Laughing at Lawyer Depression

Depression among lawyers is a major issue, but for some Australian lawyers a comic revue has proved so successful in dealing with the issue that they are making a return season, as reported in

Max Paterson, The Law Revue director and a lawyer at Landers & Rogers, said that the performers weren’t the only ones who were surprised.


“Friends and colleagues who supported us were impressed by the professional nature of the show and the standard of comedy on offer,” he said.


Last year’s show featured smoking monkey puppets and a bureaucratic plot to outlaw the sun.


The random series of sketches not only drew belly laughs, they also drew a crowd.


The event raised $10,000 for the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF), which is about to launch a set of voluntary industry guidelines that help firms and other organisations improve psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Paterson revealed that this year’s audience could expect an equally absurd “grab bag” of sketches that “poke fun of everyone and anyone”, with a few cerebral moments in between.



The performers include lawyers from K&L Gates, Ashurst, Minter Ellison, an ASIC investigator and a handful of judge’s associates.


Paterson said the eclectic ensemble has a few fresh faces that were selected from around 40 lawyers who auditioned for the 2014 production.

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