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Cover Story

Eliminating mental health hazards

The fictitious firm, Hope & Associates, embarks on understanding its obligations under occupational health and safety law in managing the risks of mental harm in its workplace.  

By Chris Molnar

OH&S

Feature Articles

Judging stress

JUDICIARY

Judging stress

Given the impact of judicial decisions on people's lives, courts have a duty to consider and promote judicial wellbeing.  

By Carly Schrever

From stress to resilience

JUDICIARY

From stress to resilience

The County Court Supporting Judicial Resilience Program recognises the unique environment in which judges work and creates opportunities to enhance their capacity to manage stress and exposure to vicarious trauma.

By Judge Felicity Hampel

Empathy and mental health

LAW STUDENTS

Empathy and mental health

Preliminary results of a recent Monash University study indicate a possible link between low empathy levels and negative mental health. 

By Adiva Sifris, Brett Williams and Vicky Kordouli

Minding problems

DISCLOSURE

Minding problems

The problem practitioner, or the practitioner with problems? How the regulator approaches mental illness in the legal profession. 

By Michael Mcgarvie and Jennie Pakula

Helping junior lawyers thrive

NEW SOLICITORS

Helping junior lawyers thrive

The wellbeing of newly admitted lawyers is significantly shaped by their early experience of legal work. An environment that develops lawyers' autonomy, competence and relatedness to others can minimise psychological distress and promote thriving. 

By Tony Foley, Vivien Holmes, Stephen Tang and Margie Rowe

It's time to impose rules

ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

It's time to impose rules

Self-regulation does not work, so a change in culture and approach is needed to avoid the anxiety and depression lawyers suffer. 

By Linda White and Emeline Gaske

Clarifying and consolidating the powers

AGENCY

Clarifying and consolidating the powers

The new Powers of Attorney Act will clarify and consolidate Victoria's laws for general and enduring powers of attorney (POA) for financial matters and enduring powers of guardianship.

By Kerry Harrison

 



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CAB audit logoLIJ (Law Institute Journal) circulation September 2014 12,785 - CAB audited.

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