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From judges to the state’s brightest young lawyers, law makers and reformed law breakers: LSJ’s new podcast JustChat brings you conversations with those making and shaping the profession. 

Tune in to hear NSW District Court Judge Kara Shead SC discuss the importance of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the profession, revealing she requested to be moved to prosecuting “a nice stabbing” trial after bringing a traumatic child sexual assault case to verdict.

“I felt quite emotionally depleted, it was quite a traumatic trial,” she told the podcast.

“I think you need to be quite proactive to ensure you are able to deal with what’s coming up, and to seek variation in the work if you can.”

In episode one, the Secretary of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Michael Coutts-Trotter, opens up about his past as a jailed drug offender and how his redemption story led him to heading up the agency responsible for the state’s most vulnerable. 

Also available this month is a conversation with two of the state’s leading Muslim lawyers, Sarah Khan and Zaahir Edries, who talk about graduating law school in the aftermath of September 11 and confronting racism in the profession. 

The first three episodes are available now via your favourite podcast platform.

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