Lawyers Need Vacations

Lawyers need vacations, and a three day weekend is not sufficient. Whether you are an in-house counsel or a lawyer toiling away at BigLaw or SmallLaw, vacation can help avoid burnout. “Work hard, play hard” is often the busy professional’s mantra. “Work hard, and keep on working” might be a better description for many lawyers. The long hours and pressure of always being on call for clients can wear lawyers out. The legal profession may finally be waking up to the problem after a seminal study from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation found widespread mental health problems among attorneys. Read: Lawyers Need Vacations. Case Closed. at Bloomberg BNA Business of Law

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