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BarCARES is a confidential, short-term intervention program provided cost-free to members of participating judicial district bars, voluntary bar associations and law schools. If you would like additional information about the program and/or its availability in your area, please contact the BarCARES coordinator at 919.929.1227 or 1.800.640.0735 or visit

The BarCARES program is made possible by BarCARES of North Carolina, Inc., the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Foundation, Lawyers Insurance Agency, as well as participating judicial district bars, voluntary bar associations, law schools and the NCBA Paralegal Division.

BarCARES maintains a listing of bar groups that provide BarCARES services to their members. NCBA members in non-covered areas are also eligible for services under the NCBA Initiative. Learn more about BarCARES programs.


Confidential Counseling for the Legal Community and their Families

Through services rendered by HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry, P.A. and their subcontractors across the state, BarCARES is designed to offer no-cost assistance in dealing with problems that might be causing distress and can be used to help with personal issues (crisis intervention, depression/anxiety, substance use and financial concerns), family issues (marriage/relationships, children/adolescents and parenting/family conflict), work issues (professional stressors, case-related stress and conflict resolution), and student coaching on stress/time management, etc.

The NCBA BarCARES Initiative offers a one-time, three-session assessment/referral to any NCBA member who resides in a non-covered BarCARES area and has never utilized BarCARES services previously, regardless of whether they are currently covered by health insurance. Eligible NCBA members should call 1.800.640.0735 (HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry, PA) to schedule their three free sessions. The NCBA BarCARES Initiative does not include immediate family members.


NCBA BarCARES Initiative Leadership


Judge Lucy Inman

1st V. President

Eric Richardson

V. President

Alison Carr

V. President

Alex Dale

V. President

Ed Ergenzinger


Alison Carr


Bob Edmunds

Communities Manager

LaSara Carter

Immediate Past President

Sean Doyle


John Albert Doyle | MCNC
Colleen Louise Byers
Lucy Inman | Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman, PLLC
Jacinta Darnae Jones | Holscher, Edwards & Hill, PA
Eric A. Richardson | ER Law
Robert Holt Edmunds Jr. | Fox Rothschild LLP
Alison Goodson Carr | Howard & Carr PLLC
LaSara Carter | North Carolina Bar Association

For more information about BarCARES and/or its availability in your area, visit