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Why the legal world’s “stick it out, burn out, or die out” culture must change
19/07/2021
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Charlene Gisele
Charlene Gisele was a former litigation lawyer, now corporate wellness and burnout advisor to law firms

“Stick it out, burn out, or die out” culture is still incredibly pervasive across the legal world – it has come to be accepted as part and parcel of the job. I pulled all-nighters and endless weekends working as a construction litigation lawyer and it wasn’t unusual, since all my peers were in the same boat. There were many late-night dinner orders we made as a team, and as we ate, we shared an addictive “adrenaline” high and the sense of achievement that came with working to and past midnight.

 


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