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of lawyers under the age
of 30 have a problem with
ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE USE
of lawyers struggle
with some level of
of lawyers demonstrate
STRESS & ANXIETY
of lawyers have had
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS at
some point in their career
We are pleased to send news regarding the FLA 2021 Workshop. This event will be held on Zoom during the afternoon of Friday, July 30th.
The gathering will kick-off with a brown-bag lunch at noon, where FLA staff will provide an overview of Florida Lawyers Assistance – what we do, and how and why we do it. Following the noon presentation, we will move into four one-hour sessions where outside experts will deliver talks on various topics of interest. We will conclude the 2021 Workshop at 5 PM.
Attendance is required under your FLA contract and we ask you to reserve this event on your schedule now. The Workshop fee of $75 can be paid on Affinity beginning next week. Pending final approval, the Workshop will provide 5.0 Florida CLE credits.
We look forward to being with you and will provide you with regular updates in the coming months.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"It took many years, and lots of hard work on my part, but today I have rebuilt a life, a marriage, and a career to be proud of. FLA did that for me.”
WHO WE ARE
In an effort to achieve it’s mission, FLA, through its over 300 volunteer legal professionals, has promoted the formation of over 30 weekly support groups throughout Florida for lawyers, judges, and law students. Some of these groups focus on substance abuse issues and are attended by legal professionals in recovery or who wish to learn more about the recovery process. Other groups assist legal professionals dealing with mental health issues or dual disorders. The groups meet at a designated location each week for approximately one hour.
Attorneys, judges, and law students recovering from substance abuse, or those who are interested in entering the recovery process, are invited to attend an FLA lawyer/law student support meeting whether or not they have disciplinary or bar admission problems. Particular issues affecting the recovering lawyer and the maintenance of their recovery while contending with the pressures and ethical questions inherent in the practice of law or the bar admission process are regularly discussed. The groups are completely confidential, and no record of attendance or issues raised is reported to FLA or to the Bar (unless required by terms of probation or conditional admission).
For those legal professionals dealing with mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, dual diagnoses, or other compulsive disorders, FLA also sponsors facilitated support meetings. These meetings are run by licensed mental health professionals to whom a nominal fee is paid by the participants. As with the chemical dependency support meetings, the groups are confidential unless reporting is a requirement of probation or conditional admission.
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