Statement From Above The Law

Statement From Above The Law

Statement From Above The Law

In February, Above The Law posted a story in which it named a woman who died by suicide before this information was publicly known. As soon as we became aware, we redacted her name from the piece at the request of the family. Furthermore, in the piece, we wrote that the loss of an attorney to suicide forces lawyers to consider the impact the stress of the profession places on people. This was intended to be a general statement and we have no reason to believe that professional stress was a factor in the life of the woman who died. We apologize for the pain we caused to the family and others who were close to her.
We do want to provide some background as to how this came about. Above The Law contacted a firm for comment on a story concerning the firm’s actions in the wake of an associate’s death by suicide. The story was not intended to be about the woman who died, but rather how the firm supported or failed to support, grieving associates. The firm provided us with a statement concerning the woman’s death, including her name, which we published verbatim. We did not ask for the woman’s name, but, when the firm provided it, we published it. We have made adjustments to our internal policies to prevent this from happening in the future.
In the coming weeks, our readers will note the presence of information on our site with respect to vital resources available to members of the legal industry who may be struggling with mental health and wellness.

Source:https://abovethelaw.com/2022/04/statement-from-above-the-law/

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