Tagged with 'Wellbeing'

Law Week Goes Online - What’s on in 2020

What’s on during Law Week 2020

 

Monday the 18th of May marks the start of Law Week 2020 - an annual festival created to raise awareness of legal services in the community. This year, Law Week is not only celebrating its 40 year anniversary, but for the first time in the festival’s history it will be brought directly to your home. Discover this year’s program and other events across Australia this year.

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Why Employers Hate Flexible Work and What You Can Do About It

co-workers smiling

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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Leaders in Law Interview Series: Dr Michelle Sharpe

Leaders in Law - Michelle Sharpe Interview

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.

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5 Steps To Become A More Assertive (And Effective) Lawyer

Assertive communication help lawyers productivity and happiness

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.

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