Members of the legal academy and their students, legal leaders, and others who train and seek to develop lawyers should take note. Empathy plays a critical role in the health and well-being of law students and lawyers and in the experience of clients. The practice of empathic communication acknowledges and honors emotions and feelings in […]
Statistics, Stigma, and Sanism: A Public Health Warning About the “Perfect Storm” Heading Toward America’s Legal Profession
Is the bar nearly broken? Recently released findings from the most robust research study to date of the behavioral health of nearly thirteen thousand lawyers from nineteen states show some very disturbing facts about the American legal profession. Called for in 1990, and therefore long overdue, this empirical study conducted by the ABA and the […]
Marital separation, which can include divorce, correlates with pain and suffering. Easily characterized as one of life’s most stressful experiences, marital separation puts people at risk for poor outcomes in their mental and physical health. Expressive writing, according to the authors of the study reported in this post, has a “strong record for improving […]
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