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Lawyers Helping Lawyers


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 Responses to email will take place during regular Monday-Friday business hours.

Hotline Resources

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
  • Referrals
  • Interventions
  • Consultations
  • Education
  • Request for a LHL Committee member mentor
  • Help for someone else who has a problem