LCL was formed as a result of recommendations made by a Law Society
of Saskatchewan steering committee (the Committee on Alcoholism),
composed of Richard Hornung, Q.C., Ted Priel and G.P. Sommervill,
on May 22, 1986 and January 27, 1987. The recommendations of the
Committee on Alcoholism included:
that the Law Society of Saskatchewan support the establishment
of LCL, patterned on a similar organization in Minnesota;
that LCL be completely autonomous from the Law Society of Saskatchewan;
that the mandate of LCL include counseling and treatment not
only for alcoholism and drug addiction, but also for personal,
family and stress-related problems;
that all referrals be voluntary; and
absolute and strict confidentiality be fundamental to LCL.
Homewood Human Solutions was retained to manage LCL's program and remains LCL's referrals coordinator and administrator for professional counseling services.
to Access the Program
Client contacts are made directly to Homewood Human Solutions 24 hours per day, 7 days
per week for immediate confidential assistance. Clients are generally
provided up to five (5) free consultations, unless otherwise approved
by LCL’s Board of directors. For more information about
contacting LCL, click here.
Homewood Human Solutions maintains confidential records, reports to the Board by reference
only to client numbers and is careful not to reveal any details
that might inadvertently identify a specific client. For more
information about confidentiality, click
Funding of LCL is by means of a direct levy on Law Society of
Saskatchewan members which is collected by the Law Society of
Saskatchewan and directed to LCL. There is no requirement that
LCL account or report to the Law Society of Saskatchewan.