8th February - Law News

1870th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: A Russian court upheld a guilty verdict for opposition leader Alexei Navalny in his retrial for embezzlement. Navalny, the driving force behind massive anti-government protests in Moscow 2011 and 2012, has been handed a five-year suspended sentence. The verdict could have implications for next year's presidential election.

Focus of the day story: Lawyers are not the most depressed profession – they only rank number 15 on the depression scale of major occupations (firemen, farmers, and forestry workers top the list). But they are among the most stressed, and that is increasing. Eighty per cent of lawyers say that their job is too stressful and one in three contemplate suicide at least once a year, according to the American Institute of Stress’s 2016 survey. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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