Support of Lawyers/Legal Personal—All Concern Encouraged, or SOLACE, is an initiative designed to assist attorneys or their families when catastrophic events or health situations take place. The SOLACE program connects lawyers that are experiencing an extreme hardship with those willing and able to help. The program does not solicit money, but it encourages assistance by the direct service of fellow attorneys or their charitable donation of needed items or equipment.
SOLACE began in Louisiana and has expanded throughout the United States. The way the program will work in Texas is that attorneys who suffer a catastrophic event, personally or in their family, may submit a request to the SOLACE program by filling out a short form at texasbar.com/SOLACE. The SOLACE team will then review the request and, if the need fits within the parameters of the program, it will send an email with the pertinent information to all attorneys in the area who are participating in the SOLACE program where the need exists. Those who can help reply to the email and are then linked to the person in need. Those wishing to participate as volunteers in the SOLACE program are encouraged to “opt-in” by signing up at texasbar.com/SOLACE.
For more information, go to texasbar.com/SOLACE.