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    5:30 pm, 1st Monday of every month, and 7:30 am every 3rd Monday at: First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque Call 797-6003 for details

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New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program

 

You don’t have to manage alone.  Help and Support are only a phone call away.
Confidential Assistance-- 24 Hours Every Day
Judges: Call 888-502-1289
Lawyers & law students: Call 505-228-1948 or 800-860-4914

Articles of Interest

Substance Abuse

 

Identifying Addiction

Carol P. Waldhauser, GP | Solo Magazine Lawyers can help prevent addiction in their practices, communities, families, and themselves. Here are the basic facts on addiction.

The Dangerous Link between Chronic Office Chaos, Stress, Depression, and Substance Abuse

Nancy Byerly Jones, GP | Solo Magazine Last-minute panics, little pre-planning of case strategies, weak leadership, mismanagement of files, high turnover, and frequent client complaints - is this a snapshot of your office? If so, find out how to decrease office chaos and improve morale.

Relapse after Long-Term Sobriety
Janet Piper Voss GP | Solo Magazine
Many who relapse are not consciously aware of the warning signs even as they are occurring.

Out of the Shadows: Women and Addiction
Cindy McAlpin GP | Solo Magazine
The psychological and physiological effects of drugs and alcohol are often more severe for women than for men.

The Lawyer as Counselor: Representing the Impaired Client 

Timothy David Edwards, GP | Solo Magazine
A lawyer who represents clients with addiction problems must have a general understanding of addiction, its causes, and its proper treatment.

 

Depression and Mental Illness

 

Bumps in the Road: Depression

Mary Greiner, GP | Solo Magazine
Are you suffering from a "blue" moment or the kind of depression that requires professional intervention?

Overcoming Depression
Daniel Lukasik, GP | Solo Magazine
Depression is not just a problem in the legal profession--it's a five-alarm fire. Recovery involves a mix of healthy strategies.


Living with Mental Illness
Eileen Travis GP | Solo Magazine
Lawyers need to understand the signs of mental illness to help themselves, colleagues, or clients.

 

Gambling

 

Never Enough
Michael J. Burke GP | Solo Magazine

A lawyer and compulsive gambler reveals the downward spiral that led to 32 months in prison and an order to pay $1.6 million in restitution to his client-victims.


More Bumps in the Road: Gambling
Meloney Crawford Chadwick, GP | Solo Magazine

Intervention

 

When Colleagues Need Help

Ann D. Foster, GP | Solo Magazine
You just found out that a senior associate has a serious cocaine and alcohol problem. What do you, the managing parnter, need to do?

Sheriff Bart: “Need any help?”  The Waco Kid: “Oh, all I can get.”

Terry Harrell, J.D., MSW, LCSW, Executive Director, JLAP
Volume 23, No. 3. Indiana Trial Lawyers Association quarterly journal, The Verdict. Reprinted with permission.

Stress

 

The Laws of Stress and Performance

The Dangerous Link between Chronic Office Chaos, Stress,Depression, and Substance Abuse
Nancy Byerly Jones, GP | Solo Magazine
Last-minute panics, little pre-planning of case strategies, weak leadership, mismanagement of files, high turnover, and frequent client complaints - is this a snapshot of your office? If so, find out how to decrease office chaos and improve morale.

Balancing Life in a High-Stress Job
Susan Riegler GP | Solo Magazine
As your practice and family grow and your life becomes increasingly complicated, it is imperative to carve out some time for you.

Preventing Burnout Live Well Laugh Often
Adrian Hill GP | Solo Magazine

The Mindful Lawyer
Robert Zeglovitch GP | Solo Magazine
Meditation can help lawyers ground themselves in an increasingly fast-paced and stressful culture.

Treatment and Recovery

 

What to Expect at 12-Step Meetings
Michael Sweeney GP | Solo Magazine
Learning what takes place at a program such as AA will allay some anxiety and dispel some illusions about what to expect.

What to Expect in Treatment
Michael J. Sweeney and Meloney Crawford Chadwick GP | Solo Magazine
Treatment reunites families, saves lives, and restores damaged careers of impaired lawyers.

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