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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. A General Support Group meets monthly: next dates are February 19 and March 19. Call 651-646-5590 for information or to register.
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
LCL is hiring a case manager. Full description is available here.
End Your Workday with Yoga – The next HCBA Yoga Club class is Wednesday, April 24, at 5pm, for 45 minutes, at the HCBA offices in City Center. Class is led by Elissa Meyer. As usual, this is a free-donation based class with all generous donations going directly to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. All of you are welcome, even if you are not a member of the HCBA, even if you are not an attorney, even if you have never tried yoga. For more information, contact Matthew Foli at 612-655-3329.
New Well-Being Resource
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.
All Lawyers, Judges and Law Students are welcome to attend LCL’s The Path to Lawyer Well-Being Toolkit Group which meets each Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. A new session will begin on April 23 with a complimentary CLE program, “Applying Well-Being Principles in our Work and Life”. The Path to Lawyer Well-Being series investigates skill building in the lawyer well-being dimensions: Intellectual, Occupational, Emotional, Social, Physical and Spiritual.
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.
LCL is offering a new Discipline and Practice Group. This confidential group will focus on the experience of facing professional conduct and bar admission issues. Contact LCL to register or if you have any questions.
LAWYER WELL-BEING: A CALL TO ACTION
The ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession has published a Well-Being Pledge for legal employers. LCL provides training to organizations that wish to consider these recommendations.
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 ABA has published a Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers to accompany the report. **Please note – these reports are best viewed using the Explorer or Chrome browsers.
Sand Creek’s Online Seminar –Understanding Resilience
When we are resilient, we are able to adjust quickly to new conditions, change our personal direction if required, and incorporate every life event more smoothly into our lives. Resilience involves being aware of our feelings and accepting them, which is one of many things.
This session will help participants understand what being resilient entails. They will delve deeper into the first step towards resilience, which is understanding and acknowledging one’s feelings.
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