Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Utah Lawyers Helping Lawyers is committed to rendering confidential assistance to any member of the Utah State Bar whose professional performance is or may be impaired because of mental illness, emotional distress, substance abuse or any other disabling condition or circumstance.
Currently LHL matches those whom it assists with one on one volunteer peer mentors and conducts support groups and continuing legal education.
The law is an intellectually rewarding area in which to work but can be very challenging. Practicing law can be very stressful. LHL encourages lawyers and other legal professionals to practice healthy strategies for coping with stress. LHL also encourages those whom it serves not only to make healthy choices for themselves but for them to look out for the well being of their fellow lawyers and legal professionals who might be struggling.
If things ever seem to be too much for you or for someone else to handle, you are not alone. LHL cares and is here to help. Please telephone LHL so that you might share with a friendly ear whatever issues you face and discuss options.
Utah Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Effective March 1, 2006, you and your family will have immediate access to trained counselors for face-to-face help with family problems, stress, depression, anxiety, personal cash management difficulties, elder care challenges, assessment of drug/alcohol dependence, and any other issues impairing your work or personal lives.
You may access the services by calling:
All counseling services are free of charge to lawyers on active status and their eligible dependants. There are no co-pays or deductibles. The Bar pays a set fee each month to cover the cost of all services. We are offering these additional services because we believe that dealing effectively with personal problems is one of the best ways to prevent ethical violations, reduce disciplinary actions and to protect the public.
The Bar has also negotiated a special arrangement with Blomquist Hale which may allow lawyers to purchase a staff assistance program for their non-attorney staff members at a discounted rate. To obtain more information about offering a staff assistance program contact Blomquist Hale at 1-800-926-9619.