TLAP Support Toolbox

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For the many attorneys and law students and families that may be isolated and struggling with a mental health issue or needing recovery support, here are some valuable online support options, including ways to get group support, referral, and professional help.

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TLAP Support Videos

The courses offered below are for self-study.

Remote Lawyer/Law Student Support by Day of the Week:

LCL is Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, a support group for any lawyer or law student or judge seeking recovery from any substance or mental health struggle (if AA is indicated the focus is on alcohol recovery). These are not associated with TLAP or the State Bar of Texas and people in attendance commit to keeping who attends and what is said confidential.

  • Monday
    DALLAS - (Not LCL) 7:00pm-8:00pm - Monday Night Group for Attorneys and Law Students that have suffered from Depression: Second Monday Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89424057542 (Zoom only)

    STATEWIDE – (Not LCL) 6:30pm - Monday Wellness Rally - Lawyers across the State of Texas gather on Zoom to support one another in their pursuit of a life well lived. If you’re a Texas attorney, you are welcome to join. Please see the Texas Lawyer Wellness page on Facebook.

  • HOUSTON – (Not LCL) noon to 1pm - Houston Wellness Group Speaker Series -1 hour of Ethics CLE (3rd Monday of each month): First meeting will be on May 16, 2022 at 4801 Woodway Suite 225W, Houston, Texas, 77056 Zoom ID 860-1770-4160-- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join (In person and Zoom)

  • Tuesday
    AUSTIN – (LCL) noon to 1pm - Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701-- Community Room on the 1st floor and Zoom ID 950-861-2647 and if password is required, enter: solution -- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join (In person and Zoom)

    SAN ANTONIO – (Not LCL) 6:30pm-7:30pm First Tuesday Wellness Group 1 hour of Ethics CLE: (1st Tuesday of each month) First Tuesday Zoom ID 847-970-820 -- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join (Zoom only)

  • Wednesday
    AUSTIN - (Not LCL) noon to 1pm TLAP’s Remote Well-being Wednesday Speaker Series. 1 hour of Ethics CLE (4th Wednesday of each month): Zoom ID 559-673-278 – enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join

    MIDLAND – (LCL) 11:45am-1pm Los Fabela’s, 12302 W. Hwy 80 E, Odessa, 79765 (In person only)

  • Thursday
    BEAUMOUNT - (LCL) noon to 1pm 680 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77701 Zoom ID 941-0824-1770 and password is LCL409 -- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join (In person and Zoom)

  • DALLAS – (LCL) noon to 1pm Church of the Incarnation 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204 Zoom ID 247-690-090 and if password is required, enter: solution -- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/join. Contact TLAP for Zoom link and password if needed. (In person and Zoom)

    SAN ANTONIO (LCL/AA) - 7:30pm-8:30pm San Antonio Legal Professionals AA/LCL St. George’s Episcopal Church (doors lock at 8:30) 6904 West Ave., Main building, 2nd Floor, San Antonio, 78213 (In person only)
    Houston – (LCL) 6:30pm Lawyers and CPAs St. Luke’s Church, 3471 Westheimer, Room EN204, Houston, Texas 77027 (In person only) (Masks required)

  • Friday
    TARRANT COUNTY/FORT WORTH – (LCL) noon to 1pm Zoom ID 873 0409 2870 and password is: solution -- enter Zoom ID here https://zoom.us/j/9508612647#success (Zoom only)

    LUBBOCK – (LCL) Friday noon to 1pm 1102 Main Street (law office - conference room) The meeting will also be accessible by Zoom-- ID 950-861-2647 and if password is required, enter: solution -- enter Zoom ID here: https://zoom.us/j/9508612647#success Call-in meeting: 800-393-0640, enter code: 676745 (In person, Zoom and telephone call-in)

    EL PASO – (LCL) Friday noon to 1pm 1013 E. San Antonio Ave, El Paso 79901 (In person only).

*PHONE OPTION: For all Zoom meetings, you can call by phone to this number and enter the Zoom ID number noted above: 1-346-248-7799

**If there is any problem connecting, please call TLAP at 1-800-343-TLAP for more information (you can remain anonymous).

Online/Telephonic Support Groups, Mental Health Resources, and Support

Resources Shared by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP):

Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession During Covid-19

  • To find your lawyers assistance program, click here

Anxiety

  • To get free, confidential 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to the Crisis Text Line homepage

  • To get science-based strategies for coping with COVID-19 anxiety, click here.

Office Management/Leadership

  • To read about organizational leadership and managing COVID-19 panic, click here.

  • For some tips from Fast Company on working remotely, click here.

Panic

  • To read about specifics on mental health and panic associated with COVID-19, click here.

Social Distancing

  • To learn about SAMHSA recommendations on coping mentally with social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, click here.

Staying Mentally Healthy

  • To get some great tips for staying mentally healthy, click here

  • To find tips for managing mental health in troubling times, click here.

  • To get information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness about online support groups, click here

  • To get information from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, click here.

Stress

  • To learn how to manage stress levels in the office, click here.

  • To learn about SAMHSA recommendations on how to cope with stress, click here.

Substance Use Resources

Suicide

  • Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress; prevention and crisis resources for oneself and others at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or click here.

Austin Resources

  • For Austin Bar Association information, resources, and updates, click here.

  • To connect to the Austin Desire to Stop AA online daily meeting at 9:15 a.m., click here.

  • To connect to the Austin Practical Solutions AA Friday online meeting at 7 p.m., go to https://zoom.us (meeting ID: 737 053 28; password: jQsSTQu).

  • To connect to the South Austin AA online meeting, go to https://zoom.us (meeting ID: 773 091 724; password: friendsofB).

  • To connect with the Austin Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Tuesday meeting at noon, go to https://zoom.us/j/9508612647 (meeting ID: 950 861 2647 or one-touch call at 13462487799, 9508612647# US (Houston) or call 1-346-248-7799 and enter meeting ID 950 861 2647).

Beaumont Resources

  • To connect with the Beaumont Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group Meeting every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m., click here and use meeting ID 941 0824 1770 and password LCL409.

Dallas Resources

  • For Dallas Bar Association MH Resource, click here.

  • For Dallas Bar Association information and updates, click here.

  • For Dallas Bar Association Peer Assistance Committee information (committee members only), click here.

  • To connect with the Dallas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Zoom meeting Thursdays at noon, click here.

  • To connect with the Plano Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support meeting Tuesdays at noon, click here.

Fort Worth Resources

  • For Tarrant County Bar Association information, click here.

  • To Connect with the Tarrant County Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Friday meeting at noon, call 1-800-343-TLAP (8527) for the weekly link and information.

Houston Resources

  • For Houston Bar Association resources and information, click here.

  • For Houston Post Oak AA online meetings, click here.

Lubbock and Panhandle Resources

  • To connect with the Lubbock Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Support Group for addiction and mental health support Friday meeting at noon, call 1-800-393-0640 and enter code 676745.

San Antonio Resources

  • For San Antonio Bar Association resources, click here.

  • Tuesday: San Antonio First Tuesday Wellness Webinar, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, (only the first Tuesday of the month): Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/847970820 (no password)

International Resources

To connect with the International Lawyers in AA meeting on Mondays at 7 p.m. CT, click here and use meeting ID 842 9642 1593 and password Austin. 

COVID-19 Related Well-Being Support Reading

Explore Arts & Culture* 

Explore Music*

Explore Virtual Nature*

Explore Fitness*

*Thanks to Indiana LAP’s contributions to the resources following the asterisk.

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