Research measures judicial stress

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Headline results from a recent study of the overall wellbeing of Australia’s judicial officers suggest that Australian judges and magistrates are under considerable occupational stress and at risk of burnout and secondary traumatic stress. However, unlike the rest of the legal profession, this does not appear to be translating to a widespread mental health problem within the judiciary.

Read the full media release, or download the article, published today in the Journal of Judicial Administration.

Please note that the article is available via Westlaw AU: Schrever et al, 'The psychological impact of judicial work: Australia's first empirical research measuring judicial stress and wellbeing' 28(3) AJA 141

Photo: Carly Schrever, Judicial Wellbeing Advisor, Judicial College of Victoria

Carly Schrever

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