Research Data Bank
General Literature on Mental Health Issues in the Legal Profession
Benjamin, G. Andrew H.; Kaszniak, Alfred; Sales, Bruce; Shanfield, Stephen B (Spring, 1986) The Role of Legal Education in Producing Psychological Distress among Law Students and Lawyers. American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 11(2):225-252.
Benjamin, G.A, Darling, E.J., and Sales, B. (1990) The Prevalence of Depression, Alcohol Abuse and Cocaine Abuse Amongst United States Lawyers. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 13(3):233-246.
Benjamin, G., Sales, B & Darling, E (1992) Comprehensive Lawyer Assistance Programs, Justification and Model, Law & Psychology Review, 16:113-136.
Krieger, Lawrence S. and Sheldon, Kennon M. (February 20, 2014) What Makes Lawyers Happy? Transcending the Anecdotes with Data from 6200 Lawyers . FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 667.
Lesnick, Howard; Seitelman, Jeffrey K; and Benjamin S. Siegel. (Feb., 1986) Lawyers and Doctors Face the Perils of Practice. The Hastings Center Report, 16(1):46.
Schiltz, Patrick, J (1999) On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession. Vanderbilt Law Review, 52:874-81
Seligman, Martin E., Verkuil, Paul R., & Hang, Terry H. (2001) Why Lawyers are Unhappy. Cardozo Law Review, 23:33.
Alcohol and Drug Issues in the Legal Profession
Allan, Rick (1997) Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Lawyers: Are We Ready to Address the Denial? Creighton Law Review, 31(1).
Beck, Connie; Sales, Bruce; and Benjamin, Andrew (1995) Lawyer Distress: Alcohol-Related Problems and Other Psychological Concerns Among a Sample of Practicing Lawyers. Journal of Law and Health, 10(1).
Bloom, Michael A & Carol Lynn Wallinger (1988) Lawyers and Alcoholism: Is it Time for a New Approach? Temple Law Review, 61:1409.
Edwards, Timothy D. & Van Rybroek, Gregory (2007) Addiction and Attorneys: Confronting the Denial, Wisconsin Lawyer.
Depression in the Legal Profession
Secondary Trauma in the Legal Profession
Murray, D. C., & Royer, J. M. (2008). The cost of justice: a desk manual on vicarious trauma. vicarious traumatization: The corrosive consequences of law practice for criminal justice and family law practitioners.
Oregon Attorney Assistance Program (2011) A Traumatic Toll on Lawyers and Judges. In Sight for Oregon Lawyers and Judges, 80.
Levin, Andrew; Besser, Avi; Albert, Linda; Smith, Deborah; and Neria, Yuval (2012) The Effect of Attorneys’ Work With Trauma-Exposed Clients on PTSD Symptoms, Depression, and Functional Impairment: A Cross-Lagged Longitudinal Study. Law and Human Behavior.
Levin, Andrew; Albert, Linda; Besser, Avi; Smith, Deborah; Zelenski, Alex; Rosenkranz, Stacey; and Neria, Yuval (2011) Secondary Traumatic Stress in Attorneys and Their Administrative Support Staff Working With Trauma-Exposed Clients. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199(12): 946-55.
Molvig, Dianne (2011) The Toll of Trauma. Wisconsin Lawyer. Winter Issue.
Stress and Burnout in the Legal Profession
Schenker, Marc, Eaton, Muzza, Green, Rochelle & Samuels, Steven (1997) Self-Reported Stress and Reproductive Health of Female Lawyers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 39(6):556-568.
Gambling in the Legal Profession
Law Students and Mental Health
Benjamin, G. Andrew H; Kaszniak, Alfred; Sales, Bruce; Shanfield, Stephen. (Spring 1986). The Role of Legal Education in Producing Psychological Distress among Law Students and Lawyers. American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 11(2):225-252.
Boston, Gerald W (1997) Chemical Dependency in Legal Education: Problems and Strategies, 76 Mich. B.J. 298-301.
Executive Summary of the Report of the Association of American Law School’s Special Committee on Problems of Substance Abuse in Law Schools, 44 J. Legal Educ. 35-80 (1994)
Jolly-Ryan, Jennifer (2009) Promoting Mental Health In Law School: What Law Schools Can Do For Law Students To Help Them Become Happy, Mentally Healthy Lawyers. University of Louisville Law Review, 48:95.
Kreiger, Lawrence S. and Sheldon, Kennon M., Does Legal Education Have Negative Effects on Law Students? Evaluating Changes in Motivation, Values, and Well-Being (September 2002). FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 65.