The OBA offers all bar members up to six hours of free short-term, problem-focused or crisis counseling. The service is strictly confidential. For help with stress, depression or addiction, call the Lawyers Helping Lawyers hotline to be referred to a counselor in your area. The hotline is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Identifying participant information is not made available to the OBA and services are provided through a separate,contracted organization.
If you have a question or request that is not urgent,another option (in addition to the hotline) is to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses to email will take place during regular Monday-Friday business hours.
The LHL hotline is answered by a counseling/mental health service. After-hours calls are answered by a licensed mental health professional. Calling the hotline is always the first step to receive help or information.
Call the hotline for:
- Crisis response
- Short-term counseling
- Request for a LHL Committee member mentor
- Help for someone else who has a problem