The same personality traits that make lawyers great at their
high-stress jobs can take a serious toll on their interpersonal relationships—both at home and at work.
The need to act as “verbal gladiators” at work reinforces behaviors that can wreak havoc on lawyers’ interpersonal relationships and home lives: they stonewall conversations, have a high need for control, and try to avoid any appearance of weakness.
Furthermore, the heavy demands of a lawyer’s job often impose negative consequences on their wellness. Stress, substance abuse, depression — these issues are common in the legal profession. All too often, they extend into lawyers’ personal relationships as well, significantly impacting the people closest to them.
Living with Lawyers was created by founder Christine Jones in response to the unique pressures that the legal profession places on interpersonal relationships
Her signature workshops, presentations, and guided discussions promote awareness through dialogue, concrete ideas, and useable strategies specifically designed for the legal community.
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