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(705 ILCS 235/) Lawyers' Assistance Program Act.

705 ILCS 235/1

    (705 ILCS 235/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Lawyers' Assistance Program Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02.)

705 ILCS 235/5

    (705 ILCS 235/5)
    Sec. 5. Definition. For the purposes of this Act, "lawyers' assistance program" means a program operated by a not-for-profit corporation that is exempt from the payment of federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that provides services that may include the provision of information on addiction and mental health impairments, referrals to treatment programs, peer assistance, prevention education, interventions, relapse prevention, and monitoring of compliance with treatment programs for attorneys and law students.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02; 93-801, eff. 7-22-04.)

705 ILCS 235/10

    (705 ILCS 235/10)
    Sec. 10. Support for lawyers' assistance programs. The Illinois Supreme Court may support programs that provide assistance to attorneys and law students who are addicted to or abuse alcohol or other drugs or who are in need of mental health assistance.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02; 93-801, eff. 7-22-04.)

705 ILCS 235/15

    (705 ILCS 235/15)
    Sec. 15. Creation of the Lawyers' Assistance Program Fund. There is created in the State treasury the Lawyers' Assistance Program Fund, a special fund to be appropriated solely for the purpose of funding lawyers' assistance programs.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02.)

705 ILCS 235/20

    (705 ILCS 235/20)
    Sec. 20. Establishment of a Lawyers' Assistance Program Fee. The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission shall collect an annual lawyers' assistance program fee from every attorney admitted to practice law in this State paying full annual registration fees. The annual lawyers' assistance program fee is $7, or such other amount as is established by Supreme Court rule, and shall be collected at the time fixed for the annual registration of attorneys. Lawyers' assistance program fees collected by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission shall be remitted within 60 days to the State Treasurer for deposit into the Lawyers' Assistance Program Fund.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02.)

705 ILCS 235/25

    (705 ILCS 235/25)
    Sec. 25. Payment authorization and powers. The Supreme Court may make, enter into, or execute contracts, grants, or agreements with any not-for-profit entity for the provision of a lawyers' assistance program authorized by this Act. Payments under those contracts, grants, or agreements authorized by this Act shall be made from appropriations from the Lawyers' Assistance Program Fund.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02.)

705 ILCS 235/90

    (705 ILCS 235/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02; text omitted.)

705 ILCS 235/99

    (705 ILCS 235/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 92-747, eff. 7-31-02.)