Several general counsel and other in-house leaders are pushing back on attorneys’ allegations that corporate law departments may play a larger role in the industry’s mental health crisis than they may be willing to admit or even examine.

The response follows the most recent piece in’s “Minds Over Matters” yearlong series: an article titled “Constantly on Call” that states that “client demands for fast turnaround times, even on non-urgent matters, can leave outside counsel in constant crisis mode” and that “many lawyers said legal department leaders often don’t think about the impact they’re having on outside counsel’s mental health, or they don’t care—clients pay a high rate for quick responses on all matters.”