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.
Career Development & Productivity
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, and to learn about a special promotion we are running throughout Mental Health Month.
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.
Your time is precious, so chances are you're always on the lookout for solutions that will make your life easier. But the plethora of productivity apps on the market can be overwhelming at times! To save you time, we’ve put together a shortlist of the top productivity apps our team uses and the features we find most useful. Read the article now for an instant productivity boost!
Law is a demanding profession, and it is common for lawyers who are parents to feel like it is a struggle to balance their career and family. This is often particularly challenging for women, who usually take on the most of the mental (and physical) load associated with raising children.
We believe it is possible for women to have a satisfying career in the law and a fulfilling family life, and want to do our part to support them in achieving this. That is why we are proud to announce we are supporting The Juggle Podcast.
Each March, the Women Lawyers of Western Australia celebrate the achievements of women in the law at their Annual Honours Dinner. The event honours women who have recently been appointed to the bench, and to other significant leadership positions in the legal profession. It is also the night when the winners of the prestigious Woman Lawyer of the Year Awards are announced, as well as the winner of the Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust Scholarship.