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Attorneys + Law Firms

Over 75% of surveyed attorneys have expressed experiencing burnout - wanting to leave either their employer or the practice of law entirely.  Almost half intend to do so the next within four years. 

 

Surprising?  Not really.  

Addressing Toxic Exposure at Work: 
A Timely Intervention for the Legal Profession

For so many in the legal profession, the workload has become increasingly fraught.  Government attorneys have been particularly hard-hit, exposed to unrelentingly high doses of secondary and vicarious trauma, compounded by moral injury from bearing witness to harm while being under-resourced to help.  

 

How does this manifest in a workplace?     

  • Compassion fatigue

  • Disengagement from clients

  • Mistrust

  • Teams becoming increasingly harmed (and harmful

  • Burnout | Exhaustion

  • Uncharacteristically aggressive behavior

  • Attrition

Restoration for more than your clients. 

The legal profession has always been intense - guiding clients who are often deeply harmed through an often deeply harmful system.   And yet the past few years have tipped so many of us past what is manageable. 

 

The compounding and cumulative nature of the toxic stress most attorneys face causes harm not just to the individual lawyers, but begins to erode the legal systems which underpin our society. 

Efforts focused on"Attorney Well-Being" - bringing wellness and balance to those in the legal profession - are desperately needed, and one of Lodestar's most frequently requested services.  

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