths and hope.

Both judges in need of help and those interested in serving as a peer-to-peer volunteer should call 800-219-6474 during business hours CST. All information is confidential and protected by statute.