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Law Has A Bullying Problem, But In BigLaw It's Even Worse

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Law firms are rife with bullying and the problem is worse still in BigLaw, according to the results of a massive international survey released Tuesday evening.

Nearly half of those who work at large law firms said they have been bullied in the workplace, according to the newly released results of a survey of 7,000 legal professionals — including lawyers and nonlawyers — in 135 countries conducted by the International Bar Association and market research company Acritas.

The percentage of professionals responding to the survey who have experienced bullying in the workplace among all law firms was 39%, just under the 43%...

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