Optimal Habits

Sustaining wellbeing in high performance culture
On-demand webcast · 1 CPD unit


The legal profession is notorious for being a high-pressure industry that requires lawyers to work on matters which can be distressing, traumatic and morally conflicting.

But in a profession where this is an inherent part of people’s roles, and these risks can’t be eliminated, focus needs to shift to establishing protective factors at both a practice and individual level to prevent burnout, vicarious trauma and moral injury.

In this session we provide answers and practical strategies addressing the following questions:

  • What’s the difference between burnout, vicarious trauma and moral injury?
  • Why is the legal profession at a high risk for these mental health and wellbeing challenges?
  • What protective factors can be implemented at a firm level?
  • What tools can individual lawyers utilise to sustain their wellbeing in a high-performance culture?


Rachel Clements

Rachel Clements | Read Bio
Co-Founder, Director of Psychological Services and Principal Organisational Psychologist, Centre for Corporate Health Pty Ltd and Resilia Pty Ltd

Cassandra Banks

Cassandra Banks | Read Bio
The Law Society of NSW

Webcast details

Recorded on:

Wednesday 15 March 2023


On-demand webcast


1 unit, self-allocated


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