Attorney Well Being Committee

This Committee works to enhance the understanding of issues associated with attorney well being through education and other awareness activities. The Committee also explores programs, accumulates data and provides analysis to enhance attorney well being.

Chair
Tennessee Dept of Treasury
502 Deadrick St FL13 l Andrew Jackson Bldg
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)741-7902
Immediate Past Chair
STR, Inc.
735 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615)824-8664

Free Mental Health Screening for Law Students

It’s #MentalHealthDay, and Screening for Mental Health has partnered with the Dave Nee Foundation to provide free mental health screenings for law students. Last year, 72 percent of law students who took the screening scored positive for symptoms consistent with depression. The 3-5 min survey, shared by the ABA For Law Students, is available for a few weeks. 

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Law School Debt, Anxiety Rising

Almost 70 percent of law students borrowing a hefty amount expect to graduate owing more than $120,000 in student loans, an amount that is up from 2011. A survey of 80 campuses in the annual Law School Survey of Student Engagement found that the increasing debt levels are contributing to increased stress and anxiety for law students. The survey also suggests, according to The National Law Journal (sub. req.), that minority students and those with lower LSAT scores are paying more than their white and Asian classmates and those with higher LSAT scores.

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