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The Wellness Doctrines: For Law Students & Young Lawyers by [Doraisamy, Jerome]
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Length: 255 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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At least one in three legal professionals suffers from depression.

A litigious culture, extreme hours and relentless pressure – both internal and external – can all take their toll. Young lawyer Jerome Doraisamy learnt the hard way how pushing yourself to the physical and emotional limit can wreak havoc on your mental health and wellbeing.

Over an 18-month period starting from late 2011, including one period of hospitalisation, he suffered from severe clinical depression. His first book, The Wellness Doctrines, addresses the crisis in the profession head-on, offering practical tools and guidance for young legal professionals via insightful case studies from academics, managing partners, senior solicitors, graduates and students.

Showcasing a “by lawyers, for lawyers” approach, this book provides the inspiration a young legal professional needs to take charge of his or her health and wellbeing.

Praise for The Wellness Doctrines

“It carries the very important ‘you are not alone’ message … there will always be someone who has travelled the same journey and understands your predicament completely.” – Justice Shane Marshall

“An insightful and practical guide addressing a vital issue for our time.” – The Hon. Keith Mason, AO QC

“A must-have tool for every law student and young lawyer.” – Australian Law Students’ Association

“Honest and empowering.” – Kathryn Crossley (Founder, Survive Law)

10% of proceeds from the sales of The Wellness Doctrines will be donated to the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation. The Foundation’s objective is to decrease work related psychological ill-health in the legal community and to promote workplace psychological health and safety. Legal organisations across Australia can become signatories to the Foundation’s Best Practice Guidelines, which assist members of the profession to understand the initiatives and methods of management that assist in the creation and maintenance of psychologically healthy and supportive workplaces. Go to to find out more about the work of the Foundation.

About the Author

Jerome Doraisamy is a lawyer and writer from Sydney. He left legal practice after stints in commercial firms, academia and research, and a major federal government inquiry, to publish his first book, The Wellness Doctrines for Law Students & Young Lawyers, which peaked at #2 on iTunes and has been sold, in both paperback and eBook form, on all six continents. He currently works as a contract consultant for law firms and universities, with projects ranging from speaking and workshop engagements to policy development and review projects. In his spare time, Jerome is an active blogger, reader, podcast listener and cake baker, and also plays multiple team sports every week, including indoor soccer, touch football and mixed netball. His second, The Wellness Doctrines for High School Students, was released in May 2018.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3293 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wellness Doctrines (1 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015F8GYVU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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