State Bar introduces virtual support groups for attorneys

The State Bar of Michigan is pleased to introduce an important new service: virtual support groups. Facilitated by a clinical case manager from SBM’s Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, these confidential group sessions are designed to help attorneys connect with experts and peers who understand the unique difficulties they’re going through and can help work toward solutions.

Each eight-week virtual support group series will focus on a different issue facing Michigan attorneys. The first series, “Resiliency Through a Pandemic,” will connect legal professionals navigating the ongoing personal and professional challenges brought on by COVID-19. Future topics will include other areas of interest related to wellbeing in the legal profession.

This service is offered exclusively to members of the State Bar of Michigan. Participants must be willing to respect confidentiality. Sessions will be conducted via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform, allowing attorneys from all over the state to attend, regardless of location. The lunchtime sessions will be held each Friday from March 12 to April 30 between noon and 1 p.m. The cost to attend is $5 per session, or $30 if paying for all eight sessions up front.

To register, or get more information, contact LJAP at contactljap@michbar.org or 1-800-996-5522.

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