The Judicial Wellness Committee (hereafter, Committee) seeks to foster a sense of community and care among the New York State Judiciary and to provide confidential assistance to impaired judges. Committee membership is limited to judges only. Recognizing that all judges are affected by the day to day stress of their work, the Committee shall encourage and assist regional groups of judges to develop education and outreach programs for their colleagues. These groups will seek to foster mutual support among it members and to promote the concept of judicial wellness.
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For additional information regarding confidential services available to those in the judiciary that are struggling with mental health or substance use issues, please visit Lawyer Assistance or call the Lawyer Assistance Director, Stacey Whiteley at 518.360.2352