Nevada judges are not immune to issues that affect wellbeing. Judges may develop mental health problems due to the demanding nature of the profession and may often feel isolated due to the nature of their roles on the bench. Nevada judges have confidential and discreet access to resources through the bar’s assistance program where they can receive the help and support they need.
Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program: Clinical services for judges suffering from abuse, addiction and/or mental health issues which may impair professional competence. The program is staffed by clinical professionals statewide.
Therapy Benefit: Judges seeking assistance in dealing with a difficult life situation, such as divorce, depression, stress, the death of a loved one, a traumatic case or any other stressful incident/situation, can request the name of a therapist by calling 1-866-828-0022. Therapists can be seen discreetly through non-public entrances; teletherapy options are also available. The first three sessions are provided at no charge. The inquiry and subsequent three sessions are completely confidential.
Calm App: Offered at no charge to Nevada judges, the Calm app provides a practical tool that you can use to improve your mental health, get better rest and increase resiliency.
Resources for Judges
- The State of Judges’ Well-being: A Report on the 2019 National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey
Contact Kristine Kuzemka for more information. (All calls to the toll free number are confidential.)