Bloomberg Law
June 6, 2022, 8:19 PM

Attorneys’ Mental Health Linked to Employers’ Values, Study Says

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

Lawyers who believe their employers value financial performance and productivity above everything else are linked to lower mental health and well-being evaluations, according to a study of nearly 2,000 attorneys.

The study, conducted in collaboration with the California Lawyers Association and the D.C. Bar, was published June 3 in a journal called Behavioral Sciences. The survey on lawyer well-being included information from 1,959 participants from a random sample of attorneys.

The study separated participants into three groups based on what they thought their employers valued about them.

Those respondents who felt valued for their professionalism and skills achieved the highest ...

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