CARING FOR CONNECTICUT’S LEGAL COMMUNITY
HELP IS HERE
Many people, lawyers included, encounter difficulties involving alcohol and drug use, depression, stress and anxiety. People will often delay getting help due to the sensitive nature of their personal problems, believing they can manage their problems alone. Lawyers, in particular, as accomplished and self-reliant professionals, often wait until they are in crisis to seek help.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers works on a person-to-person basis with the legal community. Our services are free and completely confidential, and can help you keep your standards of practice high both in your professional and your personal life.
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Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers (LCL-CT)
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Connecticut, Inc. (“LCL-CT”) is a Connecticut non-profit corporation created under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and pursuant to C.G.S. § 51-81d. LCL-CT provides support and referral services to the Connecticut legal community. We are lawyer funded, lawyer supported, and committed to helping members of the Connecticut legal community overcome mental health and substance use problems.
I joined LCL and started attending a second weekly AA meeting as well. I have had a truly gratifying and blessed journey ever since.
I have stayed connected with LCL-CT as it has grown into the multi-dimensional support agency it is today for Connecticut legal professionals. I have remained sober since 1988 and am very grateful for all the help I received from LCL-CT.
I have been sober for almost nine years, and some of my closest friends and confidantes are people I met through my involvement in LCL. If you are a lawyer, or know a lawyer that needs help, please contact LCL. There is a solution.
Today I go to AA meetings almost every day and meetings at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers weekly. The LCL meeting in particular helps me remember that I cannot drink and to enjoy life and other people’s company without alcohol.
LCL is pretty much central to my existence these days, and I look forward to being involved in it for a long time to come.
This is an anonymous, confidential program offered free of charge and free of judgment. Learn how your colleagues have overcome these issues and gone on to have satisfying, productive careers. I did and it helped me become a better lawyer and a better person.
When I came to my first LCL meeting, I instantly finally felt like I found my “people.” As lawyers we face a particularly challenging set of circumstances that make dealing with addiction issues and being successful in recovery extremely challenging and it was incredibly refreshing and healing to find this group.
LCL was integral not only in my recovery but in helping me to return to my professional life. For me it was important to see and hear from other attorneys who had been through what I was going through. To be accepted and to have comradery with others who will understand you. To have a pathway back to normalcy.
I am now coming up on three years clean and sober, and sobriety has given me a life beyond my wildest dreams. I was able to pass the bar exam, become employed as an attorney, and recently gave birth to my second child. I still rely on my weekly LCL meetings for support!
I frequently encounter attorneys who could benefit from the support and services that I have received from LCL. It’s my hope that more attorneys can find the courage to take that first step, as I did, and seek the help that they need.
Learn more about the various groups we have to offer!
Advocates Connection Group For Attorneys
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday 12-Step Meeting for Attorneys
Social hour: 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Meeting: 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Zoom Opens at 6:00 PM
New Haven 12 Step Meeting for Attorneys
Concerned about a colleague or need help?
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*Holiday Gratitude Meeting December 13, 2023 starting at 5:00 p.m.!
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Pervasive, long-lasting feelings of apathy, anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, low self-worth or detachment may indicate your body’s response to an unacceptably high level of stress or, more seriously, depression or bipolar disorder. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms or feel anxious, removed, or overtaxed on a regular basis, help is here.