“Baby, Look Inside Your Mirror”: The Legal Profession’s Willful and Sanist Blindness To Lawyers With Mental Disabilities

  • Michael L. Perlin

Abstract

The legal profession has notoriously ignored the reality that a significant number of its members exhibit signs of serious mental illness (and become addicted or habituated to drugs or alcohol at levels that are statistically significantly elevated from levels of the public at large). This is no longer news. What has not been explored is why so much of the bar has remained willfully ignorant of these realities, and why it refuses to confront the depths of this problem—one which appears to be exacerbated in the cases of lawyers in large, high-powered firms.
Published
2008-04-26
How to Cite
Perlin, Michael L. 2008. “‘Baby, Look Inside Your Mirror’: The Legal Profession’s Willful and Sanist Blindness To Lawyers With Mental Disabilities”. University of Pittsburgh Law Review 69 (3). https://doi.org/10.5195/lawreview.2008.108.
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