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ABA’s Focus on Lawyers’ Well-Being Is ‘Right Thing to Do’ (Corrected)

May 1, 2018, 6:25 PMUpdated: May 3, 2018, 5:08 PM

The American Bar Association is on a mission to give the legal industry a new focus: improving the well-being of lawyers, because members of the profession report alarmingly high rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Over 60 law firm leaders, senior risk managers and executives from malpractice carriers gathered April 25 to take stock of the current state of lawyer well-being in law firms and brainstorm on how firm culture can be improved. The workshop, attendance at which was limited to 75 top-level law firm, insurance, and risk management professionals, was held before the ABA officially kicked off its ...