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Helping Junior Lawyers Thrive

Foley, Anthony; Holmes, Vivien; Tang, Stephen; Rowe, Margaret

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There has been increased discussion over the past few years about the mental health of lawyers. Most previous studies have researched the extent and causes of psychological distress in law students and lawyers. There has been less attention on also understanding what helps lawyers to thrive and become happy, healthy and ethical members of the legal profession. Our research project, the Transition to Professional Practice Project, has focused on this latter aspect, looking specifically at...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFoley, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Vivien
dc.contributor.authorTang, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:42:23Z
dc.identifier.issn0023-9267
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/24525
dc.description.abstractThere has been increased discussion over the past few years about the mental health of lawyers. Most previous studies have researched the extent and causes of psychological distress in law students and lawyers. There has been less attention on also understanding what helps lawyers to thrive and become happy, healthy and ethical members of the legal profession. Our research project, the Transition to Professional Practice Project, has focused on this latter aspect, looking specifically at Australian lawyers in their first year of practice. This can be a difficult and exciting time, but is always a critical period of discovery and change. We were interested to see how newcomers make the transition from student to legal professional and how they develop their professional identity, in the sense of developing their beliefs and practices about what it means to be a lawyer. Lawyers-to-be are often not given opportunities to explore these issues in law school, sometimes resulting in a collision of expectations and reality when first exposed to legal practice.
dc.publisherLaw Institute of Victoria
dc.rightsThe publisher permission to archive the version was received via email on 30/03/17
dc.sourceLaw Institute Journal
dc.titleHelping Junior Lawyers Thrive
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume89
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor180121 - Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1015647xPUB33
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFoley, Anthony, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHolmes, Vivien, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationTang, Stephen, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRowe, Margaret, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue9
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage44
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage47
local.identifier.absseo940502 - Professions and Professionalisation
local.identifier.absseo970118 - Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
local.identifier.absseo939908 - Workforce Transition and Employment
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T11:07:32Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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