Ahead of the WLANSW 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we spoke with NSW Change Champion of the Year 2021 and founder of Resolution123, Carly Stebbing. Carly talked to us about her passion for workplace rights and shared her key piece of advice for other aspiring female legal entrepreneurs.
Leaders in Law: Interview Series
Simone Herbert-Lowe is the founder and director of Law & Cyber, where she offers legal advice, risk management and consultancy services to businesses and individuals with a focus on cyber threats. As a popular speaker and regular contributor to Australasian Law Management Journal and the Law Society of NSW Journal, Simone is widely recognised as a thought leader on cyber risks and professional duties in Australia. We spoke with Simone about her passion to educate lawyers about cyber threats, the common misconceptions lawyers have regarding cyber risks and what steps lawyers and law firms can take to avoid falling victim to cyber crimes.
Ahead of the WLANSW 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we spoke with NSW Mentor of the Year 2021, Rebecca Hegarty. Rebecca is passionate about supporting young lawyers and is highly valued by those she mentors. Rebecca talked with us about what sparked her passion for mentoring and shared advice for other lawyers interested in taking on similar roles.
Ahead of the WLANSW 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner, we spoke with NSW Community Lawyer of the Year 2021, Lehana De Silva. Lehana is a solicitor at the Tenants Union of NSW, providing assistance and training to the state’s four Aboriginal Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Services. Lehana shared her approach to overcoming cross-cultural challenges and advice for young lawyers interested in the community legal sector.
Ahead of the 2021 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, we spoke with Pauline Wright, NSW Woman Lawyer of the Year 2019, president of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, and past president of the Law Council of Australia. Pauline shared with us insights she gained throughout her impressive career and expanded on her vision for the criminal justice system.
Ahead of the 2021 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, we spoke with Michelle Dixon, NSW Women Lawyers Change Champion of the Year 2019 and former CEO at Maddocks. Michelle has been recognised numerous times for her progressive and innovative take on leadership. We were delighted to have Michelle share with us her thoughts on what it takes to become a great leader, the importance of being authentic as well as the key women that have influenced her impressive career.
Skilled negotiators don't always know the outcome of the session when they begin. However, they come to the room with a series of skills and tools that give them the ability to drive the situation to a successful outcome. We spoke with award-winning family dispute resolution practitioner Lisanne Iriks to hear her perspective on what it takes to be a great negotiator as well as do’s and don’ts in a negotiation.
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.
Michelle Sharpe has achieved a huge amount in her legal career so far. Since joining the Victorian Bar in 2002 she has co-founded the Health & Wellbeing Committee, been awarded a Doctorate, and most recently, published a book with Lexis Nexis on Unconscionable Conduct in Australian Commercial and Consumer Contracts.
We spoke with Michelle recently about the release of her book, her reasons for becoming a barrister, and her thoughts on wellbeing in the legal profession.
Grace Lawson is no stranger to setting ambitious goals for herself; from participating in a recent climbing expedition in the Himalayas to becoming a respected family lawyer after a career in nursing.
In conjunction with the release of her latest online course with LawCPD, “Setting Aside Binding Financial Agreements”, we invited Grace to talk about life, practicing law, and recent developments in family law.