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Headline: About one-fifth of lawyers and staffers considered suicide at some point in their careers, new survey says

Question: has this been you or people you've known?

Anxiety, depression and isolation remain at concerning levels, despite a slight decrease in the percentages since the survey last year.

The Mental Health Survey by Law.com and ALM Intelligence found that 67% of the respondents reported anxiety, 35% reported depression and 44% reported isolation, according to an article by Law.com.

The percentage of respondents who contemplated suicide at some point in their professional careers was 19%, the article reports.

About 74% of the respondents thought that their work environment contributed to their mental health issues. When asked about the factors that had a negative impact on mental health, top concerns were always being on call (72%), billable hour pressure (59%), client demands (57%), lack of sleep (55%) and lean staffing (49.5%).

The survey asked about the impact of remote work for the first time. About 59% said remote work increased their quality of life; about 62% said it increased the quality of home-based relationships; about 54% said it led to an increase in their billable hours; and 50% said it improved personal finances. But 76% said remote work hurt the quality of interpersonal relationships with colleagues.

About 36% of respondents were associates, about 23% were equity partners, and about 17% were nonequity partners. The rest were other timekeepers and staff members.

Posted: 05/13/2022 at 10:52AM


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