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Public Health: Flattening the curve – Why the law should allow for compulsory testing in a pandemic
Public Health: Flattening the curve – Why the law should allow for compulsory testing in a pandemic

 Bill O’Shea, Stephen Taffe, Meghan Warren, Jayr Teng and Alexander Laurence 01 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to amend the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to protect the community.

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Health and wellbeing: Harnessing  resilience skills
Health and wellbeing: Harnessing resilience skills

 Menoz Bowler 01 Oct 2020

Working from home during COVID-19 is no easy task for many lawyers, especially those with children at home. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

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A Reasonable Standard
A Reasonable Standard

 Gianna Fermo 15 Sep 2020

Mental illness is a prominent issue among the legal community. It does not discriminate between law students or legal professionals. The 2007 Beaton Consulting and Beyond Blue National Depression Initiative revealed that lawyers and law students have alarming rates of mental illness and symptoms. When compared to other professions, lawyers experienced the highest incidence of depressive symptoms.

 

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Health and wellbeing: Zooming in on fatigue
Health and wellbeing: Zooming in on fatigue

 Law Institute Journal 01 Sep 2020

Feeling physically and mentally depleted as a result of screen fatigue is not uncommon. There are strategies to help manage working remotely.

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Mental health: Barriers to wellbeing revealed
Mental health: Barriers to wellbeing revealed

 Carolyn Ford 01 Aug 2020

High levels of psychological distress are seen to be driven by systemic factors within the profession, according to a new report from the Victorian Legal Services Board. 

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Health and wellbeing: Beware  new wave  of stress
Health and wellbeing: Beware new wave of stress

 Tania Menahem 01 Aug 2020

It is beneficial to remain hopeful and positive as the working environment continues to change.

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LIV Submission for the VLSB+C CPD review
LIV Submission for the VLSB+C CPD review

 LIV Member Knowledge and Learning and Policy, Advocacy and Professional Standards teams 24 Jul 2020

The LIV has made a submission to the VLSB+C for its review of Continuing Professional Development...

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10 tips for working from home during the COVID-19 era
10 tips for working from home during the COVID-19 era

 Tessa Micucci and Amanda Di Placido 20 Jul 2020

COVID-19 took the world by storm, upending our lives and work in a dramatic way. Given the “working from home” era is only just beginning, here are ten tips to get you through lockdown 2.0 and beyond.

 

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Health and wellbeing: Back to the office
Health and wellbeing: Back to the office

 Emma Howard 01 Jul 2020

Following a calm yet cautious approach and actively managing your wellbeing will help you return to work.

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Wellbeing: Looking after yourself during COVID-19
Wellbeing: Looking after yourself during COVID-19

 Stephen Macdonald and Emily Knowles 01 Jun 2020

Practical tips to keep you thinking well, doing well and being well during this time. 

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Health and wellbeing: Towards a  smooth transition
Health and wellbeing: Towards a smooth transition

 John Stack 01 Jun 2020

Career experiences later lawyers have lived are often overlooked and not given the proper consideration, which can lead to anxiety.

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Beyond the law: Getting creative with workplace connection
Beyond the law: Getting creative with workplace connection

 Karin Derkley 01 Jun 2020

Commercial lawyer Lauren Kelindeman has put into practice techniques she’d picked up from research on wellbeing.

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Health and wellbeing: Working in isolation
Health and wellbeing: Working in isolation

 Peter Docherty 01 May 2020

For teams working remotely it is critical to maintain a structure for regular communication and engagement.

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Health and wellbeing: Take care and feel better
Health and wellbeing: Take care and feel better

 Anne-Marie Cade 01 Apr 2020

Cultivating empathy helps lawyers improve mental health and wellbeing.

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COVID-19 Practice Contingency Planning
COVID-19 Practice Contingency Planning

 Peter Docherty 23 Mar 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 hits the legal profession and the wider community we need to consider new and emerging issues that may impact you and your teams. The issue of social isolation has been a challenge facing sole practitioners for decades, but as we embrace technology and reduce the traditional face to face interactions with our peers we need to be mindful of how this will impact well-being.

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