Acritas Stars Survey: 2019 Wellbeing Survey

In February 2019 we conducted our third annual global study of more than 10,000 Acritas Stars. The aim was to understand what makes these individuals stand out lawyers to clients and what their law firms do that either encourages this or gets in the way.

Through working closely with law firms and individuals at different levels of their career in the legal profession, Acritas has recognized that mental health and overall wellbeing are critically important issues in this demanding, often high-pressured environment. We are passionate to understand more about how individuals and firms can best manage the pressures faced in the legal profession.

Therefore, for our survey launching in September 2019, Acritas have come together with Robert Cross, Edward A Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College to explore health and wellbeing amongst our Acritas Star Lawyer community.

The key objectives of this piece of research will:

  • Which aspects of a lawyers’ working life typically increase or decrease stress levels
  • What are the most effective strategies which law firms and individuals can employ to ensure partners and their teams thrive in high pressure environments

In return for participating, Acritas Star lawyers will receive an executive overall summary report of the key survey findings combined with a summary of their own responses with interpretive commentary on completion of the analysis in November 2019.

To find out more please check out our FAQs or contact Jo Summers on +44 808 178 3020 or

How to get involved in Acritas Stars?

Individual Star lawyers – please respond to our surveys and you will receive exclusive reports summarizing our ground-breaking work as well as invitations to webinars and events.

Law firms – encourage your Stars to respond and you too will receive the exclusive reports highlighting the key findings. You can also buy the full research findings and where you have sufficient numbers of lawyers responding, benchmark your firm’s performance.

Please note we will always protect the anonymity of your Star lawyers’ individual responses and you will not be able to see individual firm findings aside from your own firm.

Senior in-house counsel – to gain free access to the global database of Star lawyers and to our broader research including spend benchmarking analytical tools, contact us to participate in our 25-minute Sharplegal research telephone interview, or book your appointment now using our online booking app.

Please note qualifying criteria apply including minimum revenue size and decision-making authority when appointing external providers.

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