SJLAP Chapter Hosts Speaker

The Bowen student chapter of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program will present a talk by Arkadelphia attorney Hillary Chaney at noon Nov. 18.

Chaney is a Social Security Disability attorney at the Chaney Law Firm. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, she earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Hilary was diagnosed in 2000 with bipolar disorder and through treatment, medication, and family support, she has achieved success and health as an attorney, wife, and mother.

A brief book signing will follow the talk, and CLE credit will be offered.

In addition to her disability practice at the Chaney Law Firm, Chaney is an advocate for mental health awareness and treatment, and she  volunteers for Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP). JLAP offers free treatment for attorneys, judges, and family members suffering from mental illness, addiction, stress, anxiety, and a variety of other illnesses. Hilary speaks to various groups about her triumph over mental illness and has written a book titled “Through the Open Door: A Bipolar Attorney Talks Mania, Recovery and Heaven on Earth.” She also blogs about her experience.

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