35 ABA Journal Mental Health articles.
A Virginia lawyer’s license to practice law has been revoked after former clients testified that he left them in the lurch while his license was suspended earlier this year.
Jun 1, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
Mental health workers say lawyers are more anxious, stressed, depressed and burned out than ever, which was already a lot. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, may have lessened the stigma around attorneys seeking mental health services.
May 26, 2021 9:15 AM CDT
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
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
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
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
Cases such as Quintonio LeGrier’s have prompted demands around the country to reform how police respond to people in mental health crises, a movement that advocates believe can help avert such deadly confrontations.
Apr 1, 2021 4:00 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
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
A lawyer who advanced stolen election claims on behalf of former President Donald Trump is asking an “Army of Patriots” to investigate the State Bar of Georgia’s disciplinary board.
Feb 17, 2021 10:35 AM CST
The State Bar of Georgia has asked lawyer L. Lin Wood Jr., a supporter of former President Donald Trump, to take a mental health examination after he got kicked off a defamation case for “surprising incompetence” in election litigation.
Feb 1, 2021 11:31 AM CST
More than a thousand people have recorded their acts of kindness to honor a second-year Harvard Law School student who lost his battle with depression on New Year’s Eve.
Jan 11, 2021 2:43 PM CST
Former Trump campaign adviser sues over FBI surveillance
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for…
Dec 1, 2020 4:48 PM CST
Midlevel associates waxed philosophical, critiqued office food and decor, and discussed burnout in verbatim comments collected in an American Lawyer survey.
Sep 3, 2020 1:03 PM CDT
A federal judge has chastised the Kentucky “Bar Bureaucracy” for its treatment of a bar applicant diagnosed with bipolar disorder, even as he tossed her lawsuit alleging violations of disability law and the equal protection clause.
Sep 1, 2020 2:36 PM CDT
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