Minds Count Foundation for Individual Leadership in Legal Mental Wellbeing
Clarissa is deeply proud to have been presented the Minds Count Foundation for Individual Leadership in Legal Mental Wellbeing award.
Clarissa often describes herself these days as an ‘Accidental Wellness Advocate’ in Law Land. It is not something Clarissa set out to become, but is a role she now takes with great pride.
The rates of mental illhealth in law continue to be far higher than in the broader population and it is through the work of foundations such as Minds Count that we are seeing tangible change.
Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards ‘Wellness Advocate of the Year’ 2019
Following many years of work as what she calls an ‘accidental wellness advocate’ in law, Clarissa was recognised as the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Wellness Advocate of the Year. Over the past 4+ years, lawyers both nationally and internationally have jumped aboard her ‘happiness project’ by listening to the podcast, reading the book, participating in the 7 day happiness challenge or 8 week online course, talking with friends and colleagues and perhaps most importantly, asking the question- how can I be a happier lawyer?
Clarissa is deeply proud to have contributed to furthering the conversation about wellness in law but we know there is still a whole lot of #lawlandbedazzling to be done!
Lexis Nexis and Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index 2017
Clarissa was recently recognised for her innovative ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life’ platforms, receiving the 2017 LexisNexis and Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index Award for “The Club”, an online community for entrepreneurial lawyers looking to make the best out of their business while making the best of their lives outside of the law.
Lawyers Weekly Women in Law 2015 ‘Thought Leader of the Year’
In 2015 Clarissa was awarded the Lawyers Weekly ‘Thought Leader of the Year’ Award for her work in opening a dialogue for better ways to support families experiencing divorce and separation. Clarissa is also the immediate past President of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld- the representative body for over 900 Family Law Professionals throughout Queensland.