The ups and downs of getting back into chambers

21/10/2021

Wellbeing

Now that the lockdown has come to an end (for now!), it may be time to get back into chambers. But what does it look like when you decide to return to your chambers after:

  1. Working from home;
  2. Taking time off for parental/caring responsibilities; or
  3. Moving from one set of chambers to another?

Newer barristers may be feeling that they have had limited opportunities to build relationships over the past few months; more experienced barristers may be rethinking what they want their practice to look like.

Does it all feel foreign, and what do you do to transition and adjust?

The Barristers’ Safe Place is a confidential discussion group that takes place every two weeks. On Friday, 22 October 2021 we will discuss the Ups and Downs of Getting Back into Chambers.

All members of the Bar are welcome to share about anything that has led to this sort of thinking – or, to listen anonymously as others share their experiences. Our hope is that Safe Place may assist barristers to feel supported and to know that others are facing similar struggles at the moment. Concerns about issues such as workflow, finances, and professional reputation are very common (if not ubiquitous) among your learned friends.

All participants are admitted to a Zoom webinar anonymously. You can:

  • choose to identify yourself and speak;
  • speak without providing your name; or
  • listen, with other participants not knowing you are there.

The next Safe Place will take place on Friday, 22 October 2021 at 5.00pm.

Please register here.

Should you have any questions about the webinar, please contact wellbeing@nswbar.asn.au


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