Diversity in the Legal Profession

3 October 2019

I recently sat on the panel hosted by the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) to discuss diversity in the legal profession. It was a great night and I thought it worth putting to paper (electronically anyway!) some of the discussion we had, particularly if you are from a diverse…

What’s my Practice Worth to Another Firm?

17 September 2019

One of the common concerns senior lawyers we speak to have when looking to make a lateral move to another firm is the question of what their perceived value will be to a new firm and how to formulate a target list of firms who will place the highest value on their practice. So how…

My Firm has Me Trapped in X, and I Want to do Y

3 September 2019

What should I do? In the current legal climate, graduate lawyers for the first few years are usually just thankful that they have a job at all. For that reason, being fussy about the precise practice area they have landed in usually doesn’t become a serious factor to worry about for a while. But eventually,…

Looking for a Less Traditional Legal Career Path?

30 July 2019

If we’re honest, most of your law degree is geared towards setting you up in a private practice career of some kind. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re completely stuck in a traditional legal role if you decide along the way that it’s not for you. The soft skills you have developed along the way…

How to Assess if Partnership at Another Firm is a Good Fit

18 July 2019

  “Better the devil you know”. This is often the mindset when it comes to partnership promotions. After all, if you’ve been in a firm for a while and are looking at applying for partnership then you probably have a good feel for the firm. You already know who holds the power and who doesn’t,…

4 Ways to Build Better Relationships at the Office

27 June 2019

As we recently pointed out, the extent and quality of your relationships at the office is most likely going to be a major factor in any promotion decisions that need to be made. Beyond that, it’s also going to have a major impact on your career satisfaction. After all, who wants to turn up to…

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