CoLAP’s comprehensive report on the results of its National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey was released in the new edition of the Journal of the Professional Lawyer on December 23, 2020. The Survey asked judges to rate their sources of stress, effects of stress, stress management and resiliency, and alcohol use under such categories as workload, safety and security, interpersonal stress, trauma exposure, staffing issues, ethical concerns and court procedures.
CoLAP partnered with the National Judicial College and the College of St. Scholastica to put together the survey. Over 1,000 judges participated in the survey, with over 80% of respondents serving on state court benches. The report, Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary, is considered the most comprehensive review of well-being of its kind for the judicial ranks and builds on an ABA 2016 study of lawyer well-being and a separate law student well-being study that same year.
You can read more about the release of the report here.