Professionals’ Assistance Program

As a lawyer, you provide vital services and support to the public. It is essential that you invest the time and energy necessary to take care of yourself.  The Lawyers’ Insurance Programme funds the Professionals’ Assistance Program as part of risk management and because we understand the value of the services you provide and we are committed to ensuring that you have the support you need to serve the public properly.

The purpose of the Professionals’ Assistance Program is to ensure that effective assistance is available to lawyers, articled clerks, students, and their families who may require support for all types of personal problems which cannot be solved without assistance.

The service provider is Homewood Health. Homewood has more than 33 years of experience and capability. Counseling is their core business. Approximately 90% of counseling services are provided face-to-face, giving members the personal connection they expect. The quality of their service is evidenced by their 98% client retention rate. Counseling is provided for a full range of personal and family-related issues or life events including addiction, adolescent issues, aging and care giving, anger management, anxiety, child development, communication problems, domestic violence, depression, family issues, grief and bereavement, marital issues, parenting, personal adjustment problems, relationship difficulties, sexuality, stress, separation/divorce/custody, special needs of children and trauma/crisis management.

The Professionals’ Assistance Program phone numbers which provide direct access to 24/7/365 assistance are (709) 754-3007 and 1-800-663-1142. Calls are answered live and appointments are booked at point of first contact by qualified professionally trained counselors.

Law Society of Newfoundland September 2018 presentation