Corporate Attys Suffering From Pandemic-Driven Exhaustion

By Steven Lerner (October 8, 2021, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on corporate lawyers, resulting in increased exhaustion that can develop into harmful consequences for both individuals and organizations, according to a new study.

Consulting company Gartner Inc. released a report Thursday showing that 54% of corporate lawyers are moderately or highly exhausted because of the pandemic.

Among the 20% of attorneys who identified themselves as highly exhausted, 41% were psychologically distressed, 68% were looking to leave their company and 61% frequently delayed or killed projects.

"The fact that more than two-thirds of highly exhausted lawyers [are] looking to leave the company, and the extent...

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