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each other and in some cases even isolation and disaffection. Where is the
We at LAPBC are trying to help create opportunities for you to get
together and meet with each other in more informal and yet personal ways.
We know that when you interact with each other and really connect in a
more personal way, you will see what I see in each of you. Is that a bold
statement? I think not. I base it on feedback from many participants in the
workshops we have put on over the years. LAPBC workshops are a way to
connect with other members of the legal community and share common
experiences, problems and solutions.
We are currently facing a difficult time given the COVID-19 pandemic,
and LAPBC is here to help. Our counselors are working remotely using the
phone or Zoom, and we are organizing healthy living workshops that deal
primarily with quality-of-life issues. We have weekly support groups for people
with addiction problems in Vancouver and Victoria, and we are opening
up a meet-up group (not therapy or 12 step) for lawyers from around the
province to connect while maintaining social distance. We are using this difficult
crisis to make progress and to expand our delivery ability.
We need each other. We are meant not to be completely independent, but
to give and to receive. We cannot achieve a healthier, more meaningful and
balanced life if we keep ourselves separate and apart from those around us.
We need a healthier community to ensure our own well-being. Reach out to
others. Help us help. Contact us at 604-685-2171 or toll free at 1-888-685-
2171, e-mail me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit our website at <www.lap
bc.com> to find our latest offerings.