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Lawyers in the United States are increasingly experiencing fatigue

Lawyers in the United States are increasingly experiencing fatigue

According to a study by Bloomberg Law, American lawyers are increasingly experiencing fatigue and their well-being is declining.

In the last quarter of 2021, the media surveyed 614 lawyers – both internally and privately – about their workload.

Bloomberg Law has been asking lawyers about this since 2020, but first-time respondents say less than 52% experience burns. This percentage was lower in the previous two quarters: 47 and 44%, respectively.

Other results of the survey show that 46% of lawyers said their well-being deteriorated in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from 34% in the third quarter and 30% in the second quarter of last year.

Lawyers who point out that their well-being has declined say that the average job satisfaction score is 4.1 out of 10. The best-paying lawyers in Q4 2021 are averaging 7.3 for their work. Colleagues who do not feel good or bad average 6.7.

Lawyers who say they are experiencing worsening problems such as sleep problems (83%), anxiety (81%), relationship problems (47%) and depression (43%). Challenges faced by this group include inability to disconnect from work (79%), overwork (78%) and problems with concentration (61%).

According to Here All research results.

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