What needs to change to improve mental health in the legal profession?
The title of this article is based on an open-ended question presented to more than 3,800 professionals who responded to ALM Intelligence’s recent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey (ALM Survey).
This Legal Evolution blog post is organized into three sections. In Section I, we briefly summarize the composition and findings of the ALM Survey, as its multiple-choice format provides a useful backdrop to the open-ended question on mental health in the legal profession. In Section II, we discuss the characteristics of the professionals who answered the open-ended question and the coding system we developed, providing specific examples of each category. In Section III, we present a mix and quantitative and quantitative findings and our collaborative interpretations.