Law firms have found that they can’t ignore the ongoing mental health crisis in the profession, particularly as it has an increasing impact on retention rates. But an end-of-the-year uptick in stressors serves as a reminder that there’s more to be done.

An ALM Intelligence survey shows that more than 30% of responding lawyers have felt depression since 2019. More than half of the same respondents reported that not being able to disconnect, pressure from billable hours, lack of sleep and client demands all contributed to a negative mental state.