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.