Virtual isolation is enforced by being unable to send or receive visual signals from others, explains Alicia Fortinberry

Covid-19 has greatly exacerbated trends such as isolation, stress and mental health issues. In many ways, this is especially true of lawyers given the intensity of legal business and the impact on our home lives; and the fact that we are already more vulnerable than other professions in some areas. 

Lawyers are more prone to isolation, depression and anxiety than most other professionals. They are trained to look for the negative, to be perfectionist, to put work ahead of other aspects of life and to value the intellectual over other pursuits. 

In my experience, they are most likely to describe themselves as introverts. Such labels have been shown to be inaccurate – we all display different characteristic...

To continue reading

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

Not registered? Subscribe