Updated: Jan 20, 2022
As many of you will know, I have been spending some time working on an E-Book. My editor would like it if I continued to spend more time on it. However, it was important for me to finish this work in 2021 and move in to 2022 looking forward.
This book documents my personal account of burnout and mental illness. I wrote it because I wish for law firm leaders to read it to assist their lawyers and staff during this challenging time. Burnout is not an individual problem. It is a result of chronic workplace stress. You need to fix your workplace and not your people.
You can purchase the E-Book on our website here: It Burned Me All Down E-Book | Durant Barristers.
I have also made licenses available for small, medium and large workplaces in the event that you wish to share it with your colleagues:
It is a deeply personal reflection on my experience in Big Law, burnout, mental health in big law firms and how we can work together to better support a high performing and healthy workforce.
I am starting to notice many of the signs that I write about in this work in my friends and colleagues in the legal profession as we, once again, are driving full speed into yet another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As I near the one year anniversary of my complete collapse, I am putting this work out now in hopes that I can help some of you and your firms stay on a smooth course.
My editor will be horrified that I am publishing this as is without further edits. Typos and areas where the narrative contains unsatisfactory gaps are my shortcomings alone. I did not wish for perfect to get in the way of finished. Not when so much hangs in the balance in very tough times for everyone.