How to Improve Attorney Well-Being for Big Law Attorneys

David Schnurman | October 13, 2022

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Not surprisingly a majority of attorneys in a 2020 ABA survey said they work long hours. It also showed that women attorneys were more likely than men to experience stress, anxiety, and depression. 

On a positive note, in a 2021 ABA Legal Tech Report Survey, a majority of attorneys said that their firm is supportive of their mental health needs. Including supporting them as a parent and the ability for the attorney to take adequate breaks and make time for themself. 

However, as shared in a recent Business Insider article (link in comments), when it comes to Big Law the challenges of mental health are multiplied as many lawyers are expected to work 15-hour days and there are cultural and structural barriers for lawyers seeking help. 

That is why Lawline is hosting a Virtual CLE Event on November 18th titled Well-Being in Big Law.  (Link in comments)

Thanks to our faculty at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLPJackson Lewis P.C.Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPReed Smith LLPWiggin and Dana LLPLyra Health, and CNA Insurance for helping put this together.

Mike KasdanJoseph Milowic IIIJames KeshavarzTracy KeplerAmanda BrantingGavin AlexanderMark S. Goldstein


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Written by David Schnurman

David Schnurman is the CEO of Lawline, the leading provider of online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the country. The company recently celebrated over 130,000 attorneys on its website with over 2,000,000 courses completed.


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