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You may talk to a counselor at any time.
You may also email us.
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.
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
The LCL office will be closed on Monday and the AA Meeting will not be held.
This is a time to remember those who have served. We extend our gratitude to you for your service and honor the memory of those we have lost.
Long holiday weekends can be stressful and difficult for people in recovery from addiction, depression and other issues. This is a time to remember others and to remember what helps us. You may face triggers you haven’t experienced in a while. Some of us are around family members who drink too much; this can increase cravings. Others have no family and isolate. Gatherings can be tough; isolating on holidays can trigger depressive feelings. Sometimes it’s helpful to plan extra strategies to follow your program. Remember your exit plan if something isn’t working for you.
LCL’s counseling partner, DOR and Associates, provides someone to talk to 24/7 including on holidays. You may reach them directly at 612-332-4805 or 1-800-367-3271. Just say you were referred by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. Their website, www.doreap.com, provides many articles and resources on a variety of topics. Click on “Work/Life Wellness Center” and enter the password LCL1 .
NOTICE – LCL ANNUAL MEETING AND
LCL’s Annual Meeting will be Monday, June 29, 2015 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Room 150S at Court International. Join us for volunteer recognition, elections and a send-off for Emil Jalonen.
LCL’s May Membership Meeting will be held Friday, May 29th, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at the LCL office. The topic will be “Disrupting Negative Thoughts”.
DOR’s Topic of the Month
Sign on the Dotted Line – Essential Documents for Everyone – Do you have a will? 50 percent of all adults, even those with children, don’t have one. May’s featured webinar is Estate Planning – Five Essential Documents, on May 19, 2015.
DOR Spring Newsletter – Tax Preparation, Joining a Gym, Is Your Child Ready for Camp? and Self-Care for the Caregiver are the articles this month.