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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, LLP, Jackson Lewis P.C., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Reed Smith LLP, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Lyra Health, and CNA Insurance for helping put this together.
Mike Kasdan, Joseph Milowic III, James Keshavarz, Tracy Kepler, Amanda Branting, Gavin Alexander, Mark S. Goldstein