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N AT I O N A L W E L L N E S S F O R L A W F O R U M
Program
T H U R S DAY
5 F E B R UA RY 2 0 15
O P T I O N A L PH YS I CA L W E L L N E S S AC T I V I T I E S
6.30 / 7 am
6.30 – 8 am
7 – 7.45 am
WA L K I N G FO R W E L L N E S S
(MT AINSLIE)
B O DY B A L A N C E S T R E N GT H C L A S S
>> Elizabeth Lee
>> Liz Keogh
8.30 am
Registration, tea and coffee, Lotus Hall
9.30 am
W E LC O M E A N D AC K N OW L E D G E M E N T O F C O U N T RY
Auditorium
Associate Professor Gary Tamsitt, Director, ANU Legal Workshop
>> Opening remarks
9.45 am
K E Y N OT E A D D R E S S
Auditorium
Associate Professor Rachael Field, Queensland University of Technology / Wellness Network for Law
>> The Wellness Network for Law five years on: highlights, future directions and interrogating the
imperative for action
Chair: Wendy Larcombe
11 am
Morning tea, Lotus Hall and Tea House
11.30 am
S E S S I O N 1A – T H E S O C I A L
AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT
OF WELLNESS
S E S S I O N 1B – I N T E R N AT I O N A L
PE R S PEC T I V E S O N W E L L N E S S
FO R L AW
Auditorium
Seminar Room
Professor Paula Baron
Professor Jerry Organ and
Associate Dean David Jaffe
>> The elephant in the room? lawyer wellbeing
and the impact of unethical behaviours
Dr Rebecca Michalak
>> But the damage is already done:
when prevention is better than cure
Professor Margaret Thornton
>> Understanding the problem:
the neoliberal conundrum
Chair: Vivien Holmes
>> National survey of US law student wellbeing:
data on alcohol use, drug use, mental health
and a reluctance to seek help
Elizabeth Lee and Rachel Spearing
>> Wellness in UK legal education and practice:
voices of first year law students to members
of the bar
Professor Paul Maharg
>> Wellbeing and learning: what legal educators
and regulators can learn from progressive
primary education
Chair: Anneka Ferguson
1 pm
Lunch, Lotus Hall and Tea House
2 pm
SESSION 2A –
T H E S E L F I N L AW
SESSION 2B –
E T H I CA L A N D W E L L
SESSION 2C –
C R E AT I V E WO R KS H O P
Seminar Room 1
Auditorium
Seminar Room 2
Professor Paula Lustbader
Dr Colin James
Bernadette Healy
>> Teaching wellness through
the lens of professional
formation and civility
>> ‘. . . even when no one is
watching’: the integrity
of wellbeing
Lloyd England
Dr Justine Rogers
>> Reflecting on your
professional practice
through the creative arts:
an experiential workshop
>> Mindfulness embedded in
Monash Law’s curriculum
since 2009: now formally
assessed course content
commencing 2015
>> Connect better, do better:
integrating wellbeing into
legal ethics education
Florence Thum
>> The self in law: values
and meanings
Chair: Liz Keogh
Assistant: Marie Iskander
(Maximum of 16 participants)
Vivien Holmes,
Dr Liz Curran and
Anneka Ferguson
>> Enhancing wellbeing and
one’s capacity to deal
effectively with ethical
dilemmas in legal practice
Chair: Maxine Evers
3.30 pm
Afternoon tea, Lotus Hall and Tea House
4 pm
S E S S I O N 3 A – E D U CAT I N G A N D
A S S E S S I N G FO R W E L L N E S S
( WO R KS H O P S )
SESSION 3B – RESE ARCHING
W E L L N E S S I N L AW S T U D E N T S
A N D N E W L AW Y E R S
Seminar Room
Auditorium
Associate Professor Wendy Larcombe
Dr Nerissa Soh, Associate Professor Fiona
Burns, Associate Professor Rita Shackel
and Professor Garry Walter
>> Legal educators: please tell us what you
know and want to know about supporting
student mental health
Associate Professor Molly Townes O’Brien
>> Teacher as a marks vending machine
Chair: James Duffy
>> Unravelling mental distress in law students
Associate Professor Tony Foley, Vivien
Holmes, Margie Rowe and Stephen Tang
>> Wellbeing, professional identity and
satisfying the human need for striving:
preliminary evidence from newly-admitted
Australian lawyers
Chair: Carly Schrever
5 pm
Performance and close of Day 1, Auditorium
7 pm
Dinner (The Hall, University House)
F R I DAY
6 F E B R UA RY 2 0 15
O P T I O N A L PH YS I CA L W E L L N E S S AC T I V I T I E S
7 am
7 – 8 am
7 – 7.45 am
WA L K I N G FO R W E L L N E S S
( B R I D G E TO B R I D G E )
B O DY B A L A N C E F L E X I B I L I T Y C L A S S
>> Elizabeth Lee
>> Liz Keogh
8.30 am
Registration, tea and coffee, Lotus Hall
9 am
DAY 2 O PE N I N G R E M A R KS
Auditorium
Professor Stephen Bottomley, Dean, ANU College of Law
9.10 am
K E Y N OT E A D D R E S S
Auditorium
The Honourable Justice Shane Marshall, Ambassador, Wellness and the Law Foundation;
Judge, Federal Court of Australia
>> Depression: an issue in the study of law
Chair: Margie Rowe
10.10 am
Morning tea, Lotus Hall and Tea House
10.30 am
SESSION 4A
– RESILIENCE
I N PR AC T I C E
SESSION 4B –
E M OT I O N , E M PAT H Y &
R E L AT I O N S H I P S
Auditorium
Seminar Room 1
SESSION 4C –
WELLNESS IN
THE TR ANSITION
TO PR AC T I C E
Dr Tom Nehmy
Jenny Richards
Seminar Room 2
>> Work-based psychological
wellbeing for lawyers:
where is the ‘cutting edge’?
>> Developing a sociolegal theory of criminal
lawyering: increasing
wellbeing through holistic
engagement with clients
Judy Bourke and
Maxine Evers
Dr Michelle Sharpe
>> The Victorian bar’s
health and wellbeing
committee 2007–14:
improving the wellbeing of
Victorian barristers
Carly Schrever
>> Judicial stress: the
unmentionable and
the undeniable
Chair: Melissa Castan
Dr Adiva Sifris
>> Measuring empathy
in law students and
the relationship with
student wellbeing
Liz Keogh
>> Promoting wellness by
increasing competence in
dealing with emotion
Chair: Paul Maharg
>> Practical legal training:
connecting education
and practice; integrating
wellness in PLT
Joanne Purcell
>> Wellness and junior lawyer
reality: is it possible to
walk the dogs and work
16 hour days?
Madeleine Dupuche and
Mary Louise Hatch
>> The missing link:
growing new lawyer
wellbeing through soft
skill development
Chair: Elizabeth Lee
12 pm
Lunch, Lotus Hall and Tea House
1 pm
S E S S I O N 5 – PL E N A RY S E S S I O N
Auditorium
Laura Helm
>> Changing minds: towards a mindful profession
Chair: Stephen Tang
Panel discussion: Marie Jepson (chair), Mary Digiglio, Melinda Upton and
Associate Professor Rachael Field
>> Experiences and learning: examples of early steps in implementing the TJMF psychological
wellbeing guidelines
2.40 pm
Afternoon tea, Lotus Hall and Tea House
3 pm
SESSION 6A –
B A L A N C I N G E X PE C TAT I O N S?
S E S S I O N 6 B – S TA R T I N G W E L L :
T H E F I R S T Y E A R E X PE R I E N C E
Auditorium
Seminar Room
Corinne Tan
Joanne Stagg-Taylor
>> Great expectations and woeful
disappointments in law
>> Starting the conversation: embedding
approaches to hope and wellness in the first
year experience
Jennie Pakula
>> Regulatory approaches to the problem
sole practitioner
Chair: Michael Appleby
Panel discussion: Liz Keogh (chair), Craig
Collins, Bernadette Healy, Marie Iskander,
Kahlia Jenkins and Di Simpson
>> How can law firms and universities work
together better to help students and
young lawyers establish a healthy work/life
balance?
Tania Leiman and Deborah Ankor
>> Building positive purpose: connecting
commencing law students with
future practice
Associate Professor Rachael Field
and James Duffy
>> Teaching dispute resolution in the first year
for law student wellbeing
Chair: Molly Townes O’Brien
4.30 pm
W R A P U P A N D LO O K I N G A H E A D, Auditorium
4.45 pm
Conference close