Professional services workplaces normally have a high tempo, high stakes, and a competitive environment.

Elwork and Benjamin (1995) described two groups of interventions—psycholegal interventions and reforms of the legal system—that aimed to moderate the effects of experienced stress and to decrease the severity of the consequences. Psycholegal interventions include different forms of psychological education, trainings, courses in psychology, the development of interpersonal skills and abilities to communicate efficiently, etc. Reforms of the legal system are suggested as a possible way to reduce work stress experienced by lawyers because, as explained earlier, stressors are divided in two groups and the second one includes stressors that result from aspects and characteristics of the legal system which a single lawyer has no power to change or control.