Bloomberg Law
March 18, 2022, 5:30 PM

Is Lawyer Misery Over-Hyped? A New Study Suggests It Is.

Vivia Chen
Vivia Chen

If there’s ever a time for lawyers to go over the deep end, this might be the moment. Stressed, isolated, and overworked throughout the pandemic, lawyers are now facing the uncertainties of going back to the office. And looming in our collective consciousness is the prospect of a world at war.

Certainly, there’s no shortage of reports that lawyers’ mental health is in jeopardy. Recently, Bloomberg Law’s Attorney Workload and Hours survey reported that lawyers experienced burnout in their job more than half the time during the fourth quarter of 2021. But even before the pandemic, lawyers’ well-being has been ...

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