In May, Bloomberg Law conducted its second iteration of the Attorney Workload & Hours Survey, which focused on lawyers’ experiences in first-quarter of 2021.
Results show that respondents report experiencing burnout more often, and nearly half report a “decline in well-being.”
According to the Survey, respondents reported experiencing burnout 50 percent of the time during the first quarter, indicating an increase from the previous survey in January, in which respondents reported experiencing burnout an average of 40 percent of the time in 2020.
“This increase in burnout may be negatively impacting how satisfied attorneys are presently, but if conditions leading to increased burnout are directly related to the pandemic, respondents’ overall job satisfaction may not wane as they realize (or hope) that their work/life balance will return to pre-pandemic levels sooner rather than later,” stated Bloomberg Law.
To view the results of the entire survey, go to ANALYSIS: Survey Finds Lawyer Burnout Rising, Well-Being Falling (bloomberglaw.com)