Bloomberg Law
March 3, 2022, 10:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Attorney Well-Being Declines, With Burnout on the Rise

Karen Miller-Kuwana
Karen Miller-Kuwana
Legal Analyst
Linda Ouyang
Linda Ouyang
Research and Data Analyst

For the first time, attorneys surveyed in Bloomberg Law’s Attorney Workload and Hours survey reported experiencing burnout in their job more than half the time, and an increased number of respondents reported that their overall well-being had declined.

The latest version of the quarterly survey asked 614 in-house and law firm attorneys about their job satisfaction, workload, well-being, job status, and work culture in fourth-quarter 2021.

Results revealed that while job satisfaction overall remains relatively unchanged from the third quarter, attorneys grappled with an increase in burnout and a decline in well-being. Attorneys who reported that their well-being worsened in ...

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