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Mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession

Author: Emma Jones, (Law teacher); Neil Graffin; Rajvinder Samra; Mathijs Lucassen
Publisher: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Bristol shorts research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exploration of mental health and wellbeing in the UK and Republic of Ireland's legal sector is a timely addition to international debates on the topic. It uses qualitative research to explore how cultural or structural factors impact practitioners, the legal profession, and wider society, suggesting interventions to improve wellbeing.
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Jones, Emma (Law teacher).
Mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession.
Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1197909226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Jones, (Law teacher); Neil Graffin; Rajvinder Samra; Mathijs Lucassen
ISBN: 9781529210743 1529210747
OCLC Number: 1180190431
Description: x, 185 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Front Cover --
Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession --
Copyright information --
Dedication --
Table of contents --
About the Authors --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction: Unhealthy Justice, Damaged Society --
An international problem --
Methodology, themes and limitations --
A struggling society --
One Late to the Party? Legal Practice and Wellbeing --
What is mental health and wellbeing? --
Mental health and the 'wellness turn' --
The 'wellness turn' in law --
The importance of wellbeing --
Stigma and suffering --
Fledgling steps, further work Two Catch 'em Early: Making a Lawyer --
The importance of professional identity and persona --
Studying well? --
Rites (or wrongs) of passage --
Profession or plurality? --
Lawyers as special --
The lure of law --
Three Law as a Commodity, Individuals as Packages --
Great expectations or bleak times? --
Taking care of business --
Strength and struggles --
Imbalances and inequalities --
Searching questions for engrained norms --
Four The Daily Toil: Interactional Demands and Difficulties --
Nisha's day --
The demands of working for and with others in law --
Social support and its value Lawyers or people managers? --
The importance of interactions --
Five The 'S' Word: Stress and the Legal Profession --
The 'S' word --
Work stress --
Mechanisms and messes --
Reactions and responses --
Maladaptive coping and impact --
Can yoga save us? --
Definitions and disconnection --
Conclusion --
Causes and consequences --
Retroactive beginnings --
Asking profession-wide questions --
Responsible regulation and representation --
The responsibility of employers --
Educating for change --
A guiding principle --
Emotional wellbeing within the legal profession Emotional self-regulation and competencies --
References --
Appendix A: Focus Group Participants (Locations, Pseudonyms and Roles) --
Appendix B: Focus Group Questions --
Emotional wellbeing within the legal profession --
Emotional self-regulation and competencies --
References --
Index --
Back Cover
Series Title: Bristol shorts research.
Responsibility: Emma Jones, Neil Graffin, Rajvinder Samra and Mathijs Lucassen.

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