Following a ground-breaking study two years ago, we know that the mental health and substance abuse problems are higher in the legal profession than elsewhere. In this Instant Insights, we take a close look at the severity of the issue in Big Law and what firms are doing to address it.
Patrick Krill | September 14, 2018
ALM Intelligence's survey of Am Law 200 firm leaders about their attitudes and actions regarding addiction and mental health challenges reveals much work remains to be done to deal with the problem.
Scott Flaherty | October 24, 2018
What role do clients play in putting undue pressure on partners, who then pass it on to associates?
A Baker Hostetler lawyer discusses her depression, and Latham & Watkins' COO talks about what her firm is doing to dispel the stigma of mental health challenges.
Dan Packel | September 10, 2018
A dozen major law firms have already signed on to a seven-point pledge that the ABA hopes the whole industry will embrace.
Erin Hichman | October 11, 2018
While law firm staff are a part of the same “toxic” environment as attorneys, mental health and substance abuse support and resources available to them are not.
Patrick Krill | September 24, 2018
The challenge for firm management is to increase lawyers' and support staff's comfort with seeking help.
Patrick Krill | October 01, 2018
Stress is a common experience for lawyers, and if the go-to solution for coping with it is drinking or using drugs, they are setting themselves up for trouble.
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