The practice of law is an exciting and challenging domain of intellectual, emotional, and physical engagement. While the intellectual rigors of law practice are obvious, the emotional and physical aspects can be underestimated. High rates of anxiety, depression, eroded relationships, and substance abuse speak to the emotional toll that the practice of law can exact from highly competent and thoughtful lawyers, and exhaustion, poor health, and physical ailments speak to its physical costs. At the same time, the challenging and rapidly changing landscape of our global community, society, and the legal profession require that lawyers are not only intellectually, emotionally, and physically intact, but also are able to thrive in the midst of high expectations, demanding hours, and a great deal of uncertainty.
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