Important changes to VJLAP’s 12-Step and Wellness Support Meetings:

1. Effective immediately, the Monday 12-Step Support Meetings will commence at 6:30 PM instead of 8:00 PM. VJLAP will no longer host a Monday 12-Step Support Meeting at 8:00 PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
2. After 04/08/24, there will no longer be Monday Wellness Support Meetings at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in such a meeting, there is a Thursday Wellness Support Meeting (1, 3 and 5th Thursday of the month). Changes will be made to the event calendar.
3. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 6:00 PM. There is a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 5:30PM and a meeting on the 1, 3 & 5th Monday of the month at 6:30PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
4. Please also note the Thursday Wellness Support Meetings that had been every Thursday will only be the 1, 3 & 5 Thursday of the month. Changes will be made to the event calendar.

Thank you for your attention to these updates. If there are questions, please reach out to Barbara Mardigian at bmardigian@vjlap.org.

The Beacon

Stories From Our Colleagues: We Must Take Care Of Ourselves and Support Others.

October 15, 2020
Stories From Our Colleagues: We Must Take Care Of Ourselves and Support Others.

This is the third post in the VJLAP series, “Stories From Our Colleagues.”  In this story, a judge providing her perspective on Virginia’s response to mental health and substance use concerns in the legal profession to support recognizing signs, seeking treatment, and reducing stigma. Mental health and substance use concerns are not “us versus them,” it is for all of us, together.

We Must Take Care Of Ourselves and Support Others.  Listen to Judge Talevi’s Story:

 

Once the statistics revealed our profession at risk, action was needed systemically and individually. She saw this and has done and is doing what she can to support prevention, support, and intervention to reduce stigma and protect the lawyer, profession, and clients.

 

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