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The Good and the Ugly in the Practice of Law: Lessons from the 2017 North Carolina Lawyer Well-Being Survey

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The psychological health and well-being of lawyers is an important topic. It affects our ability to perform our jobs and the credibility and reputation of the profession. It is about resilience and professional longevity. Ultimately, it is a matter of happiness and satisfaction with our lives. However, as a profession, lawyers have traditionally had the highest levels of job dissatisfaction, depression and other maladies.

For decades, North Carolina has been a national leader in assessing and attending to the psychological health of lawyers. The state conducted extensive surveys of attorney well-being in 1991, 2002 and again in 2017. In this program, John "Sean" Doyle, the lawyer and psychologist who led the 2017 survey, reviews some of its findings, compares them to earlier results, and talks about what it means for our lives and our careers as lawyers.

Live Webcast
Thursday, November 12, 2020
11:55 AM–1:00 PM

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  • Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Bradford, BarCARES of North Carolina Inc., Cary
  • John A. "Sean" Doyle Jr., MCNC, Research Triangle Park

NCBA BarCARES Committee

North Carolina: 1.00 MCLE Hour

1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health


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