For assistance with social and psychological problems, or any
problem that is interfering or could interfere with your work
LawCare offers practitioners the opportunity to discuss with a general
practitioner, Dr Jill, who has experience in treating social and
psychological problems, any problem that is interfering with or has
the opportunity to interfere with your work performance.
may be associated with stress (related to work or domestic situations),
alcoholism, drug abuse, gambling addiction, matrimonial difficulties, a
family crisis or career problems. The service is available to legal practitioners, or members of their immediate family, or law students, to assist with
To make contact with Dr Jill, you are invited to telephone the LawCare paging service number which is (08) 8110 5279, and to leave your mobile telephone number
. You will then receive a return phone call, so that an appointment can be made at a mutually convenient time for you to consult with her. It is best to leave your personal mobile number rather than a workplace number
, because to ensure confidentiality, Dr Jill will not provide any information to anybody other than you.
During the initial
consultation, Dr. Jill will seek to identify the nature and extent of
the problem. The treatment program may involve further counselling
sessions and/or referral to a specialist in a particular discipline or
to a specific support program for appropriate treatment.
The Law Society is pleased to be able to make a financial contribution to the cost of consultations with Dr Jill. From 1 July 2015, the structure of this is as follows:
- Per person, the Law Society will cover the gap payments for two consultations of whatever length per financial year.
- Accordingly, after the second consultation within a given financial year, Dr Jill will remind her patient that the gap payment for any additional consultations will not be met by the Society (other than in exceptional circumstances – see below). Dr Jill may then enter into a private payment arrangement with the patient.
- An exception may be made if Dr Jill recommends to the Society that the Society pay additional gap payments because she considers the person requires ongoing services and they are unable to meet the payments for further consultations (anonymity will be preserved throughout this process). The Society may then authorise that the Society will continue to meet gap payments relating to that person’s consultations.
Society’s only involvement is to administer the operational costs. The
name of any participant in this service will not be passed on to the
For general confidential enquiries about the Service, Annie MacRae can be contacted at Telephone: (08) 8229 0263 / Email: