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Big Law 14 September 2023 ByStefanie CostiLegal workplaces are far from ‘OK’

Certain legal workplaces have absolutely no business hopping on the R U OK? Day bandwagon, writes Stefanie Costi.

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The Bar 31 July 2023 ByJerome DoraisamyNZ chief judges move to address concerns for lawyers’ wellbeing

The chief judges of both the High Court and District Court in New Zealand have taken the “unusual step” of writing...

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SME Law 10 July 2023 ByStefanie CostiWorkplace PTSD haunts lawyers

It is imperative that we unmask the legal world’s silent nightmare, writes Stefanie Costi.

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Big Law 30 June 2023 ByIsabella Ferguson‘Dry July’ motivation for stressed lawyers

I work with many lawyers, and without fail, the word that is used to describe their lives after a break from alcohol is...

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SME Law 22 June 2023 ByLauren CroftThe benefit of 12 paid wellness days a year

This boutique offers its staff one fully paid wellness or mental health day a month on top of regular leave entitlements...

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Big Law 22 June 2023 ByNaomi NeilsonStudent claims legal admission board discriminated against disability

A former law student demanded the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) publicly apologise and hand over more than...

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Big Law 26 May 2023 ByLauren CroftMore awareness needed to combat ‘avalanche’ of mental health...

Burnout and poor mental health go hand in hand and are both massive issues within the legal profession, something this...

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Big Law 22 May 2023 ByLauren Croft‘Firms need to address’ burnout in lawyers

Lawyers have been revealed to have one of the highest stress levels of any profession, which can result in burnout and...

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Big Law 27 March 2023 ByLauren CroftEmployee wellbeing is now a ‘positive legal obligation’ — and...

With 90 per cent of the Australian workforce reportedly overwhelmed and despite new WHS regulations coming into play in...

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The Bar 24 March 2023 ByJerome DoraisamyJudge Mark Ritter on the treatment of young lawyers, getting to the...

Newly appointed West Australian District Court Judge Mark Ritter SC recently spoke with Lawyers Weekly about improving...

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