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Online Meetings:

Monday, May 17th | 3p – 4p

Monday, May 24th  | 3p – 4p

Monday, June 14th | 3p – 4p

Monday, June 28th | 3p – 4p

This FREE and CONFIDENTIAL group is exclusively for those preparing for the Massachusetts bar exam.

Please join peers for a new Free & Confidential support group for law students preparing for the July bar exam, facilitated by Barbara Bowe, LICSW & Tracey Meyers, Psy.D, staff clinicians at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Massachusetts (LCL MA).

Our Support Group Meetings are designed specifically for 3L law students in law schools throughout Massachusetts who are preparing for the bar exam in July and may be facing anxiety, doubts, or feeling overwhelmed. Peer support groups can provide a helpful and compassionate space to explore challenges and develop new and fresh approaches to beginning bar preparation.  This group will be offered beginning in May of 2021 for 4 sessions with an option for an additional 2 sessions in July.

During the group meetings, we will explore a variety of topics including:

  • Reducing test anxiety,
  • Using time wisely,
  • Building coping strategies using mindfulness and visualizations for test day, and
  • Enhancing positive-self-talk to achieve success.

Please note:

  • This is a support and discussion group, and not a therapy group.
  • The intention of this support group is to build community and peer support.
  • It is completely confidential and attendance will not impact any potential character and fitness standards for the Bar or other future employment.
  • Participation will require both video and audio.  If doing it from a smartphone, the phone needs to be positioned in a stable way.
  • It is not a group for talking about specific coursework or assignments. It is for discussing thoughts, feelings, coping, adapting.

Meet the Group Leaders

Headshot of Barbara Bowe, LICSW, Staff Clinician at LCL

Barbara Bowe, LICSW
Staff Clinician, LCL MA

Barbara Bowe, LICSW joined LCL in 1996. As a Staff Clinician, she meets with clients regularly, leads groups, sources information, and makes presentations to the legal community. Read more about Barb here.

Barbara can be reached via email at, or by calling (617) 482-9600.

Tracey Meyers, PsyD | LCL MA Staff Clinician

Dr. Tracey Meyers, Psy.D.
Staff Clinician, LCL MA

Dr. Tracey Meyers, Psy.D. joined LCL in August 2020. As a Clinical Psychologist and mindfulness instructor, she meets with clients regularly, leads groups, writes articles, and makes presentations to the legal community. Read more about Tracey here.

Tracey can be reached via email at, or by calling (617) 482-9600.

Our Confidentiality Promise.

Your participation and information will not be disclosed unless you request and provide written consent. Find more details on confidentiality here.


We’ve centralized resources to help with stress, mental health, and career development on our page for Law Students.

ALL LAW STUDENTS IN MASSACHUSETTS can schedule a free and confidential appointment with a licensed LCL MA staff clinician. More here.

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