TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jul 21, 2021

In a recent article for Reuters, Chicago attorney Ed Shapiro suggests several ways law firms can promote professional development, while simultaneously supporting the mental health of attorneys. Shapiro emphasizes the importance of mentor groups within law firms “that advance professional development while creating safe spaces within which attorneys can share their struggles and get the support they need.” He acknowledges that, while the legal profession as a whole might have thrived during the pandemic, some attorneys may feel as though they didn’t “crush it” during quarantine and that they could’ve done more. It’s important, he says, for those attorneys to know they’re not alone and to offer them a space in which they can be vulnerable. Read the full article here.