A podcast about legal education to help students navigate an increasingly complex set of career path choices, and build the mind-set of being a life-long learner. We're here to promote innovative education, and diverse workforces by democratising access to career advice from both experts and current students alike.
“Don’t put yourself in a box”: career path adventures from solicitor to consultant in data, AI and ethics.
In this special episode we are joined by Lisa McClory, who talks about how she developed her career from practising as a solicitor in large firms to running her own consultancy advising businesses on Knowledge Management, data, AI and ethics. In the podcast, Lisa also talks about how and why she believes the “Environmental, Social and Governance” (ESG) agenda is now central to organisational strategies, and the impact of technology on collaboration.
Everything you need to know about legal apprenticeships – SPECIAL EDITION
Apprenticeships are a paid job and a programme of study funded by your employer. Within Law firms, Public Sector and In House, there are apprenticeships be to become a Solicitor or Paralegal, and there is a growing volume of Digital, Finance , Business Admin, HR, Project Management opportunities too.
Skill-kit revisit - part 3
As a final revisiting of our “Skill-Kit” episode for listeners, we think about the related areas of communication and project management. What does “good” look like when we are managing a project in terms of our communication? What choices of communication do we need to consider in general? And how have things changed as we emerge from the pandemic into a world of hybrid working, where communication options become potentially more complicated? Again, all three episodes will offer our ideas, perspectives, and some practical approaches to try!
Skill-kit revisit - part 2
In this second episode revisiting our “Skill-Kit” series for listeners as we come out the pandemic, we look at the area of ideas generation and experimentation. How is innovation best done, maximising creativity, and is this an area where collaborating with others should be a key goal? Also, where are the boundaries between ‘creativity’ and ‘risk’, and how could we think about those two aspects? All three episodes will provide our ideas, perspectives, and some practical approaches to try.
Skill-kit revisit - part 1
We thought that it is timely to revisit our “Skill-Kit” series for listeners as we come out the pandemic, reviewing some important themes which we should all keep “top of mind” – and giving some reminders of how to develop these skills. In this episode we look at a number of related areas. The ability to be agile and resilient, how to be more self-aware in relating to others, the impact we have (and would like to have!), and tips on creating the reputation or “brand” we would like.
Asking different questions: early career experiences in legal innovation
In this special episode we are joined by Lucy Dillon, now senior Legal Knowledge and Innovation Consultant, but previously Chief Knowledge Officer at Reed Smith, and Michaela Hanzelova, trainee solicitor at Reed Smith who has worked on a number of projects in the firm’s “Innovation Hub”. Lucy and Michaela speak about the value of innovating in how lawyers deliver their services for clients – and also what the experience (and learning) is like for a student moving through their early career phase and gaining experience on such projects.