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Archive for September 16th, 2021

Fast Facts on Mental Health from the ABA Profile of the Legal Profession 2021

The ABA’s Profile of the Legal Profession 2021 has a chapter devoted to Lawyer Well-Being. In this chapter, you can read that –

  • 21% of all lawyers qualify as problem drinkers while 32% of lawyers under 30 qualify as problem drinkers
  • 28% of lawyers struggle with depression, and 19% have symptoms of anxiety
  • 5% of lawyers have had suicidal thoughts
  • More women than men report moderate or severe stress (67% vs. 49%)
  • 38% of lawyers report working long hours, with 9% saying they “never stop working”
  • 23% of judges meet the criteria for stress that could be debilitating

If you are interested in mental health and well-being resources available to C|M|LAW students, see our Mental Health and Well-Being resource guide.

Celebrate Constitution Day!

Constitution Day is celebrated by federal depository libraries across the nation every September. On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.

Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a pocket Constitution!

There are also online resources to explore, including the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution.

A C|M|LAW Constitution Day event is being held over Zoom Friday, September 17 at 12:00pm. Dean Lee Fisher moderates the discussion during which Professors Steve Lazarus, Reginald Oh, Milena Sterio, and Jonathan Witmer-Rich will review major decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court’s previous term.