Tuesday, August 3, 2010

WSJ article on lawyer suicides

In the wake of the July 15 suicide of partner in the Chicago firm Reed Smith, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog has published a short article and a summary of this article from "American Lawyer" by Steven Harper, a former Kirkland & Ellis partner turned blogger and adjunct professor.

Unfortunately, suicides among lawyers are not rare. In fact, a report distributed at the annual meeting of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility last May states that lawyers suffer depression, commit suicide & abuse alcohol and drugs at approximately twice the rate of the general population.

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