Promoting Joy In The Justice System

Helping lawyers facing substance abuse and mental health battles through:

“We are sure that God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free.” 



Building a network of attorneys around our state that get together to serve others.


Reducing stigma around addiction and mental health issues in the legal profession.


Building a network of attorneys around our state that are intentional about getting together to enjoy fun, sober activities.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” 

– John Wesley

Our Why

Lawyers are at a significantly higher risk of depression, substance abuse, and other mental health issues than are members of other professions. There is a national movement to promote systemic change in the legal profession in regards to lawyer well-being.

In addition to the research showing the alarming need for change in the legal profession, Ed experienced firsthand how his addiction to alcohol almost killed him. Despite his 28 year heavy drinking career, Ed considered himself pretty healthy – running 3 marathons and completing a 200 hr yoga teacher training. 

It wasn’t until he ended up in the emergency room after almost bleeding to death that he started to understand the negative impact his drinking was having on his physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. After immersing himself in his recovery, he has discovered a joy, peace, and freedom that he did not know was possible.

He has started to share his experience, strength, and hope with others and believes he has been called by God to use his personal and professional experience to help others through Joyful Justice.


Donate to Joyful Justice to help us empower lawyers to live happy, sober lives.

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