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April 10, 2013

Anxiety in one form or another is the most common mental illness in the United States, effecting some 40 million men and women. Anxiety develops from a combination of factors including genetics, personality, and life events. 

Attorneys are assumed to be immune to anxiety. This is a myth. Like the rest of mankind, we are subject to generalized anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, and panic.  Take your pick.

Attorneys are obliged to disqualify themselves from a case, if their illness would negatively impact performance on behalf of a client. Pride may interfere with this decision. Anxiety is frequently kept under wraps by attorneys.  We strive to present an aura of strength, whatever the cost.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Ps. 139: 23-24).

Heavenly Father, You know our fears and failures. Protect our clients against us.  Support us in our weakness. Lead us in the paths of righteousness, that we may glorify Your name, and come home to You at last.


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