Building a Sustainable Legal Practice
A recent study found that 1 in 5 lawyers had problematic drinking habits and 1 in 4 reported high levels of depression. Stress-induced lawyering may be harming your health, well-being, and career.
The impact of stress on legal professionals is not just an issue for individuals — the justice system and clients also suffer when lawyers are under too much pressure. Missed deadlines, waived rights, and misplaced trusts funds are all dangers that are exacerbated when a professional is also wrestling with personal well-being. Lawyers need to take care of themselves, not just for their health but also for their clients, colleagues, friends, and family.
Building a sustainable legal practice, one that adapts to stressful demands and can handle long term challenges, does not happen overnight. Lawyers need to create processes, communities, and communication strategies that bolster healthy outcomes.
Join Clio’s Lawyer-in-Residence, Joshua Lenon, as he explores professional well-being with Jeena Cho, attorney and author of The Anxious Lawyer.
In this webinar, we’ll explore:
- The current state of well-being in the legal profession
- Warning signs that can help lawyers monitor their risk levels
- Strategies for handling the stress inherent in the practice of law
- Tools and resources available to lawyers to help with stress reduction
Jeena Cho, Attorney and Author of The Anxious Lawyer
Joshua Lenon, Lawyer in Residence, Clio