93 ABA Journal Mental Health articles.
Older federal appeals judges are more likely to rely on “cognitive shortcuts” in their opinions than their younger counterparts, according to a study presented at a political science conference earlier this month.
Sep 26, 2023 9:41 AM CDT
While family separations have long been the norm when treating babies born dependent on substances, recent research suggests allowing a mother to stay with and care for her infant significantly improves their health outcomes.
Sep 7, 2023 11:06 AM CDT
Yale University has settled a federal lawsuit with a student group alleging that the school discriminated against students with mental health issues and pressured them to withdraw from classes.
Aug 29, 2023 11:32 AM CDT
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Aug 23, 2023 8:11 AM CDT
BigLaw attorneys cite unreasonable or excessive demands from clients as a primary reason for their stress and anxiety, according to a survey by the American Lawyer on mental health in the legal profession.
Aug 21, 2023 9:12 AM CDT
Whether it was the idea that stress was just part of the job or that taking time out for your wellness was a sign of weakness, the legal industry has not always made mental well-being a priority. Some law firms are trying to change that.
Aug 16, 2023 10:14 AM CDT
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco should narrow the state-created danger doctrine, according to four judges who dissented when the appeals court refused to grant an en banc rehearing in a lawsuit over a mother’s drowning of her 10-month-old twins.
Aug 3, 2023 10:30 AM CDT
Forty-seven percent of class of 2019 law graduates are “extremely satisfied” with their current job, up from 42% of class of 2018 graduates who were surveyed a year ago, according to a new report by the National Association for Law Placement and the NALP Foundation.
Jul 20, 2023 8:34 AM CDT
“Don’t let it happen again.” When I heard the statement, my body melted into my chair as I sat staring toward the screen in our Zoom meeting. Shock spread through my body for several moments—no words came. I was petrified and let waves of shame and disbelief flow through my body.
Jun 12, 2023 11:30 AM CDT
Despite increasing focus on mental health and well-being in the legal profession, lawyers are reportedly dealing with more stress, anxiety and depression, according to the 2023 ALM and Law.com Compass Mental Health Survey of the Legal Profession.
May 19, 2023 9:08 AM CDT
We must remind our students constantly that seeking help is a sign of strength that will not be held against them in school, when applying for admission to the bar or when applying for employment.
May 17, 2023 1:31 PM CDT
"Chicken?" Why not? I would like to talk about a subject many of us in the legal profession are afraid to discuss: fear. As lawyers, our work can be stressful, leaving us gripped with fear. This must be a relevant issue, as with my glance at a thesaurus, I note that there are at least three synonyms for fear beginning with the just letter “a” alone—namely “anxiety,” “alarm” and “angst.”
May 15, 2023 9:00 AM CDT
California is embarking on a new "CARE Court" program that will help people with psychotic disorders get comprehensive mental health treatment.
Apr 28, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
A majority of solo lawyers want flexibility to set their hours, but working irregular and extended hours could come at the expense of their mental health, according to Clio’s 2023 Legal Trends for Solo Law Firms report.
Apr 24, 2023 8:39 AM CDT
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein announced Tuesday that he will miss a special oral argument session April 26 because he is getting mental health treatment.
Apr 19, 2023 9:17 AM CDT
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