How do I best deal with the challenges of being a lawyer?

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Personal Wellbeing ➲ Look After Yourself!

Practising the law is an important and rewarding profession, and at the same time it can be very challenging.

Remote Working Survival Guide

➲ The Remote Working Survival Guide.

Law Cover

The Law Cover Risk Management Education Program aims to provide support and guidance in avoiding or managing many of those challenges.

Law Cover's informative and engaging workshops, seminars, roadshows and briefings are available to their insured law practices and their staff.

NSW Law Society

The Law Society of NSW also aims to alleviate these challenges, particularly in the areas of mental health and wellbeing.

It provides access to confidential counselling through the Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS), and a list of resources that can help lawyers easily find the information they need to overcome both their own personal difficulties as well as those faced by their clients.

Mental Toughness + The Resilient Lawyer

➲ A Manual for Staying Well @ Work (2nd ed. 2020) by Robyn Bradley of RB Counselling & Consultancy Services.


This FAQ was created by James D. Ford GAICD | Principal Solicitor, Blue Ocean Law Group℠.

Important Notice:

This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.

It is not legal advice, nor should it be relied upon or used as such.

We recommend you always consult a lawyer for legal advice specifically tailored to your needs & circumstances.