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Diversity in the Legal Profession

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…

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

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…

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Will Taking a Secondment Hurt My Career?

Lawyers can gain many professional and personal advantages from secondments, but sometimes what seems to be a good thing can actually hurt your career prospects. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some factors to consider if…

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Looking for a Less Traditional Legal Career Path?

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…

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

  “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…

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4 Ways to Build Better Relationships at the Office

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…