[Extract] The legal profession in the US, the UK and Australia has become increasingly aware that significant numbers of lawyers are experiencing concerningly high levels of psychological distress. This is a serious issue relevant to the future sustainability of the profession. A profession in distress is ill-equipped to cope with the challenges of uncertainty and disruption that are now endemic in the contemporary world of work. It is also an issue that pertains to the efficacy of legal practice, as there is evidence linking stress, anxiety and depression with impaired professional judgement.
|Title of host publication||Educating for Well-Being in Law|
|Subtitle of host publication||Positive Professional Identities and Practice|
|Editors||Rachael Field, Caroline Strevens|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-138-47756-8, 1138477567|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
Field, R. M., & Spearing, R. (2020). Well-Being and a Positive Professional Identity in the Legal Profession: A Snapshot of the UK Bar. In R. Field, & C. Strevens (Eds.), Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice (pp. 42-57). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.