GPSolo Magazine - October/November 2006

Ready Resources
for Bumps in the Road

2005 Directory of State and Local Lawyer Assistance Programs
( ABA Division for Legal Services; 2005; PC 3190029; $35)
This helpful directory contains the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of approximately 100 chairs and/or program managers of bar association alcohol- and drug-related committees and lawyer assistance programs.

A Lawyer’s Guide to Healing: Solutions for Addiction and Depression
By Don Carroll (Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services, in conjunction with the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs; 2006; PC 3190033; $19.95)
In this candid and insightful book, Don Carroll, director of the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, discusses addiction in general, how addiction affects lawyers specifically, and how recovery can help lawyers reclaim their professional and personal lives.

Substance Abuse in Law Schools: A Tool Kit for Law School Administrators
( ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs; 2006; PC 3190032; $55)
The Tool Kit is the result of an initiative of the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs. Its purpose is to provide law school administrators with a user-friendly resource guide for addressing substance abuse issues and mental health problems within their schools.

The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life and Work, Second Edition
By George W. Kaufman ( ABA Law Practice Management Section; 2006; PC 5110566; $39.95)
Years of narrow focus, hard work, pressure, and endless striving for material reward are the hallmark of many lawyers’ lives. This newly updated and revised Second Edition is written specifically to help lawyers achieve professional and personal satisfaction.

Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success
By Phyllis H. Epstein ( ABA Law Practice Management Section; 2004; PC 5110509; $39.95)
For this new guide, the author interviewed over 100 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles in a wide variety of practice settings nationwide to address how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life.

GP|Solo Division Links

GP|Solo resource page for quality-of-life issues:

GP|Solo resource page for military lawyers:

GP-MilitarySez military lawyers’ e-mail discussion group:

Other Links from the ABA and Beyond

ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) home page:

ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) page of helpful links:

ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (Operation Enduring LAMP) home page:

U.S. Government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:




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