Begin with the unique stressors of long hours, soaring law school debt, a highly competitive job market, client demands and expectations (and Court-Mandated treatment for mental health), lack of work-life balance, changing legal paradigms, and the "modern law firm" technology learning curve. Add to that list the most recent changes and adaptations associated with the Coronavirus where small and large firms have had to address the evolving needs of both hard and the soft skills of legal professionals. It is no wonder that the ALM survey released in March of this year, found that 31.2% of the more than 3,800 respondents feel they are depressed, 64% feel they have anxiety, 10.1 % feel they have an alcohol problem and 2.8% feel they have a drug problem. Lawyers and law firms poised for keeping a competitive edge recognize the value in and necessity of incorporating a mental health professional to meet the needs of the individual attorney, the group practice, and the client toward optimal career satisfaction, productivity and profitability. Learn how to incorporate this professional resource, because it is no longer an option not to.
Credits: 0 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 1 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Pamela Rak, DCSW, LCSW, PC
Program Expires: 11/1/2022