Groups

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, and EXCLUSIVELY

for lawyers, law students, and judges

Group formats vary. Find more on our robust confidentiality policy here

 

2018 LCL Web Group Land Recovery-01LCL Recovery Peer Support Groups
LCL’s original groups are still thriving and always developing in new locations across Massachusetts, and are exclusively for lawyers and law students in or seeking recovery from unhealthy substances and coping behaviors — and are always confidential. All stages of sobriety and behavior abstinence are welcome to connect with peers and gain support. Click here for calendar and locations.

 

2018 LCL Web Group Land Solo Stress-01Solo | Stress Connection
We designed this group for solo practice lawyers across the state to meet online (nonetheless confidentially), for the support and ideas you need to develop healthy responses to common sources of stress. We convene on the last Friday of each month via Zoom. Register here, then watch for an email from group leader Dr. Jeff Fortgang, PhD (drjeff@lclma.org | 617 482-5003).

 

2018 LCL Web Group Land Supermom closecrop-01SuperMom: Support for Lawyers
We designed this group to help you manage the practical and emotional challenges you face as a mother practicing law, and find support from other attorney moms. This group meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Register here. This (FREE & CONFIDENTIAL) group is led by LCL Deputy Director, Heidi Alexander, Esq. (heidi@masslomap.org | 857 383-3250).

 

Mass LOMAP’s Rainmakers Incubator
To join this support network, you need to participate in a (free and confidential) Workshop Series for Lawyers Determined to Build Rainmaking Skills first. This group meets virtually with in-person options. Find out more and sign up here. Group leader Susan Letterman White, JD, MSOD can be reached at (susan@masslomap.org | 857 383-3250).

 

2018 LCL Web Group Land Prof Conduct-01Professional Conduct Group
This group offers support for attorneys involved in a disciplinary process. Screening interviews are required for this free and confidential group. It typically meets twice each month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 1 PM. Screening interviews are required with group facilitator: Barbara Bowe, LICSW at 617 482-9600 or barbarab@lclma.org. Find more here.

 

IN-HOUSE + REMOTE GROUP OPTIONS

LCL is eager to help any organizations – whether Big Law Firm, bar organization, nonprofit agency – provide support their staff need to lead sustainable careers and lifestyles. We offer ongoing support group meetings for private groups, as well as single-session presentations and workshops to your group of lawyers, law students, or judges, on a range of topics, including law practice management topics through our Mass LOMAP Program. To arrange a format tailored to your organization’s needs, email our Deputy Director, Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. at heidi@lclma.org.

OUR GROUPS DEPEND ON INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY.

Let us know what group support might help you. We’re always ready to do anything we can to form a critical mass for an active support group.

Unemployed Lawyers Group – not currently running
Work Search Group: Sharpening your skills to become a more competitive applicant. A series of 6 Discussion/Instructional Group Meetings: Call to inquire about the next series.

“Absorbing” Trauma Group – not currently running
This is a discussion/support group that is offered when we have a “quorum” of interested lawyers in the hopes of preventing burnout and “vicarious trauma” for lawyers who do the especially taxing work of serving traumatized clients (e.g., those who have experienced or witnessed abuse or tragedy).  This issue also comes up in a less focused way in the Solo Stress Connection group (see above).  For more information, click here.

Other Groups
When we have at least a few lawyers interested in the same kind of group at the same time, we can offer many kinds of groups. Past groups have focused on topics such as: Depression; Lawyers at Mid-Life/Mid-Career; Lawyers with Interpersonal Difficulties or Learning Disorders; Women Lawyers; Early Recovery; Self-Assessment; Retirement; ACOA (for lawyers whose childhoods in alcoholic homes may be reflected in current personality characteristics); etc. If a particular kind of group is of interest to you, let us know. Or if you have a “ready-made group” of peers who would like to discuss and get psychological input on a shared concern, and who can meet in Boston, we can probably accommodate you.

Call us at (617) 482-9600 if you are interested in joining one of these groups or establishing a group not mentioned above.

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