Lawyers working in firms, from top-tier to sole practice, have the lowest health and wellbeing of all white-collar workers; not only that, they are the highest users and abusers of alcohol and nicotine, a study has found.
The study by PsychSafe principal consultant Dr Rebecca Michalak involved more than 800 white-collar professionals including 370 lawyers from firms and the bar, and about 170 lawyers working in government or in-house counsel roles.
The key findings of the study was that lawyers working in law firms, with their strenuous workloads, overtime and high pressure, is producing professionals with the lowest psychological and psychosomatic health and wellbeing than all other professionals.
In another dangerous revelation for firms and the profession, substance use and abuse among lawyers is twice that of other professionals.
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