Calif., DC Bar Groups Tapped For Mental Health Study

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 6:57 PM EST) -- Bar associations in California and D.C. will be participating in a confidential research project that aims to uncover what is driving the legal industry’s mental health and substance abuse issues.

The D.C. Bar and California Lawyers Association separately announced Tuesday they will be anonymously surveying their members in March for a project that aims to build on a 2016 American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study, which sounded an alarm about the high rates of lawyers’ mental health and substance abuse issues.

Patrick Krill, a consultant and co-lead author of the ABA/Hazelden study, is leading this new research project,...

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