Evidence shows stressors in the legal profession can cause attorneys and judges to suffer from serious mental health and substance abuse challenges at a higher rate than the general population. This often contributes to legal competency challenges, which have the potential to impact the future of the profession.
However, organizations like the Lawyers’ Assistance Program are here to help. We’re going beyond the statistics, helping attorneys identify personality traits and characteristics that increase the risk of developing maladaptive coping methods, and equipping them with tools to create a happier and more fulfilling life and legal practice.
Dr. Diana Uchiyama will discuss proven methods that Illinois LAP uses to help attorneys improve their personal and professional health and increase their professional competency, now and in the future.