This week Legal Speak focuses on substance abuse and mental health problems plaguing the legal profession. We know from a 2016 breakthrough study that lawyers suffer from alcoholism, depression and anxiety at rates higher than in other professions.
In our latest episode you’ll hear from Steven Wall, managing partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, about his battle with alcoholism, the problems unique to the profession driving the high rates, and the help available for lawyers.
Wall speaks with Law.com columnist Patrick Krill, founder of Krill Strategies, which works with law firms to address and help solve substance abuse and mental health problems among lawyers. Krill was the lead author of the 2016 seminal study, sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association.