As firms grapple with high rates of attorney addiction, depression and suicide, many lawyers say in-house departments aren’t yet examining their own crucial role in improving the profession’s mental health culture.
Client demands for fast turnaround times, even on non-urgent matters, can leave outside counsel in constant crisis mode. That stress can lead to frayed relationships and mental health issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety, which firm lawyers are more likely to experience than corporate in-house counsel.
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