In a time of pandemic, layoffs and remote working, legal workers are increasing their productivity, while many suffer from deteriorating mental health, according to a survey published this week.
"The paralegal and the pandemicA survey by legal tech firm Athennian shows that 63% of respondents report an increase in productivity when working remotely – with almost half of their productivity being 8 or higher on a scale of 1 to 10 41% say their workload has increased.
Participants also rated the decline in mental health as the top personal impact of the pandemic. 36% said their mental health is suffering.
In an interview Adrian Camara, CEO of Athennian, shared with Bob Ambrogi, an employee of Above the Law, the negative impact of the pandemic on legal staff:
We found that paralegals in general are facing significant pressures, including increasing workloads and fear for Covid-19, all of which have impacted mental health. They suffer from family health problems, loss of colleagues, loss of income, and isolation. "
The respondents included 323 lawyers who are not lawyers, with the majority being paralegal. More than 88% of respondents were from the United States or Canada, and 64% work in law firms.
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