How to Be Productive When You’re a Depressed Lawyer

A depressed lawyer still needs to get things done, and there are ways to do it. Depression affects the legal profession and lawyers particularly hard, a significant number of whom suffer from alcohol or mental health issues. If you or someone you know needs help, reach out for it.

“Getting things done when you are depressed is tough. You have difficulty getting going in the morning. Your concentration is less than optimal. You may feel worn-out or be sleep-deprived. Your motivation is low. Does this sound familiar? If you’re struggling with these symptoms, you’re not alone. A 2016 study of nearly 13,000 currently practicing lawyers from 19 states found that approximately 28 percent struggle with some form of depression. This rate is several times higher than for the general population. (more…)

5 Early Warning Signs To Quit Your Job

Early warning signs to quit your job may be so subtle that you miss them. This is especially true if you have drifted into job complacency. As an in-house attorney, you need to remain vigilant…

10 Tricky Interview Questions – Crib Sheet

10 tricky interview questions you want to avoid, but may have to address. As the scouts say, always be prepared. Don’t forget to do your research and prepare for your interview! “We’ve all been there—pleased…