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Minds Over Matters: An Examination of Mental Health in the Legal Profession

Law.com has embarked on a yearlong investigation into mental health across every sector of the legal profession. Over the course of 12 months, we will aim to shine a light on mental health, addiction, stress and well-being; destigmatize the issue; and identify methods to effectuate change.

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Leigh Jones, left, and Gina Passarella.

The legal profession has higher rates of mental illness, addiction and suicide than most other professions, with no facet of the industry left unaffected. Historically, lawyers and others in the profession have not openly discussed mental health challenges, and resources for those impacted have not been readily available. Institutions have been left without ideas on how to improve their work environment—or worse, without the motivation to do so.

Gina Passarella Cipriani

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM's global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

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Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones is editor-in-chief of Law.com and senior editor, culture desk, ALM Global Newsroom

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