Do I Need Help?
If you are concerned for yourself or another and would like to learn more, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) can help. View our resources on substance use and compulsive behaviors, mental illness, stress, and well-being to understand more about the problems that can affect you in the legal profession. Learn about the tools, including self-assessments, which are available to you. Additional resources are available for judges and law students. You are not alone.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers: A Legacy of Impact
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) was launched in 1976, making it one of the oldest lawyer assistance programs in the nation. It provides confidential help to lawyers, judges, and law students who suffer from substance use, mental health, or other problems, as well as to their families, colleagues, and organizations. LCL services include crisis response, intervention, short-term counseling, peer support, referrals to appropriate professionals and programs, and educational programming. Volunteers are an integral part of everything we do. They help us increase our effectiveness and maximize our resources. These services promote professional satisfaction and save lives, health, careers, relationships, and law firms. They help prevent malpractice, minimize losses to clients and the public, and improve the profession and its public image. LCL’s vital services are partially supported by funding administered through the Minnesota Supreme Court, but we rely on donations to carry out our mission to reach out and help law students and legal professionals and educate the legal community.