How Law Firms Can Help Their Lawyers’ Well-Being

Law firms in Texas need to change to address a crisis in the legal profession.

As a follow-up to a shocking 2016 report showing that one in three lawyers are problem drinkers and one in four have depression, a national task force has made recommendations for law firms, judges, bar associations and law schools to address widespread lawyer well-being issues.

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program director Bree Buchanan served as a co-chairwoman of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, which released the report. Texas Lawyer interviewed Buchanan to learn more about what law firms should do to promote their lawyers’ well-being. Here are her answers, edited for brevity and clarity.

Published on TexasLawyer.com on Aug. 16, 2017.

PDF: How Law Firms Can Help Their Lawyers Well Being _ Texas Lawyer

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