According to an article published by the Law Society Gazette, before the pandemic, lawyers had one of the most stressful jobs.
With many changes over the past few years, including many people working from home, and becoming heavily reliant on technology to complete their work and communicate with clients, combining home and work life, or even returning to the office after an extended break, how do we feel the state of mental health for workers within the legal sector has changed, and are lawyers and legal professionals experiencing more or less stress?
Hosted by Mary Ibrahim, Content Specialist, and Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, vLex (Chair). Since graduating in Law from the University of Greenwich, Mary has become a Product Technology & Content Specialist at vLex, an award-winning provider of legal technology, member of the vLex Diversity and Inclusion Committee and creator of the legal research competition DICTUM.
Mary will be joined by Louise Hewitt, Director, Innocence Project. Louise has been an academic lawyer for over ten years and Director of the Innocence Project London since 2017 having co-founded it in 2010. Louise is also the Director of Undergraduate Research for the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at the University of Greenwich.
Also joining the discussion is Elizabeth Rimmer, Chief Executive, LawCare. Elizabeth started her working life as a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence. She has been managing and developing charities in the mental health sector for over 15 years, and joined LawCare as Chief Executive in 2014.