Judy Bourke is a senior lecturer at the College of Law Australia and has many years’ experience in postgraduate practical legal education. She has prior experience as a solicitor in city and suburban firms and as a sole practitioner mainly in property, commercial and estate matters.

For the last 10 years she has had a special interest in the mental health and wellbeing of lawyers and law students. Together with her colleague Michael Appleby she was instrumental in developing and implementing a mental health workshop. In 2011 this workshop was included as a compulsory component of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, which is offered by the College of Law to qualify law graduates for admission as an Australian lawyer. She regularly attends and presents at legal conferences and acts as a mentor for her colleagues on this topic.

Judy Bourke and Michael Appleby are part of the Australian Wellness for Law Network. They were Conveners of the 2016 Conference held at the Sydney College of Law. They are kindly sponsored by the College of Law for their International Conference attendance.