ILAA National Conference

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Online

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November 7, 2020

The ILAA National Conference assembles an immense collection of inspirational speakers and recovery meet...

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Newport Spiritual Retreat

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The Newport Spiritual Retreat is held every September at the The Hallmark Resort in Newport Oregon. This...

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"Every year, I look forward to The Other Bar's annual Newport Retreat. As I ease into the humdrum of winter, it is a welcome time of fellowship and spiritual reflection. Oregon's beautiful coastline provides a breathtaking natural backdrop to the important work of shared recovery that is the retreat's primary purpose. The format is simple and time-tested: a featured speaker shares his or her experience, strength, and hope, as well as their perspective on the Twelve Steps. The days also include shared meals and ample leisure time, and are book ended by traditional AA meetings. For me, the fellowship is paramount. Every year, I meet new professionals in recovery, re-connect with acquaintances made at previous retreats, and deepen bonds with close friends. It is a weekend filled with profound honesty and deep human connection. If you're reading this, I hope to see you there."

Loon Lake Lawyers Recovery Retreat

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We will be learning about and working the Steps together. Several of our colleagues will lead us through...

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Menucha Spiritual Retreat

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ATTENTION: All Single Suite Rooms are currently unavailable, please contact us for more information. Th...

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"Menucha Retreats have been part of my recovery from the early 1990's, for me, when Ray O'K at Don M's invitation made regular pilgrimages to be with us. Ray's emphasis on the twelve steps and the way he shared his experience, strength and hope was inspirational. Legal presenters in recovery from all over the country have continued this tradition and been excellent over the years; the setting in the Columbia Gorge is superb; the home-cooked meals are usually wonderful; friends from Canada and other parts of our country have become regular participants; and the chance to socialize with others in the profession in recovery in informal conversation, hikes, music and leisure is always an extra attraction with the free time built in to the schedule. The chance to be with other attorneys in recovery that influenced me, but who I do not otherwise see regularly, is enjoyable and gives me the opportunities to help pay back the debt to those who took time to pass recovery to me and for me to do the same with others--it doesn't get much better than that!"

Menucha Spiritual Retreat

Location:

Canyon Creek, Knutsford B.C.

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Coming Soon

Lawyers in AA, and others, will have the opportunity to go to one of the highlight events every year of ...

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"People in AA, and others, will soon have the opportunity to go to one of the highlight events every year of our lives in recovery in British Columbia : a retreat at Jim and Sherry's ranch just outside of Kamloops. This is a weekend devoted to the 12 steps, and learning through the experiences of someone who can lead us on the path. A speaker will describe their journey through the 12 steps, and there will also be regular meetings, as well as opportunities to explore the farm where Jim and Sherry live, beautiful rolling hills with animals and gorgeous landscapes. There will be people who are very early in recovery, as well as some who have many years of sobriety. Overall, this gathering gives is a sense of peace and acceptance, and helps to build the strength to continue, day by day, to walk the path with gratefulness. However heavy a burden you sometimes think you have, this is a coming together of people sharing a common experience which lightens that weight, and shows the joy in sobriety which is there for us all."

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Lawyers Helping Lawyers

The Other Bar is ethereal

It is a fellowship - a group of men and women lawyers helping each other get and stay clean and sober, live life well and practice law.

It is a network of relationships among people who by profession are set up to be adversaries and through the need to survive a common peril become allies, helped and helpers and close dear friends.

The essential truth of The Other Bar is that it is animated by a spirit of giving help freely and without expectation of getting anything in return except, hopefully, sobriety.

What one receives from such service is much better than any price one might imagine to set for one's time and efforts.


About the Other Bar Oregon


The Other Bar, Oregon is an anonymous fellowship of recovered lawyers, judges and law students who operate in the form of a non-profit corporation to provide confidential assistance to members of the legal community who suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction.


These recovered lawyers pass on the support they received while recovering from alcoholism and/or addiction and practicing law and facing the consequences of their addiction conduct including disciplinary proceedings, SLAC monitoring and last chance employment agreements.


Many recovered lawyers have come back from seemingly hopeless situations to continue practicing law and to preserve or regain what is most important to them in their lives.


The Mission of The Other Bar is to perpetuate the unity and fellowship of recovered lawyers, judges and law students and to facilitate the sharing of 12 Step recovery through Lawyers Helping Lawyers Groups.


The Other Bar, Oregon is not affiliated with the Oregon State Bar, the PLF or the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program.

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A Brief History of The Other Bar


Don Muccigrosso was involved in a Lawyers Helping Lawyers Group in New York and the International Lawyers Of Alcoholics Anonymous prior to moving to Portland in early 1981.


He immediately formed a Lawyers Helping Lawyers Group by bringing together all of the recovered alcoholic lawyers he could find. The Portland members of the group began holding a weekly Lawyers Only meeting at noon at Wilf's restaurant in Union Station. They called their meeting The Other Bar. The group grew as they reached out to other lawyers who were suffering from alcoholism and addiction.


In 1982, Don intervened upon a number of the more obvious candidates for assistance from the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Group. The class of '82 included well known, successful and well liked lawyers in the Portland metropolitan area.


That same year, Don applied to become a member of the Oregon State Bar. On his application, he stated that he was a recovered alcoholic. That was a courageous demonstration of honesty because of the great stigma attached.

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If you are or know a lawyer, judge or law student who needs help with alcoholism and/or addiction, please call us at 503-221-1425.

If you are a recovered lawyer, judge or law student and you want to connect with other recovered legal professionals or serve those who still suffer, please contact us.

We respect and preserve the anonymity of our members and those who reach out to us.

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