Attys' Unhappiness Not Tied To Heavy Workloads, Survey Says

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Attorneys can stop blaming long workdays for low emotional states, according to recently released research finding that many lawyers’ lack of well-being is tied to deficits in feelings of professional competence rather than heavy workloads.

The report titled, “What Makes Lawyers Happy?” showed the survey and analysis of thousands of private attorneys, judges and law students in four states and concluded that many psychological factors most important for a lawyer’s happiness begin to erode as early as during law school, while rewards such as high pay...
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