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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


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The Psychology of Advocacy Work 492


Morozov A.V.
Doctor of Education, Chief Researcher of the Research and Development Center, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Zhdanov S.P.
PhD in Law, Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law Disciplines, Russian Customs Academy, Moscow, Russia

Krasavchikova L.I.
PhD in Law, Senior Lecturer of the Notariate Department, the Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Moscow, Russia

Biankina A.O.
Doctor of Philosophy, Rector, Institute of Social Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Kalinovskaya V.S.
Assistant of the Department of State and Legal Disciplines, the Stolypin International Institute of Informatization and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia

Advocacy work is one of the most complicated activity rom the standpoint of psychology of legal profession distinguished by a variety of professional tasks and their considerable intellectual and emotional intensity. The article is devoted to the research of psychological characteristics of the advocacy work with an emphasis on the practicing lawyers as well as on overcoming crisis psycho-emotional situations at work. The authors conducted an anonymous survey among legal advisers of several regions of the Russian Federation to identify the most stressful aspects of their work as well as an anonymous survey among the heads of legal practices that demonstrates their awareness about psycho-emotional state of their subordinates. Data from foreign and local studies of certain aspects of advocacy work were analysed. The authors make a conclusion about psycho-emotional aspects of advocacy work and lawyers qualities supporting more productive activity. The practical recommendations that minimise work stress level is developed and articulated.

Keywords: professional stress, legal adviser's stress, lawyer’s stress, psychology of advocacy work.

Column: Psychology of Professional Activity


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