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 […]
Lawyers, judges, and legal leaders, is the legal profession an “ethical sinkhole”? Applying the discussion offered below about far-reaching findings from a recent first of its kind empirical research study to the legal realm, the word “yes” easily answers the question.
Numerous legal publications, academic commentaries, and reports from lawyer assistance programs document that […]
Feedback, accurate and painful negative information about our knowledge, skills, and behavior, regularly confronts us. For lawyers, this information can come from clients, judges, staff, partners, colleagues, and others. Our health, careers, and even life can depend on acknowledging and accepting negative feedback and acting accordingly. We either accept or dismiss such relevant information […]
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