CBA Program Provides Solace to Attorneys in Need

Legal community help group seeks to create connections for volunteer help

All Concern Encouraged: A new program to Colorado is helping lawyers get back on their feet after a crisis.

The Colorado Bar Association, working closely with Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell partner LaMar Jost, announced last week that it has launched Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel — All Concern Encouraged. The program is referred to simply as SOLACE, something it hopes to offer those in the legal industry who have fallen on hard times.

The program fills a gap in the idea of attorney wellness by offering support to lawyers and other legal professionals who need some outside help but not with mental health issues or substance abuse.

SOLACE is designed to address needs ranging from medical conditions to catastrophic events in a legal professional’s life. Specific situations could range from a paralegal with a serious illness or a judge whose home was consumed in a wildfire.

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