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Trendspotting – Preventing Burnout

Posted by LMA International on Aug 23, 2019 10:34:45 AM

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Each week, the Legal Marketing Association pulls the most buzzworthy trends in marketing to help inspire its members. This week, we focus on burnout prevention, starting with "How to Recognize and Prevent Lawyer Burnout." 

1. How to Recognize and Prevent Lawyer Burnout 

We live in a culture where working comes second to breathing. However, extremely long hours and taxing work make the perfect combination for burnout in the workplace. This article from Lawyerist explains the core symptoms, risks and prevention of the burning out process. Learn more about triggers and awareness so you can prevent this from happening to you.

2. Burnout Is Part of the Profession. How can Attorneys Avoid It? 

Burnout is a serious and commonly experienced problem in the industry. According to this article, seven out of ten lawyers in California said they would change careers if an opportunity arose. If you relate to the description provided within the article, you could be experiencing a serious burnout. Delve into why firms should care about this and how you can ensure you're taking steps in a healthy and happy direction. 

3. What Lawyers Can Do to Prevent and Combat Burnout

If you've been practicing law for even a short period of time, you are likely familiar with the term "lawyer burnout." This condition is not only preventing happy, thriving  careers, but additionally putting lawyers at risk for further conditions such as heart disease, suicide, alcohol-related illnesses and more. While once considered admirable in the legal marketing culture, the exhaustion from this "romantic disorder" can lead to burnout, and then some. Read more about combating burnout in this article from JD Supra. 

4. Survival Skill No. 2 for Lawyers: Dealing With Chronic Stress 

Chronic stress is a risk associated with professional burnout, which lawyers are especially susceptible to. While not strictly a medical condition, professional burnout is not something you should take lightly. This issue can cause irreparable damage to your career and mental state if not taken care of in a timely manner. Practice these "survival skills" to better deal with stress. Read more

5. Stressed Out? 6 Tips to Help Manage Being a Lawyer  

The stress in Biglaw can push someone to their breaking point. The work demands of a successful attorney are astronomical. Learning how to manage the pressures that come hand-in-hand with a legal profession can greatly help your mental state and career moving forward. Keep your job and health in perspective! Read more

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Topics: Trendspotting, tips, mental health awareness, health and wellness, self care, mental health, mindfulness, burnout

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