How BigLaw Contributes To High Attorney Depression Rates

By Natalie Rodriguez | June 24, 2016, 5:05 PM EDT

Ever-higher billable hour targets. Round-the-clock accessibility. BigLaw's pressure-cooker culture is to blame in part for the heightened risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse problems among lawyers – and fear of career-damaging consequences keeps many suffering in silence.

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