Assist began holding coffee circles two years ago and we rallied around red mugs as visible way to identify us in coffee shops. We moved online last week to ensure that lawyers who are feeling isolated as well as articling students and junior lawyers can connect to a supportive community.
It’s as easy as e-mailing email@example.com to get a link to our Zoom meeting for a chat with other lawyers and students about issues we are all facing. Or, if you are an articling student or junior lawyer and would like to chat one-on-one with a senior lawyer peer support volunteer, we can arrange a one-on-one discussion.
The only prerequisite to coming out is having an internet connection, but if you need to call in by phone, we can make it happen.
Because it is May the Fourth (Be With You), bring your favourite Star Wars paraphernalia or action figures and get your nerd on with us! Talking Star Wars is a great ice breaker (unless you say that episodes 1 to 3 are better than the original trilogy…)
And if you are a lawyer or student who is in recovery, you can connect with the Calgary and Edmonton Lawyer 12 Step Groups through online meetings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an introduction.