What Support Does the Program Provide?
Members of the legal community notify the program administrator by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org when they learn of some tragedy or dire circumstance occurring to someone in the legal community. Working with that member and close friends of the family, a determination can then be made as to what would be the most appropriate expression of support and concern. That can range from simply sending the family a card signed by recognized local and state leaders to providing the family with meals, needed support, assistance with grocery shopping or child care, or whatever the situation might warrant.
Each member provides an e-mail address that is added to the SOLACE network. When a request comes in for help, a group e-mail goes out to every member. Members read the e-mail and decide if they, or a member of their network of family and friends, can help and in what way. There is never any pressure to offer assistance—this is a purely voluntary organization.