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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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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.

    Board work makes you a better lawyer

    Board work makes you a better lawyer

    Motivated to support those less fortunate than himself, Nick Edwards has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organisations over the course of his career. The experience, he says, has made him a more rounded legal professional.
     
    On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Hamilton Locke partner Nick Edwards to discuss how and why he first got involved with board work for NFPs, rising to the position of board chair, learning about the intricacies of issues to be solved and the flow-on professional skills that come with such work

    The pair also discuss how lawyers who are keen to involve themselves in NFPs can roll up their sleeves, why such extracurricular activities might be crucial for professional development in a post-pandemic world, and why – on a personal level – it is so rewarding to give back.


    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!

    • 27 min
    The Corporate Counsel Show: Being a FIFA lawyer

    The Corporate Counsel Show: Being a FIFA lawyer

    James Kitching is living his dream as a senior lawyer for global football association FIFA. His work is every bit as exciting and stimulating as it is challenging, he says.

    On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by FIFA legal compliance division director of football regulatory, James Kitching, to discuss how he got himself into his dream job as a lawyer, the myriad international regulatory considerations that arise each and every day, and how the football association has navigated the extraordinary challenges of COVID-19 and still successfully hosted major tournaments such as the Euros and Copa America.

    The pair also discuss the need to be disciplined in order to manage the overwhelming workload that can arise, opportunities on the horizon for sports lawyers and appreciating that no two days are the same when one comes to work. 

    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!

    • 34 min
    ‘Prosilience’ key to cyber security

    ‘Prosilience’ key to cyber security

    The frequency of ransomware attacks has risen substantially in recent years. In an age where remote working is mainstream, ensuring one’s firm or business is protected is more critical than ever before.
     
    On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Clyde & Co partners Reece Corbett Wilkins and John Moran to discuss the volume of professional services businesses being hit by cyber attacks and why, how law firms are faring, new environmental factors giving rise to such attacks, what constitutes preparedness for attacks and whether businesses are better prepared since bolstering tech capabilities since the onset of COVID-19.
     
    The trio also discuss new solutions and strategies for businesses and lawyers to implement as the market looks to the post-pandemic new normal, the need for “prosilience”, the headline legal issues in the face of so many cyber attacks and evolving political and legislative frameworks to manage. 
    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!

    • 23 min
    Why royal commission work is so stimulating

    Why royal commission work is so stimulating

    Alexandra Tighe has worked on four royal commissions during her career, two of which saw her act as lead partner. Here, she discusses what such litigation work is like.

    On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Holding Redlich partner Alexandra Tighe, who won the Partner of the Year (BigLaw) category at the 2020 Women in Law Awards, to discuss the fast-paced nature of litigating a state or federal royal commission, the added pressure that comes with one's work being on the front pages of newspapers, and some of the “organic” professional skills that one gleans in the course of such work.

    Ms Tighe also gives her thoughts on the supposedly increasingly litigious culture emerging in Australia and whether it will lead to more royal commissions across the country, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as detail how she has kept up with clients and sought work in the past year. 
    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!

    • 24 min
    The Boutique Lawyer Show: Book writing is the new business card

    The Boutique Lawyer Show: Book writing is the new business card

    As the author of three successful books, Sarah Bartholomeusz
    understands how putting pen to paper can significantly improve your firm’s branding, as well as your professional standing.

    On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by three-time author and You Legal founder and principal Sarah Bartholomeusz to discuss why she chose to write her books and the personal and professional benefits gleaned from such projects, including raising her profile and bolstering expertise.

    The pair also talk about legal services for the medical industry, how lawyers working for this sector have fared in the age of the coronavirus, and how best boutique lawyers can start the process of writing their own books, if they so wish.
    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!

    • 25 min
    Protégé: What it takes to be a law student society president

    Protégé: What it takes to be a law student society president

    Taking the initiative, engaging members and making big changes where needed are just some of the traits of a law student society president that can make their term an impactful one while also setting them up for a successful legal career.

    In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by University of Wollongong’s Law Students’ Society president Theodore Totsis to chat about how he progressed from member to vice-president and finally to president, including the many achievements he and his team has had throughout it all.  
    Theo shares some of the moments of the past few years that he is most proud of, from creating a platform where all volunteers enjoy the work with the society through to interviewing former High Court justices like the Honourable Michael Kirby.
     
    He also discusses the skills and traits that it takes to be a president of a law student society today and how all of this experience can set someone up for graduate roles.


    The episode finishes with some great advice for listeners who are considering joining their own law student society, including: “Take the initiative before the task is thrown to you. One of the things we’ve discovered is that students are involved in their positions but only when they’re given something to do, but it’s also important for them to reach out sometimes. That speaks volumes.”

    • 20 min

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