Essential Guide: How to manage lawyer's mental health?
Mental health is a relevant factor affecting the professional life of lawyers. A manager or director of a law firm has to know how to analyse the motivation and health of his or her colleagues. The mood of any employee can seriously affect his or her work performance, which may not affect individual...
Editor - 01 October 2021
Life in the Law
--- UK lawyer support charity LawCare has just published research into lawyer wellbeing during the pandemic. It is detailed and thoroughly practical    On 28th September 2021 the UK legal mental health charity LawCare released findings of its research study ‘Life in the Law’...
Angus Lyon - 28 September 2021
Mindfulness, Meditation and the legal profession
--- Practical tips and an argument for, incorporating mindfulness and meditation into the daily practice of law—for both the individual, and the profession The practice of law—be it compliance, transactional or litigation oriented—is uniquely stressful. The demands of partners an...
Jeffrey H. Bunn - 06 September 2021
Lack of motivation? 4 tips to motivate you at work
--- Lack of motivation at work is an aspect that can reduce work productivity, so it is important to follow some tips Have you lost motivation in your work? Many lawyers find themselves stuck in their day-to-day professional life not because of a lack of desire or qualities, but because of a lack...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 01 June 2021
How to deal with burnout at work
--- Aspects such as learning to enjoy work, helping other colleagues, or doing extra-work activities can help to avoid burnout in employees Burnout is a disease that affects everyone equally and is present in all sectors. Professional women suffer greatly from burnout and, according to a study con...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 29 May 2021
Has anyone wondered what state the mental health of lawyers is in?
--- The pandemic has affected all professions and law firms have had to change the way they work, taking into account some solutions that reduce stress and feelings of loneliness Law is a profession that generates a lot of stress and anxiety, and these elements, together with many other circumstan...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 27 May 2021
Mental health in the legal sector: Are young lawyers suffering?
--- The mental health of lawyers is important to avoid burnout or suicide, that is why companies such as Linklaters or Hogan Lovells take care of the mental health and well-being of their workers Is mental health currently an issue that impacts on young lawyers? Yes. According to a study by the I...
Editor - 10 May 2021
How to avoid workers' discontent?
--- To avoid worker dissatisfaction, the firm must have transparency and keep its employees motivated There are many causes of employee dissatisfaction, ranging from work-related (wages, pressure, mistrust) to non-work-related (lack of enthusiasm). Dissatisfaction has a lot to do with the actions ...
Editor - 26 April 2021
Remote working: Tips for creating the best home office environment
--- The pandemic has transformed homes into just another office. Long hours spent indoors can take a toll on workers' morale and esteem. The onset of winter, coupled with the reduction of sunshine hours, can dampen our spirits Although the virus will persist and society will have to adjust to livi...
Editor - 26 March 2021
Concentrate! Learn how to increase your ability to do it
--- There are more and more impediments that lawyers face in their day-to-day work. They have to deal with more and more multidisciplinary work, and social media and mobile phones are consuming more and more of our time. All of this undermines lawyers' concentration There are techniques and practi...
Editor - 16 March 2021
How to improve employee morale
--- Lawyer morale is a key determinant of productivity. If a negative atmosphere prevails in departments, it is quite normal for productivity levels to decrease It is not always a salary increase that can reverse low employee morale. Lawyers are increasingly demanding better attention from manage...
Editor - 11 March 2021
Burnout in your law firm? Discover the myths about it
--- Exhaustion at work and stress are among the main causes of burnout, a disease recognised by the World Health Organisation in 2019 Apart from these, there are many reasons that lead to burnout in many professionals, especially in the legal profession, which is a sector that generates a lot of s...
Editor - 22 February 2021
A lawyers in recovery: Changing the narrative
--- Jessie Gomberg tells how she overcame her mental trauma and gives lawyer recovery advice Someone once told me to be very careful about disclosing that I am in recovery. The phrase he used was cute but ominous: “you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.” I’ve chew...
Jessie Gomberg - 21 February 2021
If you are a lawyer, you should be aware that judges can be stressed
A survey conducted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Attorneys' Assistance Programs shows the clear symptoms of depression faced by countless judges in the United States.  This survey has involved over 1,000 judges and was conducted before the arrival of the pandemic. Accord...
Adelie Cordier - 11 January 2021
Lawyers: How to disconnect from work
In many cases the profession of lawyer is stressful and produces a lot of fatigue for the professional himself. To perform at your best in the office you need to know how to turn off your mind and be able to relax for just the right amount of time.  Chronic stress can cause psychological probl...
Editor - 09 September 2020
A Global Mental Health Survey for lawyers and law firms
At the beginning of July, the International Bar Association (IBA) announced a survey of legal professionals. Through the Global Mental Health Survey, the IBA wants to collect data on the mental health of legal professionals. Initially, this initiative is projected in two surveys. The first is aimed...
Editor - 01 August 2020
Emergency changes to the Mental Health Act in the UK Coronavirus Act 2020
Facing the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of affected persons as well as mental health care providers, emergency changes have been made to the MHA (Mental Health Act, in the Coronavirus Act 2020), with the intention to reduce the number of psychiatric professionals required to complete the ...
Christine Fuessel - 04 June 2020 United Kingdom
New Art Award partnership for Clyde & Co with mental health charity Perspective Project
On the 18th of May 2020, international law firm Clyde & Co has announced a new partnership for its annual Art Award programme in the UK that is part of the firm´s global corporate responsibility work. The new Art Award partner is Perspective Project, a charity which approaches mental healt...
Christine Fuessel - 18 May 2020
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