JUNE CLE PROGRAMS
Help for Colleagues in Crisis: Recognizing and Responding to Impairment and Other Challenges in the Legal Profession
Tuesday, June 22, 4:00 P.M.
This program is designed for colleagues and managers who may observe changes in behavior that give rise to concerns. It discusses how to recognize and obtain help when you, a work colleague, or another professional colleague may have a substance use, mental health, or other issue that affects behavior, conduct, and performance. Topics include understanding the issues, special considerations for remote work, approaching the lawyer (including interventions), arranging assistance such as treatment, and practice management issues during and following a reduced work schedule or leave of absence. Colleagues can save careers, families, and lives by taking action. For more registration information, click here.
LCL CONNECTION GROUPS
LCL offers two check-in and support opportunities each week via Zoom videoconferencing. Click LCL Resources and Connections June for more information and joining instructions.
- The Path to Well-Being Group, Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Lawyers in Transition: Career Challenges and Change, meets from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, and from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on all other Mondays.
RECOVERY SUPPORT MEETINGS
LCL has a long history of supporting recovery through many avenues, although our roots are in the 12 Step tradition. While these listed groups are not “official” LCL groups, LCL does provide space and technological support for these weekly Recovery Support meetings.
Mondays, except holidays, at 12:15 p.m. via phone temporarily. This meeting follows the traditional 12 Steps framework. Call 651-646-5590 or 866-525-6466 or email us for information.
RESILIENCE IN RECOVERY GROUP
This group is a positive support network for adult men and women at all stages of substance use recovery working or being educated in the legal profession. The goal of the gatherings would be to focus on gaining strength in one’s individual goals related to recovery. Participants engaged in medication-assisted recovery are welcomed to attend. Additionally, clients are not required to have any previous substance use treatment experience. A sincere desire for abstinence will be the most successful in this group. To register for this group or for more information, contact Jill Carlson, MA LPCC.
The Resilience in Recovery Group meets the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month
2nd Thursday at 4:00 p.m.: June 10, July 8
4th Friday at 10:30 a.m.: May 28, June 25, July 23
Many thanks to all sponsors and attendees of LCL’s 2021 Stepping Up Celebration of LCL’s 45 years of providing help & hope to the legal profession. Special thanks to the Honorable Donovan Frank for emceeing the event and to ABA President Patricia Refo for her inspirational keynote address.
the ABA released a comprehensive report in the 2020 Journal of The Professional Lawyer which “survey[ed] more than 1,000 judges across the United States suggests job stress has become a serious health concern in the state judicial ranks, with about one-third or more reporting fatigue and low energy, sleep disturbance or disturbed attention and concentration.”
“The report, Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary, is considered the most comprehensive review of well-being of its kind for the judicial ranks and builds on an ABA 2016 study of lawyer well-being and a separate law student well-being study that same year.” (View Source on ABA Website)
The report is co-authored by LCL Executive Director Joan Bibelhausen.
We are juggling multiple demands, we are facing, or helping clients who are facing trauma, and we are working and living in challenging times. Attention to the breath, a key to mindfulness practices, has taken on new meaning since the death of George Floyd. This article discusses the importance of in-the-moment awareness to our well-being.
“What’s Your Learning Style?”
Wednesday, June 9th, 12:30p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
We all learn differently, but most of us are not aware of our most effective Learning Style – Join us to discover what your style might be, and how you can interact effectively with those of differing styles.
- Sand Creek EAP Frontline Employee Newsletter
- Sand Creek EAP Frontline Supervisor Newsletter
- Sand Creek EAP Hot Topic: Pride and Psychological Safety
Sand Creek EAP provides numerous resources covering a wide range of topics on its website. You can set up your own free account and access them on your own schedule. Click here to visit their site. Click the “Member Portal & App” button to sign in or create your new account. When creating your account, use “lawyers” as the Company Access Code.
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.
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