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Following a ground-breaking study two years ago, we know that the mental health and substance abuse problems are higher in the legal profession than elsewhere. In this Instant Insights, we take a close look at the severity of the issue in Big Law and what firms are doing to address it.

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Bruce Wickersham, a partner in DLA Piper’s Boston office, was found dead late last month in what authorities called an apparent suicide.

Wickersham’s body was discovered on Monday, Aug. 27 around 6:45 p.m., submerged near two boats at the Moby Dick Marina in Fairhaven, a town in Bristol County on the southern coast of Massachusetts.

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