939 ABA Journal Lawyer Wellness articles.
As the legal profession ages, dementia becomes an increasing concern
The legal profession may struggle to identify lawyers experiencing cognitive decline, partly because those who are struggling are good at hiding their problem.
May 12, 2021 3:35 PM CDT
More female than male lawyers are engaging in risky drinking, new study finds
A study of 2,863 attorneys compiled during the pandemic found that depression symptoms, anxiety and stress were higher among female respondents, and a larger percentage of women than men were and engaging in risky or hazardous drinking.
May 12, 2021 1:00 PM CDT
DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man
DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…
May 7, 2021 4:12 PM CDT
May 3, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
BigLaw firm mostly goes meeting-free this week to address fatigue
Dentons banned most meetings this week for lawyers and business professionals to make it easier to catch up on large projects or to take time off.
Apr 28, 2021 2:42 PM CDT
Lawyer for accused US Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ is less offensive
A lawyer for accused U.S. Capitol rioter Richard “Bigo” Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, has said his client didn’t use…
Apr 27, 2021 4:28 PM CDT
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA initiated one of the largest national surveys of its members, seeking to understand both how they had been affected and how they expected their practice to evolve in the future.
Apr 26, 2021 8:00 AM CDT
A BigLaw partner’s journey through clinical depression
Back in the day, I ran with the big dogs in BigLaw. Now, after suffering with clinical depression for more than 20 years and surviving a suicide attempt, I am happier than ever in the legal profession. My mental health journey is a cautionary tale, but one with a message of hope.
Apr 23, 2021 12:02 PM CDT
Apr 5, 2021 10:17 AM CDT
Top tips for lawyers who struggle with self-compassion to develop inner strength
There are three levels of positive responses to suffering. The first, sympathy, is merely the mental recognition that suffering is present. The second, empathy, includes an emotional component, with the effect that we feel for the person who is suffering. The third, compassion, includes the desire or motivation to do something about that person’s suffering.
Apr 1, 2021 9:08 AM CDT
“Having a strong mindfulness practice as a foundation has helped me get through these difficulties,” writes lawyer and author Jeena Cho. “This isn’t to suggest that mindfulness has somehow shielded me from experiencing grief or trauma. What it has allowed is a way for me to process it so that the grief isn’t the only experience my mind is paying attention to.”
Apr 1, 2021 2:30 AM CDT
Mar 22, 2021 9:02 AM CDT
Mar 18, 2021 9:32 AM CDT
Judge trims claims by ex-Morrison & Foerster lawyers
A magistrate judge is allowing two former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster to pursue punitive damages in their suit claiming that the…
Mar 15, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
How law firms reacted to racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic
Nearly three-fourths of surveyed law firms launched new programs to address racial injustice after Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the death of George Floyd last year, according to a new study.
Mar 2, 2021 11:32 AM CST
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