Connecticut Lawyer Magazine - July/August 2019

6 CT LAWMAG JulyAugust 2019 - Cover Volume 29, Number 6

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  • CBA Hosts the Largest Gathering of Legal Professionals in Connecticut By Leanna Zwiebel
    Read about this year's Connecticut Legal Conference, which was a day filled with educational seminars, networking opportunities, and recognition that drew in legal professionals from throughout the state.
  • A Day in the Life of LCL By Beth Griffin
    Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) Executive Director Beth Griffin provides a snapshot of the daily scope of work done at LCL—your Connecticut lawyers assistance program.
  • Four Lawyers Share Their LCL Experiences Four different lawyers anonymously share their stories of how LCL changed their lives by helping them through their struggles.
  • A Beloved Voice from the Rooms By Amy F. Goodusky
    Attorney Goodusky’s experience with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers has been atypical. Read about her story and how she came to serve as a volunteer for the program.
  • Concerning Lawyers By Anthony J. LaBella
    Hear from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers President Anthony LaBella as he shares the program’s current state of affairs and where it’s headed in the future.
  • Connecticut's Lawyer Assistance Program: Its Roots and Its Formative Years By William C. Leary
    Principal organizer of Connecticut’s lawyer assistance program recollects the early years of efforts in Connecticut wherein lawyers who had overcome the disease of addiction or other mental health problems reached out to other lawyers who were still sick and suffering from impairments to offer assistance and encouragement.
  • Taking Care of Each Other By Jonathan M. Shapiro
    The 95th president of the CBA, Jonathan Shapiro, gets personal while discussing the importance of lawyer well-being.
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Gatekeeping, Access, and Inclusion By Karen DeMeola
    CBA Past President Karen DeMeola (2017-2018) discusses the many “gatekeepers” to the legal profession, while sharing her own experience of seeking help for her mental well-being.