Lawyer assistance programs for depression and substance abuse are reporting that laid-off attorneys, struggling solo practitioners, third-year law students without jobs lined up and others have been reaching out for help more than ever before. Lawyers with pre-existing problems are being pushed over the edge by the added stress of the slow economy, they said. The pressure was underscored by the apparent suicide on Thursday of Kilpatrick Stockton attorney Mark Levy, who reportedly had been laid off from the firm.
Depression Among Attorneys Rises as Economy Sinks
The National Law Journal
May 5, 2009