We might not be able to change how stress-filled the pratice is, but we can do alot about how to handle it. Read the article
Law Practice Anxiety: Do You White-knuckle it Through Your Day?
Above the Law Survey Update: Shiny Happy Lawyers
A survey conducted by the website Above the Law notes that while lawyers have higher than average rates of depression, many lawyers note moral at firms as a 6.8 out of 10. How come? Read the article
The Austrailan Lawyers Weekly explores why attorneys stay or leave firms. The reasons why are on target for U.S. lawyer too. Read the article
No Jerks: Some Firms Argue that Collegiality Pays
From The ABA Journal, Becky Beaupre Gillespie writes that research suggests that people who consistently demean colleagues significantly reduce overall performance. Read the Story
It Gets Worse: Organization Underestimated Law School Debt
From The National Law Journal, Karen Sloan writes that the cost of going to law school for this Fall’s first year class will total $210,796 by the time they get their diploma three years later. Read the Story
Raw Nerves: Lawyers and Depression
Good article from The State Bar of Montana Journal. Read the Story
Why Do Lawyers Get Depressed?
A good discussion of the work of Martin Seligman, Ph.D. who has studied the connection between lawyer pessimism and depression. Read the Story.
80-Hour Weeks, Key to Lost Productivity and Living for Lawyers
Great blog, as usual, from the website Leaving the Law. What lawyer can’t relate to working too many hours? Read the Blog.
Solo Sanity: How to Control the Anxiety
From The Legal Talk Network, listen to this great interview with experts about the chronic stress of solo practice lawyers and what they can do to deal with it effectively. Listen to it Now.
How Money Saps Lawyers’ Creativity
All lawyers think about money and its impact on their lives. Read this great piece from the blog Leaving the Law on how it affects their creativity. Read the blog