About Us


Assist’s Mission

Providing confidential help to lawyers, law students and their immediate families with personal issues.



Why access Assist?

If you are experiencing these or any other personal issue, we can help:

  • anxiety
  • alcohol, drug or other abuse and addiction issues
  • anger
  • burnout
  • career dissatisfaction
  • career transition
  • compassion fatigue
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • family or parenting issues
  • financial / debt issues
  • irritability
  • lack of focus
  • relationship difficulties
  • stress
  • time management issues

Professional Counselling Services

Professional Counselling Services are provided by Forbes Psychological Services.

Forbes is a leading provider of assistance services in Alberta. Assist pays for up to four (4) hours of professional counselling time – designed for an assessment of the issues you are facing, short-term counselling and a referral to long-term sources of help when necessary.


Independent Society & Funding

Assist is an independent Charitable Society, governed by an independent Board of Directors and operated by an Executive Director. We receive funding from the Law Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Calgary Bar Association and many other donors and in-kind supporters throughout Alberta. While we are very grateful for this funding and in-kind support we respectfully emphasize our independence from these organizations. Our independence is one of the foundations of your confidentiality.