Lady Justice: Women of the Court

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Episode 08: A Path To Well-Being and Civility

April 22, 2021

For years, lawyers have struggled with issues like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse at a rate higher than the general population. The women discuss how, historically, there’s been a hands-off approach by the profession to addressing these issues, but that this is changing in some big ways.

We hear from a national expert, Bree Buchanan, who is leading a movement toward recognizing the many benefits of assisting lawyers, law students, and judges with mental health and substance abuse issues and the high cost of turning a blind eye. Plus, the justices share thoughts on promoting civility.

Episode Resources:

The Path To Lawyer Well-Being

The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys

Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary

Where Are We on the Path to Law Student Well-Being?