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Firm life is bad for your health, study finds

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NZ Lawyer | 30 Nov 2015, 11:52 a.m. Agree 0
A new report has found that lawyers have the lowest health and wellbeing among professionals.
  • Graham Hill | 30 Nov 2015, 12:37 p.m. Agree 0
    Some of the events- my experience is of psychologically violence from a female partner in the firm- are career terminal events. But do not expect any support from your colleagues or the Law society, nor for that matter the LCRO- The Human Rights Commission is equally moribund - when you try to deal with the ethical and client care rule issues that might arise. Gaming the system is highly prevalent. It is very well to identify the problems but the solution is not at hand. Some lawyers remain unaccountable and above the rule of law. Some of whom then become members of NZLS branches, and the motto of some, is "don't expect an apology", who brush conduct to one side e.g. such as contempt of Court, a fabricated Court memorandum, false photos into a JSC etc.
  • Cheryl Simes | 30 Nov 2015, 12:41 p.m. Agree 0
    There would be an improvement if lawyers and the law society took seriously their obligation to uphold the rule of law -which includes respecting and complying with the law themselves. Now THAT would be an extraordinary culture change. We could start by screening for depression and substance abuse as a precondition of practising certificate renewal. Then make it misconduct to breach the Human Rights Act. And include employee advocacy and employment mediation among the roles of the representative arm of NZLS. Yeah right.
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