On October 27th, we released the 2020 Legal Marketing Mental Wellness Report, which collected responses from more than 400+ law firm marketing and business professionals.
Our goal was to quantify a problem that had concerned us for years. We knew firsthand how stressful the legal marketing profession can be and we saw how little attention this issue had received. It’s widely recognized that there is a mental health crisis in the legal industry, but the media, legal organizations, and law firms tend to focus on lawyers, forgetting that professionals face many of the same pressures.
We’re proud to announce that the 2020 report is getting the attention of the legal press. Dylan Jackson, a journalist for American Lawyer, covered the report in an article: “Law Firm Staff Stress Skyrockets as Layoffs Roil the Industry”.
“The pandemic has exacerbated stress for law firm marketers and business professionals who have found themselves working more for less pay even as the specter of unemployment looms overhead, a new survey shows,” writes Jackson. “…Workloads have been compounded by secretive staff layoffs and furloughs taking place in law firms across the country, which also add for these professionals an extra layer of worry about job security in a global health crisis.”
The 2020 Legal Marketing Mental Wellness Report was also covered by ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) for their help in getting the survey out to their members and for sharing the results with the community.