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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. Call 651-646-5590 for information or to register.
*Effective immediately, all LCL group meetings will be virtual. We will inform those who attend in person as we are able.
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
NEW TIME: The Friday Zoom 12 Step meeting will take place at NOON.
LCL Statement in response to the death of George Floyd
We join with others in our community in mourning the tragic death of George Floyd and its wake. Our hearts are heavy.
Robert Benham, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, noted that the first professions in society were, the clergy, who healed the spirit, the doctors, who healed the body, and the lawyers, who healed the community. The community needs us as healers now, but we must also care for ourselves. We feel sad, angry, traumatized, helpless, disappointed, sick, and more.These emotions can help us commit to work for equity and understanding in our legal and larger community.
Talking about and processing these feelings is important for individual and community healing, and our profession will play a role. LCL is available to provide support however we can. Counselors are available 24/7 if you need someone to talk to. There is much work to be done moving forward and LCL is here to help.
LCL COVID-19 RESOURCES
LCL is committed to supporting well-being in these challenging times. We have created two documents to offer support and information. COVID-19 and Well-Being offers selected and vetted resources. LCL Online and Remote Support and Recovery Resources offers links to meetings and many other options. Home is Where the Health is provides links to positive remote and virtual experiences to support us as we work and thrive from home. We are available to take your calls.
LCL JULY CONNECTION GROUPS
LCL offers three check-in and support opportunities each week via Zoom videoconferencing. Click LCL July Resources and Connections for more information and joining instructions.
The Path to Well-Being Group, Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lawyers in Transition: Career Challenges and Change, Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
LCL Monday AA Meeting
The meeting takes place at 12:15 p.m. by phone. You may call 651-646-5590 for the conference call details.
LCL Friday AA Meeting
The meeting takes place at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here for more information.
The ABA has released “Fear Not: Speaking Out to End Stigma“, a video with a strong Minnesota connection.
Suicide Prevention: Every Lawyer’s Opportunity
What are the signs and what can I say? This article will provide some guidance on reducing our risk.
LAWYER WELL-BEING: A CALL TO ACTION
Minnesota and national well-being resources can assist individuals and organizations with strategies and practices. LCL provides training and guidance to organizations that wish to consider these recommendations.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has created a web page for lawyer well-being. It includes materials from the Court’s recent Conference, A Call to Action on Lawyer Well-Being.
The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being (which includes the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and other entities) has developed comprehensive and groundbreaking initiatives and resources. Please note, these are best viewed using Explorer or Chrome browsers.
♦ The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, follows reports on impairment in the legal profession and issues a call to action.
♦ The Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers offers resources and focused exercises and serves as a guide for LCL’s Well-Being group.
♦ The ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession, the successor to the Task Force, has published a Well-Being Pledge for legal employers.
Sand Creek’s Lead & Learn Webinar – Empathic Listening.
Available Wednesday, June 24th at 12:00 p.m. EST
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