Can BigLaw Address Mental Health Without Touching Hours?

Law360 (November 8, 2019, 12:58 PM EST) -- A number of law firms have unveiled well-being programs in which lawyers are given the tools to meditate, do yoga, be mindful and build gratitude, but some say those efforts are practically meaningless if attorneys are also expected to work as many as 90 hours a week.

Depression, anxiety, burnout, substance abuse issues, suicide. As the legal industry struggles with how to address a mental health crisis in its ranks, there are those who say law firms can’t ignore the role long hours can play in the health problems lawyers face, particularly when it comes to burnout.

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