Research Participants Needed for Research on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Experiences of Legal Support Staff

We are looking for legal assistants, clerks, and support staff of Justice Canada, RCMP, PPSC, and to take part in a study about the realities of the job.

You will be asked to participate in a one-on-one interview about your experiences. The interview will be approximately 60-75 minutes long and will take place on the phone.

The study is about occupational experiences, stresses, and health. You will be asked to provide identifiable demographic and occupational information. As such, confidentiality measures will be followed to protect your identity, and these will be explained in detail prior to the interview. You will also be asked to read and sign an informed consent form prior to the interview. If written consent is not possible, verbal consent may be given at the time of your interview. Interviews will be audio recorded.

Participation in this study is voluntary and is not a requirement of the USJE or your employer. Neither the USJE or your employer will be informed of who does or does not participate.

To participate, or to receive more information about this study, please contact:

Brittany Mario
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Rosemary Ricciardelli
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Phone: 905 434 0807 or 709 864 7446

The proposal for this research has been reviewed by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and found to be in compliance with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s ethics policy. If you have ethical concerns about the research, such as your rights as a participant, you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR at or by telephone at 709-864-2861.

This research has been funded by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE).