Sometimes it can be hard for lawyers to prioritise their CPD. But by taking the time and thinking strategically about professional development, it can be a valuable tool to help support and progress your career. Read on for tips on how to get strategic with your CPD this year.
Reflecting on your year is a powerful and rewarding exercise that can help set your course for the coming year. But where to start? We have selected our favourite questions to help you start the New Year with a bang.
Flexible work has significant benefits for both individual lawyers and the law firms they work for, but misconceptions and myths about flexible work often get in the way of change. In this article Lucy Dickens and Jo Alilovic, who run the popular podcast Managing The Juggle, take a look at the top three concerns about flexible work, and suggest strategies for tackling these in your workplace.
Clarissa is a nationally renowned advocate for wellness in the law and a contributor at LawCPD.com.au. Read on to learn more about our favourite tips from the author of “Happy Law, Happy Life” on how lawyers can become happier while managing a successful career.
Taking a holistic approach to own ongoing learning that combines both professional development and personal learning activities can be extremely beneficial to your mental wellbeing. Learn more about how you can use your professional development as an opportunity to build both your career and your general sense of wellbeing.
For the second year in a row, LawCPD participated in the Disrupting Law Hackathon in Perth. Over 54 hours, five teams of law students came up with creative, innovative, technology-based solutions to a range of real-life issues facing the legal profession.
Read on to learn more about their exciting solutions and what might be the next big innovation in the law.
Mitch Kowalski is an international advocate for legal innovation, frequently invited to speak on the topic at conferences and universities across the globe. Author of our popular online CPD course, "Lawyers, Technology and Innovation", Mitch was recently in Australia. We took the opportunity to sit down with him to talk about his thoughts on legal innovation in the profession at a global level, and how Australian law firms match up to their international counterparts.
Every year, community legal centres (CLCs) lose thousands of precious hours triaging calls from prospective clients. The winning team from the inaugural UWA Legal Hackathon aimed to solve this issue with Lawra - a digital assistant that could quickly direct people to the CLC that best suited their legal needs. Almost one year on, Lawra is well on its way to becoming a reality.
LawCPD co-founder, Sarah Mateljan, sat down with the Lawra team (Georgina Due, Astrid Sweeny and Linda Mulenda) to gain insight into their journey from initial concept to viable technical solution.
The way people work is changing, and the new generation of lawyers is championing new work arrangements to improve work/life balance. As the advantages of flexible work start to outweigh the perceived associated risks, law firms need to adapt to remain competitive and to ensure that flexible work is implemented in a way that can benefit all.