Vol 54 No 11

Acknowledging Lawyer Well-Being: Let’s Talk

One must be a healthy lawyer in order to be a good lawyer. I do not mean just physical health but also mental health. Lamentably, our profession has significant shortcomings when it comes to mental health and well-being. Numerous studies have shown over and over again that too many lawyers experience high levels of depression, chronic stress and substance abuse. These findings are not sustainable for our profession. For a profession dedicated to client service and responsible for the public interest, well-being is of paramount importance.

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