Blurred image of people running
Friday 16th June 2023

Full Day EVENT | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Judicial work is meaningful and rewarding. It can also be complex, demanding and emotionally draining.

In this full-day event for recent appointees, you will explore the human dimension of judging – and how to take up the judicial role with optimism and confidence.   

This is a cross-jurisdictional and collaborative event. You will participate in facilitated conversations with your judicial colleagues to:  

  • learn about the known pressure points in judicial work  
  • explore opportunities for growth and fulfilment 
  • walk away with a personal wellbeing plan to support you in your judicial career. 
Twilight discussions 

The full-day event is supported by optional facilitated discussions later in the year. 

These twilight sessions follow an open and informal structure so you can raise topics of interest and share experiences on the human dimension of judging.  

Your facilitators will support you with relevant theories from psychology.  

This session is repeated on 27 October. To register for the October session please click here



Carly Schrever, LLB, BSci, MPsych (Clinical)
Carly is a lawyer, clinically trained psychologist, and award-winning empirical researcher, with more than 10 years’ experience in judicial education. As part of her combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) / PhD at the University of Melbourne, Carly has conducted Australia’s first empirical and psychologically grounded research into the sources and nature of work-related stress among the Australian judiciary. She has published several papers arising from this research. Carly developed Australia’s first Judicial Wellbeing online resource, and works with the Victorian jurisdictions to develop of a range of judicial wellbeing programs and resources.
Sally Ryan, B.A., Grad.Dip.Ed.Psych., MaClFT
Sally is a psychologist and family therapist. She develops and delivers programs that address the specific stressors of the judicial role and the ways that judicial officers can thrive in their work. Sally worked as a facilitator in men’s behaviour change groups and with individuals and families supporting them with a range of life stage challenges and mental health concerns. Sally is especially interested in building the capacity of systems and individuals working in trauma saturated environments, including the prevention and management of risks associated with vicarious trauma.