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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.
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 Memorial Day 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 – to our country, on behalf of LCL and in any other way, 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, The Sand Creek Group, provides someone to talk to 24/7 including on holidays. You may reach them directly at 651-430-3383. Just say you were referred by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. Their website, www.sandcreekgroupeap.com, provides many articles and resources on a variety of topics. Click on “Work/Life Wellness Login” and enter the password LCL1.
Starting June 6th! This 6-week group is free and confidential. It will focus on the experience of facing bar admission and professional conduct issues. This group is for people who anticipate having an issue, who are currently engaged in the discipline or character and fitness process or who have gone through it and would like to connect with others who have similar experiences. The group will meet Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the LCL office. Please contact LCL with questions or to register.
A new six-session group begins June 7, 2018, at 8:30 A.M. This confidential group explores decision making and career alternatives within and outside the traditional practice of law. Contact LCL with questions or to register.
The Path to Lawyer Well-Being Series
Resilience and the Practice of Law – The demands and stresses of practicing law are unique and challenging. Why does it have to be so hard to balance being a successful lawyer and having peace of mind? Our summer group for lawyers, law students and judges will explore ways of achieving stability, steadiness and equilibrium in our work and life. We will talk about self-care and self-compassion, stress reduction, emotion regulation and the art of mindfulness in an interactive setting. Facilitated by mental health professionals. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., beginning June 13th.
R.S.V.P.’s are appreciated but not required. Please call 651-646-5590 if you have questions or to register. Telephone participation is available.
Monday Open 12-Step Meeting at LCL – Update
LCL hosts an open 12-step meeting each Monday (except holidays) at 12:15 pm. at our office. This meeting is available by phone as well and has proven to be a good resource for some of our colleagues in greater Minnesota. Contact us if you would like information about dialing in or about the meeting. For those of you who have called in previously, please note that the conference calling number will change starting May 1st.
LAWYER WELL-BEING: A CALL TO ACTION
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.
Sand Creek’s Online Seminar – DIY: Apps and Guides for Household Management
Whether you’re out on your own for the first time or facing a new life challenge, you need some basic skills to succeed.
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