Lawyer Well-Being Is In Decline, Survey Reports

Lawyer Well-Being Is In Decline

“Nearly half of lawyers responding to a Bloomberg Law survey said their well-being declined over the first quarter of this year—and the problem was even worse for junior lawyers. Two-thirds of junior and midlevel attorneys reported a decline in well-being, while only 41% of senior associates reported such a decline, according to the second Attorney Workload & Hours Survey, conducted in April and May by Bloomberg Law. The publication has a report on the quarterly results here. Bloomberg surveyed lawyers who work at law firms and in-house legal departments who were on its contact lists and received responses from 614 people. Lawyers whose well-being declined reported personal issues at higher rates than those whose well-being improved. Those with worsening well-being reported issues in personal relationships, physical health issues and depression twice as often. And four-fifths of those whose well-being worsened reported disrupted sleep and anxiety.”

Read: Survey finds decline in lawyer well-being, particularly for early-career respondents at ABA Journal – Daily News

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