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On Balance

Cautionary Tales of Personal Burnout

In a previous installment of "On Balance," I wrote about the need for a true work-life balance as a lawyer, and specifically about the challenge of achieving it as a solo practitioner. Here, I'll share a couple of cautionary tales of how not tending to yourself as an individual (not just a lawyer) can have disastrous consequences. My purpose is to encourage attorneys to stop buying into the “Superman complex” — the idea that nothing is going to hurt you — and consider the ramifications of not taking care of yourself. ... READ THE REST

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