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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.