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September 01, 2016 GPSolo | Column

Law and Life: Dealing with Compassion Fatigue

The American Bar Endowment

Multiple studies over the past 25 years reveal a significant hazard for those who practice law. Statistics show that lawyers are vulnerable to depression, substance abuse, and suicide in proportions well beyond other occupations. Lawyer depression is a complex issue with multiple contributing factors. This column examines one major piece of the puzzle that can and does affect many solo and small practice attorneys: compassion fatigue.

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