Latest wellbeing

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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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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Big Law 26 April 2023 ByJerome DoraisamyToo many lawyers work while on leave

At a time in which “right to disconnect” laws are being floated for Australia, legal professionals across the...

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SME Law 20 April 2023 ByMarguerite PicardMaybe yoga isn’t the answer?

In reflecting on the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR) and the wellbeing of practitioners, we should recognise...

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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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Careers 17 February 2023 ByIsabella FergusonShould lawyers take a break from alcohol?

I was a lawyer for 20 years. Things got difficult when I entered my 40s. I was drinking too much. This is more common...

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Big Law 15 February 2023 ByLawyers WeeklyFederal Court judge, award-winning lawyer join Minds Count board

Following the departure of Australia’s newest High Court judge, Justice Jayne Jagot, from the board of Minds Count,...

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Big Law 08 February 2023 ByJerome DoraisamyAussie lawyer named as commissioner on IBA Professional Wellbeing...

The International Bar Association has established a Professional Wellbeing Commission, with a lawyer and mentor from Leo...

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Big Law 30 January 2023 ByLauren Croft‘Vacation bonus’ incentives unlikely to drive real change

While one international firm’s new “vacation bonus” initiative has made headlines across the globe, some have...

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