TOWN HALLS EXPOSE LAWYER STRESS AND ISOLATION DURING A PANDEMIC
Feelings of isolation and the accompanying stress of practicing law during a pandemic are recurring themes at the Bar’s Virtual Town Hall forums being held across the state.
Bar President Dori Foster-Morales opens each Town Hall by saying the Bar is focused on assisting its members cope with the pandemic and helping in the profession’s recovery.
Part of that effort includes making members aware of the Bar’s new Florida Lawyers Helpline, which is available 24/7/365 to provide a continuum of services — everything from crisis intervention and referral for free mental-health counseling, to providing a case manager to help find long-term care facilities for family members or financial consulting to help members with debt management, budgeting, and retirement planning. (833-FL1-WELL – 833-351-9355)
Available since May 1, the service is provided through an agreement with CorpCare Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based firm that boasts a network of 11,000 providers nationwide. It is completely confidential and no information about individual clients will ever be shared with employers or The Florida Bar and the service is available at no cost to Bar members.
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