No One Is an Island - and That Includes Lawyers

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In a recent Tip, I wrote about extending my coaching practice to LawBizForum.com, an online destination that enables lawyers and other members of the legal community to discuss issues on how to improve their personal and professional lives. The initial response has been gratifying and the interaction in our "community" is definitely worthwhile. The posts have brought home again that being a lawyer involves enormous psychological, social, and economic pressures, which have only been intensified by the depression - financial and emotional - that our profession (and our economy) is dealing with now.

Studies show that lawyers have among the highest suicide rates of all professions, a rate some six times higher than that of the general public.

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