Supporting a safe and healthy legal workplace

Resources

Australian Research, Reports, Studies:

 

 

 

 

 

  •  Townes O’Brien, M., Tang, S. & Hall, K. (2011). No time to lose: Negative impact on law student wellbeing may begin in year one. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 2(2), 49-60. doi: 10.5204/intjfyhe.v2i2.84
    https://fyhejournal.com/article/download/84/92

 

 

 

 

International Research

  • Krill P.R. Johnson R. Albert L. (2016) The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys  Journal of Addict Med. 2016 Feb; 10(1): 46–52. doi:  10.1097/ADM.0000000000000182
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4736291/

 

  • Krieger L. Sheldon K.M. (2014) What makes lawyers happy? Transcending the anecdotes with data from 6200 lawyers.

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Krieger-and-Sheldon_excerpt1.pdf

 

  • Krieger L. (2002) Institutional Denial About the Dark Side of Law School and Fresh Empirical Guidance for Constructively Breaking the Silence

    https://lawyerswithdepression.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/institutional-denial-about-the-dark-side-of-law-school.pdf

Research on the  impact of the workplace on Mental Wellbeing

  • Shain M. (1999) The role of the workplace in the production and containment of health costs: the case of stress‐related disorders.  Leadership in Health Services, Volume: 12 Issue: 2, 1999
    DOI:   http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13660759910266775

 

 

 

  • LaMontagne, Anthony D, Keegel, Tessa, Vallance, Deborah, Ostry, Aleck and Wolfe, Rory (2008), Job strain — Attributable depression in a sample of working Australians: Assessing the contribution to health inequalities, BMC Public Health, vol. 8, no. Article 181, pp. 1‐9. Available from Deakin Research Online: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061301

 

 

 

  • Shain M. (2011) the Road to Psychological Safety : Legal, scientific and social foundations for a national standard for psychological safety in the workplace http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/Workforce_2011/T he_Road_to_Psychological_Safety.pdf

 

 

 

  • Omari, M. , & Paull, M. (2013). ‘Shut up and bill’: Workplace bullying challenges for the legal profession. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 20(2), 141-160. Available online at here This Journal Article is posted at Research Online http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ecuworks2013/811

 

  • Michalek, R.T. (2013) Beyond slips, trips, and falls The emerging importance of psychosocial risk management www.qls.com.au//Beyond_Slips_Trips_and_Falls_Rebecca_Michalak_Proctor_May.

 

  • LaMontagne A. D. Martin A. Page K. M. Reayley N. J. Noblet A. J. Milner A.  J. Keegel, T. Smith P.M.  (2014) Workplace mental health: developing an integrated intervention approach BMC Psychiatry201414:131  DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-131

 

  • Michalek R. T. (2015) Causes and Consequences of Work-Related Psychosocial Risk Exposure A Comparative Investigation of Organisational Context, Employee Attitudes, Job Performance and Wellbeing in Lawyers and Non-Lawyer Professionals ISBN: 978-0-9874106-0-3 (Print version) ISBN: 978-0-9874106-1-0 (Electronic version)

 

 

National Standard Canada released 2013

Implementation of the Standard

Employer Guide

Sample psychological health and safety policy

Articles

  • Ierodiaconou M.J. Foster R. (2013) “Telling Admissions: Disclosing mental illness among lawyers”. Jan/Feb 2013 87 (1/2) LIJ p.32.
    http://www.liv.asn.au/Practice-Resources/Law-Institute-Journal/Archived-Issues/LIJ-Jan-Feb-2013/Telling-admissions–Disclosing-mental-illness-amon
  • Ierodiaconou M.  J.  Foster R. (2013) “Laying it on the line: Mental health issues in the legal profession”. LSJ June 2013 p.60-6.
  • Ierodiaconou M.J. (2013) “Reasonable adjustments for workers with disabilities: accommodating disability in the workplace”. Ethos/ December 2013. link to pdf
  • Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou (2015) “Inspiring Change: Creating a healthy work environment is key to sustainable lawyering and the mental wellbeing of the profession”. December 2015 LIJ p.48-51.
  • Ierodiaconou M.J. (2015)  National Wellness for Law Forum. Ethos March 2015 p.16-17.