Setting Boundaries: An Essential Skill For Lawyers

By Jennifer Gibbs (January 27, 2020, 4:18 PM EST) -- Lawyers' mental health, substance abuse and personal well-being continue to be prevalent topics of discussion moving into the new year. One theory as to why lawyer well-being seems to be at an all-time low is that behavior directed toward lawyers is driven by the perception that lawyers are essentially commodities with on-demand availability.

"Lawyers are guilty of promising excellent results at any cost, and the ultra-competitive service profession with high billing rates seems to perpetuate this problem," says attorney Patrick R. Krill, a leading authority on addiction, mental health and well-being in the legal profession.[1] Krill has recognized that lawyers, as a...

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