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Friday, August 1, 2014
 

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Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program Gears Up for Second Cornerstone Banquet and Auction

By Lance Schneiter

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Argus Hamilton(Aug. 17, 2013) Once again, the OBA Lawyers Helping Lawyers (LHL) Assistance Program and the OBA Work/Life Balance Committee will join forces, presenting the Second Annual Cornerstone Banquet and Auction on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Oklahoma’s own Argus Hamilton will perform at the event for an evening of “all laughs and no liquor.”

Mr. Hamilton was honored by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry as the official comedian of the Oklahoma Centennial and was dubbed the “The Will Rogers of the Baby Boom” by Robin Williams. Millions of readers and radio listeners enjoy his daily humor column, now in its second decade. For one unforgettable evening, Mr. Hamilton will join OBA members as we raise money to support the assistance programs that help OBA members struggling with addiction, alcohol or drug abuse, and mental health issues including depression. 

Let’s face it. The practice of law can be hard work as a business and demanding as a profession. Sometimes pressure takes its toll on OBA members. Maybe it took its toll on you, your law partner or a friend. Many days, attorneys are at odds not only with the opposing party, but also with clients, staff and the court. Some OBA members may retreat to their homes and face different but equally difficult issues.

The Lawyers Helping Lawyers Assistance Program and the LHL Foundation offer numerous services including consultations, crisis stabilization, interventions, education, anonymous support groups, peer support services, free counseling services, mentoring and financial assistance to OBA members. All calls to Lawyers Helping Lawyers are confidential and free.

These programs offer assistance to OBA members when they need it. Now, LHL needs your help and generosity. As the old slogan goes, “the life or practice that you save may be your own.”   

The Second Annual Cornerstone Banquet presents an opportunity to assist our colleagues and increase overall awareness of these issues in the legal profession. This event is an opportunity to give back to the larger Oklahoma community by seeking to curb the negative impact of attorney impairment on clients and the public.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for a silent auction from 5:30 to 6:30 and a seated dinner and live auction beginning at 6:45. One hour of MCLE credit is provided with the cost of your ticket. A mere $50 ticket promises you the most fun you’ve ever had for MCLE in Emerson Hall! Guest tickets for non-lawyers and those who don’t need MCLE are only $30.

Join Argus Hamilton and your brothers and sisters of the OBA on Sept. 10 to learn why you should “Pass the Bar – Every Chance You Get!”  Order your tickets now - if you miss this evening, it won’t be funny!

Sponsorship opportunities and reservations are available; contact Banquet Chair Cathy Christensen if you have questions.

Mr. Schneiterpractices in Kingfisher.  He is a LawyersHelping Lawyers Assistance Program member and LHL Foundation director.