January 29, 2021

Pandemic: Mental Health Impact on Young Lawyers

The COVID-19 pandemic could have a devastating impact on the mental health of young lawyers. Many young lawyers are facing a unique challenge of working in a new field without the support of their firm and employers, and this could lead to higher substance use, depression, levels of anxiety and stress. Building a reputation, learning a new area of the law, and finding a job in these uncertain times has shown to impact their mental health. Experts encourage firms to adjust their culture and allow more down time.