Exhaustion, fatigue, detachment, boredom, cynicism, sadness, and annoyance. These and other symptoms can correlate with burnout, according to the Director of MOLAP, the Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program.
In“Judges and Compassion Fatigue: What Is It and What To Do About It” see here, MOLAP Director Anne Chambers, LCSW, lays out a very nice summary of two very important concepts which threaten the integrity of the legal profession and the lives and health of its members:
burnout and compassion fatigue (also referred to as vicarious trauma).
This post provides a brief summary of an article that all judicial officers, legal academics, law students, court administrators, and lawyers should read.
by DAN DEFOE