Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) offers free, confidential counseling and support services to the legal profession.
LCL offers free, confidential help to lawyers, judges, law students and their families who are affected by alcohol and/or chemical use; compulsive behaviors; depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses; stress, or any problem which negatively affects the quality of one’s life at work or at home. LCL offers up to four free counseling sessions as well as appropriate referrals and follow-up. Several support groups are offered regularly. They are available at the LCL office or via Skype.
LCL provides CLE and other educational programs on all of issues we deal with and we travel statewide to meet members of our profession, provide education, support and assistance. Ultimately, our work protects clients and the public. Your donation to LCL will support these critical services and allow us to respond to immediate needs as well as trends in the profession. Last year we helped 388 people, up from 355 the year before. Some called us directly and others were referred by concerned friends, colleagues and family members. One lawyer told us "you saved my life by being there when I had given up hope. The confidential, caring support I received during my crisis made a difference.”
The growth in the number of people helped by LCL is gratifying, but the reality is that we reach only a fraction of those who need help. News reports of suicides in our community and of misconduct borne of mental illness and addiction show that the need LCL addresses continues. LCL depends on contributions to maintain its services, which are needed as never before.
Please help if you can and know that your contribution will make a difference for many. See www.mnlcl.org for more information or call us at 651-646-5590 or 866-525-6466. You may also mail a check to LCL, 2550 University Avenue West, #313N, St. Paul, MN 55114. There is help and there is hope.