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The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network explores the myriad issues, challenges, trends and opportunities facing legal professionals in Australia. Produced by Australia’s largest and most-trusted legal publication, Lawyers Weekly, the four shows on the channel – The Lawyers Weekly Show, The Corporate Counsel Show, The Boutique Lawyer Show and Protégé – all bring legal marketplace news to the audience via engaging and insightful conversations. Our editorial team talking to legal professionals and industry experts about their fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work, broader sociocultural quagmires, and much more. Visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au/podcasts for the full list of episodes.

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    • 4.8 • 71 Ratings

The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network explores the myriad issues, challenges, trends and opportunities facing legal professionals in Australia. Produced by Australia’s largest and most-trusted legal publication, Lawyers Weekly, the four shows on the channel – The Lawyers Weekly Show, The Corporate Counsel Show, The Boutique Lawyer Show and Protégé – all bring legal marketplace news to the audience via engaging and insightful conversations. Our editorial team talking to legal professionals and industry experts about their fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work, broader sociocultural quagmires, and much more. Visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au/podcasts for the full list of episodes.

    Why all lawyers need coaches

    Why all lawyers need coaches

    Research shows that nearly half of all US-based lawyers have executive or careers coaches. At a time of market turbulence and vocational uncertainty, it is time for Australian lawyers to do the same.

    On this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with Coaching Advocates, host Jerome Doraisamy welcomes former general counsel Claire Bibby and former law firm partner Lara Wentworth – both of whom left legal practice and helped co-found global lawyer coaching outfit, Coaching Advocates – to discuss the myriad environmental factors presenting professional challenges for lawyers of all stripes (including but not limited to the Great Resignation).

    The trio unpack how these factors, and the broader issues presented by the age of coronavirus, offer opportunities to reflect, whether lawyers are or should be open to change, what we mean by professional coaching and why it is so important, why lawyers should be unafraid of seeking such external guidance and what they can glean from such relationships.

    Ms Bibby and Ms Wentworth also detail how lawyer clients should be approached in accordance with their idiosyncratic needs, why it is incumbent upon lawyers to consider coaching as Australia looks towards a post-pandemic landscape, how and why Coaching Advocates can assist in that journey and the services they offer.

    To learn more about Coaching Advocates, click here.

    If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts (The Lawyers Weekly Show) and by following Lawyers Weekly on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
     
    If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you'd like to lend your voice to the show, email editor@lawyersweekly.com.au for more insights!

    • 39 min
    The Corporate Counsel Show: What you must demand from supply chains in 2022

    The Corporate Counsel Show: What you must demand from supply chains in 2022

    With consumers increasingly demanding ethical business practices, one of the biggest priorities for law departments this year must be to bolster standards and expectations for a business’ suppliers and partners, says one award-winning GC.

    On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy welcomes back Accenture strategic partnerships global legal lead Annie Haggar (who won General Counsel of the Year at the 2021 Australian Law Awards) to discuss the nature and state of affairs in ecosystem relationships, the need to respond to increasing consumer demand for ethical business practices, identifying practical steps to operationalise change and balancing proactive and reactive action to improve supply chains.

    Ms Haggar also delves into where improving supply chains sits in the triage of urgent priorities in 2022, opportunities that can and will arise from solving supply chain issues, how doing so can elevate one’s sense of self as a legal professional, lessons learned from such tasks, and becoming more than just a GC in such action.

    If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts (The Lawyers Weekly Show) and by following Lawyers Weekly on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
     
    If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you'd like to lend your voice to the show, email editor@lawyersweekly.com.au for more insights!

    • 26 min
    The Boutique Lawyer Show: Finding success as a suburban lawyer

    The Boutique Lawyer Show: Finding success as a suburban lawyer

    According to the new Regional and Suburban Lawyer of the Year, practitioners who work outside of CBDs are “very well placed” to meaningfully navigate the looming post-pandemic marketplace and sustain successful businesses, given what has been learned in the last two years.

    On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Glissan & Associates lawyer Rebecca Watters to talk about what drew her to work in a suburban legal practice, working across Sydney, managing a diverse clientele, garnering a broader perspective on one’s local community, and why having such close connections to those around you makes one a better lawyer.

    Ms Watters also discusses what it meant to her to win Regional and Suburban Lawyer of the Year at the 2020 Australian Law Awards, current and looming challenges for lawyers working in the suburbs as well as opportunities on the horizon, lessons for other suburban lawyers based on her success and what local contributions she is looking forward to making in the near future.

    If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts (The Lawyers Weekly Show) and by following Lawyers Weekly on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
     
    If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you'd like to lend your voice to the show, email editor@lawyersweekly.com.au for more insights!

    • 21 min
    Protégé: How working in a legal clinic shaped this new lawyers’ career aspirations

    Protégé: How working in a legal clinic shaped this new lawyers’ career aspirations

    Working in a legal clinic operating outside of her university not only exposed Juris Doctor student Nipuni Barandiwattage to critical legal skills, but also completely shaped the direction that she wants to take the rest of her budding legal career.

    In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by final-year juris doctor student Nipuni Barandiwattage to chat about her time working as a volunteer with La Trobe University’s Wills and Wishes Clinic, which delivers vital advice on will writing, power of attorney, medical decision makers, and more. 
    Nipuni shares how working with the clinic exposed her to incredible opportunities and allowed her to expand on important legal skills. Having found the program by chance, Nipuni said that being involved also inspired a new career direction.  
    As part of the episode, Nipuni also shares her thoughts on the recent digital developments in wills and why the recent COVID-19 pandemic gave the profession a good push towards remote execution. She also responds to some of the more vocal criticisms on this development and explains why it’s the way of the future. 
    We also have an important discussion about what it is like to be a young woman of colour in the profession and what needs to change: starting with putting commitments about diversity into action and making changes at the student level. 
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    If you have any questions about the episode or if there are any topics that you might want us to look into, please reach out – we would love to hear from you! 
    We’re also always open to new guests so if you have an exciting story to tell, if you’re standing out as a student or graduate, or if you can offer some tips for our young lawyers, get in touch.

    You can reach us here:
    Emails: editor@lawyersweekly.com.au or naomi.neilson@momentummedia.com.au
    Socials: Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter or reach out to me directly here.

    • 25 min
    Leaving the ‘lawyer’ title behind

    Leaving the ‘lawyer’ title behind

    Award-winning practitioner Cassandra Heilbronn has, over the years, built a sizeable brand as “Lawyer Cas”. When she accepted a role as chief of staff for a private family office in Saudi Arabia, she had to grapple with not referring to herself as a practising lawyer anymore and what that meant for her professional identity.

    On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy welcomes back Ms Heilbronn to discuss the exciting new role she has accepted in Saudi Arabia and what that job entails, deducing whether or not she can still refer to herself as a lawyer and what that emotional process entails, the sense of pride that one attaches to being a member of the legal profession and having an evolving sense of who one is.

    The pair also discuss adapting one’s professional brand to suit changing circumstances, setting new vocational targets for one’s self, redefining what it means to be a modern legal professional (particularly in an ever-changing marketplace), how such evolution pertains to the looming “Great Resignation”, and how Cassandra feels about the future of her profession – whether she returns to law or otherwise.


    If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts (The Lawyers Weekly Show) and by following Lawyers Weekly on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
     
    If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you'd like to lend your voice to the show, email editor@lawyersweekly.com.au for more insights!

    • 26 min
    The Corporate Counsel Show: Becoming an award-winning counsel

    The Corporate Counsel Show: Becoming an award-winning counsel

    In 2020, Calli Tsipidis won the In-House Lawyer of the Year and Rising Star of the Year (In-House) categories at the Women in Law Awards. Here, she discusses how she approaches her work and the factors she believes have led to her success.

    On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Foxtel Group legal counsel Calli Tsipidis to discuss the work she does with Foxtel, how the work of her and her team was impacted by the age of coronavirus, how an increased workload opened the door to new opportunities and how she adapted to changing circumstances.

    Ms Tsipidis also talks about the importance of being passionate about one’s area of work, the need to have a separation between home and work, putting one’s self in the best possible position to win awards and succeed professionally, being authentic, why it is so important to put one’s hand up for recognition, and what she is most proud of.

    If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts (The Lawyers Weekly Show) and by following Lawyers Weekly on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
     
    If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you'd like to lend your voice to the show, email editor@lawyersweekly.com.au for more insights!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

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Relevant to all lawyers

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Loved your interview with Hayley Tarr

I thoroughly enjoyed your recent interview titled, “living locally, practising globally”.

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Keep the podcasts up lawyers weekly. Really enjoying the breadth of stories and guests.

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