The Honorable Randall T. Shepard, Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, appointed Notre Dame Law School’s Assistant Dean for Career Services Gail Peshel to the state’s Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Committee (JLAP).
JLAP offers help to judges, attorneys, and law students who experience physical or mental disabilities that result from disease, chemical dependency, mental health problems, or age, which may impair these individuals’ ability to practice in a competent and professional manner. Help varies with an individual’s needs or a particular case, but ranges from information and referral to assistance with organization of an intervention. In addition, JLAP provides education to the bench and bar on relevant issues. The purpose of this committee is to guide the development of JLAP programs and initiatives.
Peshel has more than 20 years of career services experience and participates in both state and national organizations. She served on the Indiana State Bar’s Board of Governors, was president of the National Association for Law Placement, co-chaired the Chicago Bar Association Career Assistance Committee, and chaired two Indiana Women in Law conferences. She currently is co-chairing the 2010 Indiana Legal Education Conclave committee. Peshel earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valparaiso University in 1990, and her juris doctor degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2000. She was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 2000.