California Lawyers Association

Lawyer Mental Health Research Project Notification

Research Notification

The California Lawyers Association (CLA) and the D.C. Bar are participating in a new research project on attorney mental health.  The project is led by attorney mental health and well-being expert Patrick Krill (J.D., LL.M, M.A.) and Justin Anker (Ph.D.) from the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry.

The anonymous and confidential survey will investigate a range of individual risk factors for mental health and substance use problems (stress, anxiety, depression, behavioral motives, and  reasons for substance use) as well as cultural and workplace risk factors (job burnout, toxic goals, attitudes towards substance use and self-care, availability and utilization of support resources).

80,000 individuals will be randomly selected from the CLA and the D.C. Bar (40,000 members from each organization) and invited to participate in this research study.  If you are selected, you will receive an email from the CLA or the D.C. Bar with more information about the study and a link to complete the survey.  This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Data collected in this survey will not be shared with the CLA or the D.C. Bar.  All survey responses will be anonymous and go directly to the University of Minnesota which maintains the confidentiality of all data.  No identifying information will be asked, and all data will be de-identified including IP addresses.

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Justin Anker, Principal Investigator or Patrick Krill, Co-Investigator.

Dr. Anker can be reached at:

Justin Anker, Ph.D.
F282/2A West Building
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Office: (612) 273-9819

Patrick Krill can be reached at:

Patrick Krill, J.D., LL.M, M.A.
Office: (651)762-4007

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