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.
Career Development & Productivity
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.
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.
Although you might not be able to claim your new Armani suit, you might be able to claim some dry-cleaning fees... as well as your online CPD!
Ahead of the June 30 deadline, here are some tips for what you should, and shouldn’t, claim this financial year.
Lawyers can use a range of strategies to manage their stress levels, time pressures, and deal with difficult situations. As part of Mental Health Month this October, we have put together a shortlist of great apps lawyers can use to manage stress and build resilience - both inside and outside the workplace.
October is Mental Health Month, and we have created an infographic highlighting some of the mental health challenges faced by the lawyers as well as some practical tips for improving mental health and wellbeing. Click below to read more.
Too often, it feels like time management tips for lawyers can just be summed up by “saying no more often”. However, this can be an oversimplification of the real challenges legal professional face when trying to optimise their time, both at work and at home. Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and best selling author, shares with us some time management insight.
How much time do you spend in meetings each week? If you are in a management role, chances are that you might be spending up to 50% of your time in meetings! Avoiding unproductive or unnecessary meetings is an essential part of time management for lawyers. Discover our infographic guide “Do I Really Need This Meeting?” to help you run more efficient and productive meetings in your firm or organisation.
There is a widely held misconception that being “aggressive” is an essential trait of a successful lawyer. This idea, repeatedly communicated and endorsed by popular culture, is not only shared by the public but also by some members of the profession.
However, the idea that aggressive communication is the only way for a lawyer to display confidence and get the outcome their clients want is fundamentally flawed. In truth, assertive communication can enable you to achieve much more for your clients whilst preserving positive, professional relationships with your colleagues in the law.