Bloomberg Law
July 1, 2020, 4:00 PM

ANALYSIS: Legal Tech Could Aid Lawyer Well-Being

Meg McEvoy
Meg McEvoy
Legal Analyst
Jacquelyn Palmer
Jacquelyn Palmer
Research and Data Analyst

The results of Bloomberg Law’s 2020 Legal Operations Survey show that lawyers rate legal technology highly as an efficiency tool. But our survey shows that legal tech also has potential to move the needle on attorney well-being.

Attorneys have some of the highest rates of alcoholism and depression in the U.S. workforce. A 2016 study, conducted by an ABA commission and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation of nearly 13,000 attorneys found that 21% screened positive for problem drinking, higher than rates found by previous studies conducted for other professions (such as health care, management, and construction) and almost double the ...

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