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This annual report looks at what’s going on in the legal profession in the United States and in other parts of the world. The legal profession will survive, says the author, if the profession recognizes the change that is occurring and turns it to an advantage.
Borrowing a page from Robert Denney’s global look at trends in the legal professions, Wisconsin and regional attorneys and practice management experts weigh in on practice and marketing trends in the Dairy State.
This landmark study of 13,000 lawyers nationwide confirms lawyers experience significant substance use and mental health issues, more so than the general population. Who is most at risk? Younger lawyers with fewer years of practice experience. This finding turns an old understanding on its head.

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The first empirical study in 25 years confirms lawyers have significant substance abuse and mental health problems – with younger lawyers most at risk.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • A President, and a Lawyer, for the Ages
  • Ralph Cagle says Abraham Lincoln’s legal and political accomplishments are reminders that lawyers’ inner qualities are significant contributors to their success.
  • Your State Bar
  • Don’t Stand in the Doorway
  • George Brown says change is inevitable. When you recognize the change that’s occurring, it’s what you do with it that counts.
  • As I See It
  • Applying to the Bar: Fit to Practice?
  • Aaron Loudenslager says questions asked of bar applicants’ mental health history are likely overbroad and might not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Final Thought
  • Old Problems Need New Solutions
  • It’s time to attack the old problem of unhappy lawyers, says Gary Bakke, starting with promoting continuing legal education about practice and personal management.

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