Hey everyone and welcome to week 8
Next week is the Perth Law Careers Fair! Lucky enough for UWA students, its on campus this year at Winthrop Hall, kicking off at midday on Tuesday 30th April. I strongly recommend anyone who is thinking about clerkships or graduating this year to get down and have a chat to a number of representatives from all types and sizes of Perth legal firms. At the very least swing past and pick up some free stationary in anticipation for exams. Check out the Facebook event page.
Ashurst Dinner Debate ticket sales are still going this week and next week – so make sure you get in early to avoid missing out on what is set to be a terrific night of hilarity, embarrassment and all round good fun. Tickets are available online
If anyone has any ideas on what you feel the Blackstone Society should be doing going forward for the rest of 2013, please feel free to fill out an anonymous feedback form. Your feedback is much appreciated and will be taken on board.
All the best for the week and I’ll see you round the courtyard.
Mental Health thought of the week: You are not the mistakes you have made.
The ALSA National Essay Competition is now open until 11 May. Essays can be on any legal topic, with a word count between 3,000 and 12,000 words. Submission requirements and the marking criteria can be found at http://alsa.net.au/
Coming up on the sport front we have AFL for the fellas and Netball for the ladies. Last week Blackstone took out the table tennis competition and are looking to keep up the good form. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with Natalie or Chris. Otherwise come down to either James Oval or the Netball Courts at 1pm on Wednesday 24 April for an afternoon of what promises to be a good show! More info can be found at the DLA Piper Blackstone Sports Facebook group.
For those interested in some social running or some more serious training for the upcoming City to Surf on 25 August, check out the Blackstone Society Running Club Facebook page.
1. Signups for the 2013 Ashurst Student Paper Competition are now open! To register for the competition, head over to the online sign-up form.
2. If you’re keen to find out more about what the Clayton Utz Trial Advocacy Competition involves but don’t want the stress of preparing, volunteering as an associate is a great way to experience the competition. Please contact our Trial Advocacy Co-ordinator, Zoe Lim if you’re interested!
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited instructors.
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches you how to provide initial support to someone developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental health crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention with people developing mental disorders. If crises do arise, then members of the public trained in MHFA have the knowledge and skills to take action to reduce the harms that could result.
The UWA Health Promotion Unit, The Law Faculty and Blackstone are pleased to be able to offer limited places to Law students to the Adult MHFA course. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the 2 day course.
Please register your interest as soon as possible to ensure a place in this award winning training program. See links below for course details and registration.