The burnout advisor from my lawyer assistance program supports the lawyers and helps them find ways of preventing and overcoming burnout. Lawyer burnout exhibits various symptoms, including extreme fatigue, detachment and difficulty concentrating. The condition stems from the competitive environment, long working hours, and perfectionism. While lawyers can handle the symptoms of burnout themselves, I thought it would be great if I bring an advisor through the lawyer assistance program to support them during the come-down period.
When Was the Burnout Advisor Hired, And Is This a Full-Time Position?
I work with an on-demand burnout advisor. This one is mainly hired at the request of the law firm to provide quick solutions. As the name suggests, an on-demand burnout advisor comes for a short-term engagement, making it a part-time position.
Why Do You Believe It’s Important to Have a Burnout Advisor?
I have been in the legal industry for many years. Although it is fulfilling, it comes with a thick layer of stress and exhaustion that can compromise an attorney’s mental health and, worse, their carrier. Most people assume lawyers can battle everything. Since this is far from reality, hiring a burnout advisor keeps burnout at bay, improving the lawyers’ general well-being.