Bar News - October 20, 2006
Lawyers Assistance Resources
A lawyer is more likely to suffer from mental health or substance abuse problems than the average person. The NH legal community has two, peer-directed, confidential resources to help members of the profession struggling with these issues.
The NHBA Lawyers’ Assistance Committee (LAC), under NH Supreme Court rules exempting them from reporting requirements, provides confidential help for Bar members. Contact the LAC’s HELPLINE, 24 hours a day, at 603-224-6060.
A second organization –independent of the Bar and the court system — offers help to members of the legal profession in need. Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of New Hampshire (LCL) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm at the Manchester Country Club. No reservations are required. Call John at 603-436-8035 for information.