Effective March 1, 2006, you and your family will have immediate access
to trained counselors for face-to-face help with family problems, stress,
depression, anxiety, personal cash management difficulties, elder care
challenges, assessment of drug/alcohol dependence, and any other issues
impairing your work or personal lives.
You may access the services by calling:
Salt Lake City 801-262-9619
Brigham City 435-752-3241
All Others 1-800-926-9619
or by web at : www.blomquisthale.com
All counseling services are free of charge to lawyers on active status
and their eligible dependants. There are no co-pays or deductibles.
The Bar pays a set fee each month to cover the cost of all services.
We are offering these additional services because we believe that dealing
effectively with personal problems is one of the best ways to prevent
ethical violations, reduce disciplinary actions and to protect the public.
The Bar has also negotiated a special arrangement with
Blomquist Hale which may allow lawyers to purchase a staff assistance
program for their non-attorney staff members at a discounted rate. To
obtain more information about offering a staff assistance program contact
Blomquist Hale at 1-800-926-9619.
Key elements of the Blomquist Hale services include:
- There is no set limit on the number of sessions provided through
the program. Most problems are addressed in just a few sessions over
a couple of months. However, some types of problems are not appropriately
treated by short-term therapy and are referred to appropriate community
- The services are available 24/7 to help with crisis and emergency
situations. They will also conduct critical incident stress debriefings
- In some of their offices, Blomquist Hale also offers free multi-week
groups that focus on relationship skills, parenting, and personal
- All services are confidential. Blomquist Hale strictly adheres
to all professional, state and federal confidentiality guidelines.
Blomquist Hale will not disclose any personally identifiable information
to the Utah State Bar unless a client requests that information be
- You or you family members may access the services by calling Blomquist
Hale and scheduling an appointment. No paperwork or approval is needed.
- Blomquist Hale is not an insurance program. It may refer clients
to outside resources, but does not cover the cost of referred services.