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Minds Over Matters: An Examination of Mental Health in the Legal Profession 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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3M headquarters in Maplewood, Minn. Photo: Shutterstock. 3M headquarters in Maplewood, Minn. Photo: Shutterstock.
When it comes to combating substance abuse and other mental health issues in the legal profession, 3M Co. is once again taking the lead on the in-house front.

Less than a year after the corporate legal department at 3M became the first in-house team to sign onto the American Bar Association’s mental health initiative, it has now incorporated the issue into its requests for proposals process. The applied science consumer products company asks law firms if they have signed the pledge and what specific action they have taken to promote well-being among the lawyers and other legal professionals in their firms.

It’s been nearly a year since the ABA unveiled the seven-point framework it hoped all legal employers would embrace by the start of 2019. Although dozens of law firms and law schools have done so, 3M is one of only five in-house departments to make the commitment. The other four are Barclays, Cummins Inc., U.S. Bank and VMware Inc., according to the online list of pledge signatories.

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Kristen Rasmussen

Kristen Rasmussen is an Atlanta-based reporter who covers corporate law departments and in-house attorneys.

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