The Supreme and County Courts of Victoria invites practitioners to attend the latest joint seminar on practitioner wellbeing.

On Thursday, 16 May 2019 the Supreme and County Courts are co-hosting a free morning seminar entitled, ‘Wellbeing for young practitioners: dealing with vicarious trauma’.

An experienced psychologist will explain why vicarious trauma is an issue for the legal profession and a senior legal practitioner will discuss the landmark case of YZ v The Age Co Ltd [2018] VCC 148 (on appeal ).

A panel of judicial officers and legal practitioners will then share their experiences and provide practical advice on how to recognise and deal with vicarious trauma.


Chief Justice Ferguson (Chair/moderator)
Judge O’Neill, County Court
Bernadette Healy, VicBar consultant psychologist
Victoria Keays, Principal Lawyer at Gordon Legal
Arushan Pillay, VicBar

Event details

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019

Time: 8.30am to 9.30am

Location: Owen Dixon Chambers East, Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, 205 William Street, Melbourne

RSVP: RSVP via Eventbrite no later than 13 May 2019. Places are limited, early registration is encouraged. 

For those unable to attend, the seminar will be live-streamed and available to view on-demand on the Supreme Court’s website from 8.30am on Thursday, 16 May.

View and/or download the event flyer below.

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Published on 29 April 2019