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NORC Lawyer Well-Being Report: Burned Out, But Lighting a Flame Toward Change


Date Aired: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Runtime: 1:30h

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Please join the Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyer Well-Being Committee as they discuss the NORC Report on Lawyer Well-Being, commissioned by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and published in February 2023. This report has provided alarming data with respect to the state of lawyers’ health and well-being in Massachusetts, including that:

  • 77% reported being burned out
  • 42% screened for hazardous or unhealthy alcohol use
  • Lawyers experienced high rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation, with only half of those impacted seeking mental health care
  • Stigma, time constraints, and punitive concerns prevent lawyers from seeking mental health care 
  • Lawyers from marginalized groups are more likely to experience bias, harassment, and/or discrimination and report higher burnout, anxiety and depression

This program will discuss the significant findings of the study, including positive connections between supportive workplaces and well-being outcomes, and explore strategies, based on the data, to improve the legal environment. This program is a must-attend for all leaders in law firms and legal organizations.

This webinar was hosted using Zoom.  


Marianne LeBlanc, Esq., Program Co-chair
Sugarman and Sugarman PC, Boston
Amanda Rowan, Esq., Program Co-chair
Middlesex County Superior Court Clerk's Office, Lowell
Heidi Alexander, Esq., Panelist
Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Stacey Best, Esq., Panelist
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers | MassLOMAP, Boston
Jeff Fortgang, PhD, LADC I, Panelist
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers | MassLOMAP, Boston
David Rosenblatt, Esq., Panelist
Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston
Jenna Sirkin, Principal Research Scientist, Panelist

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Civil Rights & Social Justice Section

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