Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2021, 10:53 AM

ANALYSIS: Survey Data Exposes Roots of Attorney Dissatisfaction

Linda Ouyang
Linda Ouyang
Research and Data Analyst

Long hours, burnout, and compounding stress from the Covid-19 pandemic may all have a hand in low job satisfaction among attorneys, according to results released this month from Bloomberg Law’s Attorney Workload and Hours Survey.

The results of the survey of 1,554 law firm and in-house attorneys show defining differences between the 6% of respondents reporting the lowest job satisfaction scores (0 to 2 on a 0–10 scale) and the majority (59%), who rate their job satisfaction in the 7-to-10 range.

Overworked and Burnt Out

Unsatisfied attorneys are working longer hours than satisfied ones. In-house attorneys with the lowest ...

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