Caring for clients’ needs and keeping up with a full work schedule can take a heavy toll on an attorney’s mental and physical health. In fact, the rate of depression among attorneys is nearly four times higher than that of the general population. With the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary on World Health Day April 7, now is a great time to prioritize your well-being. A stressful lifestyle can put you at risk for mental health issues and substance abuse, which are likely to negatively impact your practice and lead to malpractice lawsuits and professional disciplinary actions. Keep reading to learn effective ways to maintain your health.
Dealing with a malpractice claim can be very stressful and take a lot of time away from your business and clients. In addition to lost revenue, you may have to pay a settlement, court costs, and your own attorney’s fees. Your reputation as a lawyer could also suffer permanent damage.