National Mental Health Day for Law Schools

National Mental Health Day for Law Schools- March 28, 2018

It’s no secret that law students face a number of stressors while in school. These issues only seem to skyrocket after graduation. As we noted in our recent investigative report on mental health and substance abuse in the legal profession, 28% of licensed, employed lawyers suffer depression, 19% demonstrate symptoms of anxiety, and 21% qualify as problem […]

Rocket Matter- 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast

Ep 33: Lawyers, Depression, and Substance Abuse

This week’s episode of the 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast focuses on a very important topic: Lawyers and depression. Larry Port interviews Christine Bilbrey, the Senior Practice Management Advisor at The Florida Bar who also heads up a special committee on mental health and wellness for Florida lawyers. In this episode, Christine talks with Larry about the pervasiveness of […]

Top Five Ways to Avoid Stress in the Legal Profession

  As we’ve covered extensively in our series on depression and substance abuse, lawyers fight these issues more than most other professions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.  Finding ways to manage the stress and establish work/life balance, according to Caitlin Hoff, Health and Safety Investigator at Consumer Safety.org,  is key for lawyers to avoid […]

An Interview with Brian Cuban: The Addicted Lawyer

  Brian Cuban is a Dallas-based attorney, author, and addiction recovery advocate. His best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, is a look back at how addiction to alcohol and drugs as well as other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer. He addresses how he redefined his life […]

2018 ABA TECHSHOW 5K

Registration is Open for the 2018 ABA TECHSHOW 5K!

It’s official! The ABA TECHSHOW 5K is now a yearly tradition! Join us for this walk/run on Friday, March 9th at 7:00AM. We’ll be departing from the West Tower lobby of the Hyatt Regency and pass along some of Chicago’s famous sites on the lakefront. To reserve your spot for the event, click here. Our inaugural […]