Law Society offers professional helpline

The UK Law Society is now offering solicitors professional help by email and fax.

From the Law Society announcement:

The Law Society helplines provide advice, support and access to pastoral care for solicitors. Some of these helplines can also be contacted online, by e-mail and by fax. Go to the websites for further information.

Law Society helplines
Pastoral Care Helpline - 020 7320 5795 - new service launched in June 2008
Do you need help with personal, financial, professional or employment problems? If you don't know where to turn for help, call us and we will refer you to the most suitable helpline for your circumstances. Lines are open from 0900 to 1700, Monday to Friday.

Practice advice service - 0870 606 2522

Help with issues of legal practice, policy and procedure from our team of experienced solicitors. We can also assist with questions about the anti-money laundering regulations. Lines are open from 0900 to 1700, Monday to Friday.

Library - 0870 606 2511

Assistance with all your legal information enquiries - free to members. We can also supply copies of published material by e-mail for a modest charge. Lines are open from 0900 to 1800, Monday to Thursday, Friday 0900 to 1700.

JLD Helpline - 08000 856 131

Freephone helpline for junior lawyers who need to talk to someone about a problem. Lines are open 09:00 to 21:00, Monday to Friday.

Maternity and Paternity Helpline - 0870 043 4844

Advice for solicitors, men as well as women, on their rights in relation to childcare issues.

Thanks to the Law Society for this professional guidance.

Other helplines
Ethics helpline - 0870 606 2577

The Solicitors Regulation Authority provides the Professional Ethics helpline for solicitors. Lines are open from 09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday.

Lawcare - 0800 279 6888

Support on stress, depression, addiction and other health problems. Lines are open from 09:00 to 19:30 weekdays and 10:00 to 16:00 on weekends and bank holidays.

Solicitors' Assistance Scheme - 020 7117 8811

Confidential legal advice on professional and personal difficulties.