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Why Zebras don't get Ulcers and Humans do - the Resilient Lawyer

Why Zebras don't get Ulcers and Humans do - the Resilient Lawyer
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Lawyers are prone to stress-based illness, zebras aren’t. Why?

The practice of law can be highly pressured, demanding, repetitive, and in some cases, difficult to make a living from. Lawyers have the highest rates of depression, anxiety and addiction of all the professions and, sadly, the highest suicide rate. Competition and an adversarial approach to everything can also make collegial relationships difficult.

Join us for this breakfast presentation where international expert Robyn Bradey will discuss stress and mental illness from a brain-based perspective.

Robyn will give you practical strategies and resources that you can use to look after your personal wellbeing, as well as others who may be struggling.

Learning objective

After this breakfast seminar you will be able to identify the symptoms of stress and implement practical strategies for yourself and others.

Who should attend

Practitioners from all levels will benefit from attending this breakfast seminar.


  • 7.30am Light breakfast served
  • 8.00am - 9.30am Seminar


There are no materials for this breakfast seminar.

Fee (incl GST)


  • $95 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $145 - Non-members

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
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Christchurch 27 August
Wellington 28 August
Auckland 29 August


Robyn Bradey for website Robyn Bradey
RB Counselling & Consultancy Services, Sydney, Australia

Robyn (BSocStud, SYD) is a Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with 37 years’ experience, 26 of those in private practice. She has been a youth worker, a hospital social worker, and an administrator. She offers professional supervision to a wide range of health, welfare and legal workers. She has been a counsellor, specialising in loss, grief, trauma, work related stress and injury. She has taught at TAFE, the Australian College of Applied Psychology, Community Centre for Welfare Training. She is currently working as a consultant and trainer for the UK Bar and Inns of Court, NZ Privacy Commission, NZ Ombudsman, NZ Electricity & Gas Commissioner, NZ Law Society, Legal Aid, NSW Community Legal Services, The Bar Association of NSW, the Law Society of NSW, the NSW and Commonwealth DPP, NSW and Commonwealth Ombudsman, Knowmore, Australian Red Cross, and a large number of other agencies and organisations. She has written 5 books and numerous professional papers.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Law Society Building
26 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand