A fireside chat

with Paul Callaghan

Staying Well in the Law with Aboriginal Lore
Wednesday 8 June 2022 · 7.30am - 9.30pm · 1 CPD unit


The busyness of life can get in the way of us noticing the special moments in each day. We know that practising gratitude and being present in the moment are good for wellbeing, but time pressures can get in the way of good intentions.

In this fireside chat, President Joanne van der Plaat and Paul Callaghan explore the benefits of viewing the world from beyond Western perspectives and discuss how Aboriginal Lore remains relevant to achieving wellbeing in modern times.

Join us on 8 June 2022 for a special breakfast to mark the first in-person Staying Well in the Law event, and learn ways to slow down the rushing so that you too can be living your best story.


Joanne van der Plaat | Read bio
The Law Society of New South Wales

Paul Callaghan | Read Bio
Callaghan Cultural Consultancy

Event details


Wednesday 8 June 2022


7.30am – Guest arrivals, networking and breakfast
8.00am – Welcome address and introduction
8.05am – Paul Callaghan in conversation with Joanne van der Plaat
8.45am – Questions from the audience
8.55am – Thank you and closing remarks
9.00am – Networking, photos and book signing
9.30am – Event concludes


Level 2, The Law Society of New South Wales
170 Phillip Street, Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000


1 Unit, self-allocated


Members: Breakfast event and copy of Paul Callaghan's book, The Dreaming Path – $49 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: Breakfast event and copy of Paul Callaghan's book, The Dreaming Path – $149 (incl. GST)
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“When the journey of your life approaches its autumn, imagine being able to look back and feel good about where you have been, what you have learned and what you have done. Imagine being able to say to yourself that you have lived the best story possible, walked your footsteps and embraced your new palette of colours at all times.”

Excerpt from The Dreaming Path by Paul Callaghan

If you or someone you know needs support, help is available. 

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