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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
GROWING CONCERN OVER THE WELL-BEING OF LAWYERS
The ABA has released a groundbreaking and comprehensive report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, created by a coalition of entities within and outside the ABA.
The coalition found that “We are at a crossroads. To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, and to reduce the level of toxicity that has allowed mental health and substance use disorders to fester among our colleagues, we have to act now.”
LCL will be looking at ways to encourage and build on the report’s recommendations. We welcome the involvement of our members and interested others in our profession.
LCL has begun a new Path to Lawyer Well-Being Group, which meets on Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:15 P.M. The topic this week is “Balancing Work and Life”. Please join us!
STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies Awareness and Resilience in a Single Day, Saturday, October 21, 9am-5pm in Saint Paul. STAR-Lite is a single-day evidence-based training integrating neuropsychology, trauma healing and resilience, restorative justice, nonviolent conflict transformation, and broadly defined spirituality. Everyone is welcome to join us at this free training that is paid for by generous grants from The Saint Paul Foundation and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation. Space is limited to 60. 5.5 Standard CLEs are available for a small fee of $25. Pre-registration is required. For details and online registration: www.starliteoct212017.eventbrite.com
The next HCBA yoga club free yoga class is Monday October 23, at noon, at the HCBA offices in City Center. The class will be guided by Elissa Meyer. She is a CLE program attorney / yoga teacher. She teaches at Yoga Garden, and her bio can be found here. The class flyer can be found here.
Sand Creek’s October Online Seminar – Improve Your Health with Ergonomics and Frequent Movement
Sand Creek Workplace Wellness – Sand Paper Fall 2017
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