A global wellbeing survey published by the International Bar Association (IBA) has found that lawyers’ levels of wellbeing are below the global average in every regional forum. Stigma and a lack of awareness are reported as key issues and while many workplaces cite wellbeing as being a priority, this was not reflected in the experiences of staff. 

IBA issued two surveys between July and December 2020 – one for individuals and one for organisations – and received responses from more than 3000 individuals and over 180 legal organisations, including law firms, in-house legal teams, bar associations and law societies. 

Lawyer wellbeing index scores (based on the World Health Organisation’s WHO-5 ...

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