CLHL is a diverse program that provides a broad range of services designed to provide assistance to attorneys, judges and law students, including:
Peer support, available in both individual and group environments, throughout the process of recovery provide the cornerstone of CLHL’s organization and mission. Legal professionals and law students seek peer support for many reasons. Some are looking for support for addiction in a non-AA format. Some are looking for help with feelings of being overwhelmed, which is so common in the study and practice of law. The weekly hour-long groups support these needs and many others in a confidential, setting. For more information on peer support group meetings, go to the Meeting Times
section of the Home page. These meetings are free.
CLHL strives to educate both attorneys, judges and law students with respect to the recognition and prevention of substance abuse issues, as well as emotional and psychological impairments. Typically, attorneys have sought help from CLHL to address a wide array of issues including, but not limited to:
- Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency
- Mental Health
- Financial Matters
- Marriage and Family Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Stress Management
- Practice Management
- Medical Issues/AIDS
- Other issues which constitute an impairment of the ability to practice law.
- Disciplinary Issues
We encourage any attorney facing a disciplinary issue to contact CLHL as quickly as is possible. It is our experience that active participation in CLHL's programs facilitates the resolution of many disciplinary issues
Helpful Links suggested by Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Inc.
Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program
ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP)
National Institute of Mental Health
Stop Smoking Secrets