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4 good reasons to move jobs before Xmas…

18 October 2018

Given that the Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and Christmas decorations have been up in stores now for months, a lot of lawyers we speak to assume there’s no point in looking for a job until the new year. Well, it’s time to dispel that myth! Now is perhaps the best time for…

Problems, Politics and People in your Legal Career (and how to deal with them)

11 October 2018

On a nearly daily basis, we spend time with young lawyers who simply don’t like their jobs. As we talk with them, often this isn’t to do with their legal career as much as it is to do with their particular job. What we’ve found is not only that many of the negative experiences are…

Do You Really Want to be a Partner In THAT Firm?

26 September 2018

While climbing the ladder to partnership in your current firm is often the default method of promotion, sometimes an opportunity arises to accept a partnership in a new firm. And although the temptation is to leap at partnership whenever, and wherever, it’s offered, sometimes that isn’t a wise choice for your long term prosperity.  In…

I Hate Being a Lawyer – is it me, my firm, or the law generally?

19 September 2018

It won’t come as a shock to anyone that lots of lawyers end up hating their jobs. Sad lawyers aren’t hard to find – maybe you’ve met one, maybe you’ve read about one, and maybe you’re becoming one. If that’s you, then wallowing in your dissatisfaction isn’t likely to help. To begin approaching a solution,…

Why Aren’t I Partner Yet and What Can I Do About It?

12 September 2018

Despite the long list of alternatives to the traditional partnership path (another blog topic itself), many lawyers in private practice still desire to make partner at some point in their career. As the practise of law becomes more commercially competitive, and the number of lawyers striving for the corner office steadily increases, one question comes…

Is it Time to move In-House?

13 August 2018

For many lawyers we meet and speak to, a move in-house as legal counsel or general counsel is seen as the holy grail and the ultimate career goal. And with good reason – in-house positions offer a number of benefits and changes that many lawyers find an attractive proposition. Of course, sometimes there are unexpected…

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