Well-Being Day - Lawyer Stress, Illness and Recovery

Well-Being Day - Lawyer Stress, Illness and Recovery

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Well-Being Day - Lawyer Stress, Ilness and Recovery

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Date: Friday 8 October 2021

Time: 13:00 - 14:30

Cost: Free of Charge

CPD Hours: 1.5 Group Study

Well-being of the Profession Day

In continuation of the Society’s Well-Being Initiative (now in its third year), and to coincide with World Mental Health Day, the Law Society of Northern Ireland will host a Well-being of the Profession Day on Friday 8 October 2021 as a supportive measure for our solicitor membership and their staff.

Legal work is sophisticated, demanding, and at times emotionally and cognitively draining. Lawyers work in intense adversarial environments, under time-pressure, and with clients who are often in crisis or distress. Historically, however, the stress and psychological impact associated with lawyering has not been openly discussed. Carly Schrever, lawyer, psychologist, and award-winning empirical researcher will speak to address this and provide useful practical tips which can improve well-being and lower stress.

This webinar will also interview local solicitor and Covid-19 Survivor Niall Murphy on his near death experience having contracted Covid-19 in February 2020. He will speak about how his illness and recovery affected and consequently complimented his legal practice. Niall will provide advice on first hand lifestyle changes he was required to make which have ultimately improved his quality of life.

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Carly Schrever BSci / LLB; MPsych (Clinical); PhD Candidate (Melb)Judicial Wellbeing Advisor, Judicial College of Victoria

Carly is a lawyer, psychologist, and award-winning empirical researcher, with more than 10 years’ experience in judicial education. As part of her combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) / PhD at the University of Melbourne, Carly has conducted Australia’s first empirical and psychologically grounded research into the sources and nature of work-related stress among the Australian judiciary. In her role as Judicial Wellbeing Advisor to the Judicial College of Victoria, Carly developed Australia’s first Judicial Wellbeing online resource, and works with the Victorian jurisdictions to develop of a range of judicial wellbeing programs and resources. She is a regular presenter at national and international judicial conferences on the topic of judicial stress and wellbeing, and has been engaged by several jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region to design and deliver tailored wellbeing programs for the local judiciary. Carly also works with the legal profession to provide wellbeing and stress management training.

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Niall Murphy, Solicitor

Niall Murphy is a Belfast based solicitor and partner in the practice of KRW Law. He qualified in September 2000, and his work comprises criminal defence and also assisting families bereaved in our recent conflict, with truth recovery, legacy litigation and promoting state accountability. In recent years he has represented at risk investigative journalists in support of a free and independent press and also the mother of Noah Donohoe, in respect of the pending Inquest. In March 2020 Niall contracted coronavirus, having spoken at the Brehon Law Society of New York Annual St Patrick's Day Dinner. He spent 28 days in Antrim Area hospital, 17 days in ICU on a ventilator in an induced coma. Niall speaks to that experience and how his illness and recovery, affected and then complimented his legal practice.

All Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Please note that all events are recorded and may be made available post event.