Every profession has the potential for burnout; lawyers are equally at risk and should keep an eye out for the common signs and symptoms.
In a John Hopkins study, lawyers rated highest in rate of depression among 100 occupations. It is a demanding profession on a number of levels, and this can take a tremendous toll.
Experiencing burnout in the legal field doesn’t mean you need to kiss your career goodbye;
it means that your mind and body are giving you important messages that you should pay attention to.
Ignoring burnout symptoms is risky and can bring about additional problems.
If you notice yourself experiencing some of these signs and symptoms, it may be time to consider the possibility that you are ignoring some important needs of your own.