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LCL provides information on Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery meetings that are focused on lawyers or recommended by our volunteer members. LCL offers several support groups in our office and via Skype.
SEPTEMBER IS RECOVERY MONTH
DO I HAVE A PROBLEM?
If you are concerned for yourself or another and would like to learn more, LCL can help. View our resources on addiction/dependency, mental illness and stress to understand more about the problems that can affect you in the legal profession and the tools, including self-assessments, that are available to you. Additional resources are available for judges and law students. You are not alone.
NEWS & EVENTS
Suicide Prevention. Suicide is a very serious issue in our profession and has received significant media coverage of late. Because of the attention to this problem, perhaps we are more willing to reach out and listen to colleagues who may be struggling. LCL is here to help. For our Minnesota Lawyer article on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Read Here.
The Power of Stigma CLE (1.0 Elimination of Bias credit applied for)
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
How does stigma around mental (and chemical) health develop and impact legal professionals? What can we do to reduce/end this stigma? Speaker: Emil Jalonen, J.D. Contact LCL at 651-646-5590 or via email to register, for scholarship information or with other questions. If you are outside the Twin Cities and would like to participate via teleconference, please make your reservation by noon on Wednesday, September 17 and we’ll send you the instructions and handouts.
September Membership Meeting: Stress Relief Techniques for the Office
Wednesday, September 24, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
In this experiential program, speakers Emil Jalonen, J.D. and Suzula Bidon, J.D., RYT, will explain and demonstrate mindfulness and yogic practices that, even in small doses, can help you cope during difficult work stretches. (.5 Prof. Dev. credit applied for).
A new Lawyers in Transition session will begin Wednesday, October 1 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. This confidential group explores decision-making and career alternatives within and outside the traditional practice of law. Contact Joan Bibelhausen with questions or to register.
DOR’s Topic of the Month: Is It Time? Knowing When Your Aging Relative Needs Help
Webinar, Caring for An Aging Relative, September 16th, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Past webinars are available in the archive.
LCL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- AA MeetingSeptember 22, 201412:15 pm
- Al-Anon MeetingSeptember 23, 201412:00 pm
- Men's Support GroupSeptember 24, 20145:00 pm