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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.
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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
THANK YOU FROM LCL!
Thank you to our Give to the Max Day contributors and to those who support us and donate their time all year long. Visit LCL’s donation page if you would like to make a contribution.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude but this holiday can be difficult for anyone struggling with early recovery, an illness or dealing with loss. We hope you will reach out to LCL; we can offer you support. The LCL office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Our 24-hour hotline through the Sand Creek Group will be in operation through the Thanksgiving holiday, as it is every day. You may reach them directly at 651-430-3383 or 1-888-243-5744 – when they ask the name of your employer, say you were referred by LCL. If you call the LCL office while we’re closed, there will be prompts to direct you to Sand Creek as well.
AA meetings. While some regular Thursday meetings are not being held because of the holiday, the local intergroups say that meetings in places like churches are likely to be held on Thanksgiving. Please note that the Bar None AA meeting at the MSBA will not occur on Thursday this week. For other meetings, go to www.aaminneapolis.org Here are some specific meetings:
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 group will not meet on Thanksgiving.
Lawyers can be particularly busy at year end, and expectations can cause significant stress. Would you like some practical strategies and personal techniques to meet these challenges head on? Give us a call. We can help.
Sand Creek’s Online Seminar – Gratitude Adjustment: Appreciating All that is Good.
Sand Creek Workplace Wellness – Sand Paper Fall 2017
All are welcome. No experience is required. Please bring a yoga mat. This is a voluntary donation-based class. All donations will be given to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers.
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