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Mental wellbeing: interview with Graham Boal QC, former Old Bailey judge

Thursday 19 August 2021

In this episode of the Legal Policy and Research Unit's Sustainable Law in Action podcast series, Sara Carnegie, IBA Legal Projects Director, speaks to Graham Boal QC, former judge at the Old Bailey, about imposter syndrome and how success is not necessarily synonymous with greater confidence and wellbeing. They also focus on the devastating effects of alcoholism and depression, the stigma commonly associated with them and why promoting mental wellbeing is so important to ensure sustainable career development for legal professionals.  

The discussion draws on personal accounts from Boal's memoirs, A Drink at the Bar: A memoir of crime, justice and overcoming personal demons, and references the ongoing work of the IBA on lawyer wellbeing in a global context. 

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Music: INOSSI - Chill Out [NCS BEST OF] https://youtu.be/vSUXmdhNFng