forum 4 hill sociology of law

CHAPTER Discussion Forum 4

According to your text, the following points were found regarding the personal satisfaction of lawyers with their profession:

• Attorneys disproportionately suffer from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide

• The legal profession is one of the most unhappy and unhealthy professions

• The CDC ranked the legal profession as 4th on the proportion of suicides (after dentists, pharmacists, and physicians)

What are the reasons for these findings and what, if any, implications does this have for the remainder of society?