The pursuit of happiness – professional and personal – is always in the back of our minds. For a few minutes, we’d like to put it front and center.

If you’ve not yet completed the online State of the Profession Survey from the N.C. Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, please take some time to do so now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/stateoftheprofession. The survey password was mailed to all licensed North Carolina attorneys on April 5.

For those who have completed the survey, thank you very much for your participation.

The commission and the N.C. Bar Association’s Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee are depending on the results of this survey to help guide us in understanding the challenges facing our profession today. The survey follows up on the 1991 and 2002 surveys that have been used to improve the profession and individual lawyers’ lives.

Please take some time to tell us how you’re doing. It will be a big help to us and the legal profession.

Thank you for your service to the bar on behalf of the N.C. Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and the NCBA Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee.