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Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program Board


The board of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program (KALAP) provides for the identification, peer intervention, counseling, and rehabilitation of Kansas lawyers and law students who are facing personal challenges that affect their ability to practice law.



  • Janet Thompson Jackson, professor of law, Washburn University

  • Amy Elliott, chair, lawyer, Overland Park

  • Bryan Smith, vice chair, lawyer, Topeka

  • Justin Barrett, attorney, Colby

  • Jeb Benfer, attorney, Topeka

  • Lisa Williams-McCallum, attorney, Topeka

  • Ben Burgess Jr., District Court Judge, 18th Judicial District

  • Chris Garcia, attorney, Wichita

  • District Judge Michael Hoelscher, 18th Judicial District, Wichita

  • Brian Leininger, attorney, Overland Park

  • Cal Williams, lawyer, Salina


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