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Attorney Larry Altman says the suicide of a Springfield attorney and news coverage of the suicides of about a dozen lawyers in Kentucky between 2010 and 2013 helped lead to the formation of a new Missouri Bar commission called Lawyers Helping Lawyers. Photo by Denny Medley

Bar confronts profession’s issues with depression

Attorney Larry Altman says the suicide of a Springfield attorney and news coverage of the suicides of about a dozen lawyers in Kentucky helped lead to the formation of a new Missouri Bar commission called Lawyers Helping Lawyers.