Law Students and Lawyers With Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems: Protecting the Public and the Individual

  • Laura Rothstein

Abstract

The practice of law is a high-prestige, high-income, high-skill, and highstress profession. Lawyers provide important professional services to members of the public—services that can affect life and death and important matters in the lives of others. Whether because of the personalities of those who choose to enter the legal profession, professional pressures, or a combination thereof, there are significant concerns within the legal profession about the impact of stress on mental health and about substance abuse problems.
Published
2008-04-26
How to Cite
Rothstein, Laura. 2008. “Law Students and Lawyers With Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems: Protecting the Public and the Individual”. University of Pittsburgh Law Review 69 (3). https://doi.org/10.5195/lawreview.2008.106.
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