Guest speaker: The Hon. Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Victoria
Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Time: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start (AEDT)
The Honourable Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou is an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Before her appointment to the Court in May 2015, Associate Justice Ierodiaconou was a founder and Managing Partner of leading employment law firm Justitia. In 2014, Justitia was awarded the Sir Ken Robinson Award for Workplace Flexibility by the Australian Human Resources Institute. Justitia was also recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as Law Firm of the Year in 2013.
Associate Justice Ierodiaconou has been a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Council where she dedicated her maiden speech after election to the importance of flexibility and mental health in the legal profession. She was also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Steering Committee for Mental Health in the Legal Profession where she participated in policy and practical initiatives to improve wellbeing in the legal profession. Associate Justice Ierodiaconou has published extensively on mental health including articles to do with disclosure, unlawful discrimination and the importance of raising awareness of mental health issues.
In 2014, the Foundation formed its Victorian Committee, which aims to continue the great work of the Foundation for all members of the legal community in Victoria. The Victorian Committee is excited to host the inaugural Melbourne Lecture and it has been the driving force behind the formation of ‘Pleading Sanity’; a free support group for members of the legal community experiencing mental health challenges. ‘Pleading Sanity’ is an informal group that is independent of any law firms or professional associations.
If you would like to become involved with the Victorian Committee of the Foundation, or learn more about ‘Pleading Sanity’, please contact Erandathie Jayakody at [email protected]
TJMF is a volunteer Foundation. All proceeds from the Annual Lecture will support further work on the Best Practice Guidelines and initiatives to improve mental well being in the workplace.