40 episodes

This is a podcast for in house lawyers hosted by Mel Scott, Senior Legal Counsel at a global technology company based in Brisbane, Australia.

Join Mel as she interviews key people in the in house legal profession, shares insights and demystifies in house practice.

Connect with Mel on Instagram @TheInHouseLawyer or LinkedIn.

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This is a podcast for in house lawyers hosted by Mel Scott, Senior Legal Counsel at a global technology company based in Brisbane, Australia.

Join Mel as she interviews key people in the in house legal profession, shares insights and demystifies in house practice.

Connect with Mel on Instagram @TheInHouseLawyer or LinkedIn.

    Episode 40. “I get to combine my passion and purpose” - Mel asks General Counsel Elisabeth Flett about Building a Purposeful Legal Career | Interview

    Episode 40. “I get to combine my passion and purpose” - Mel asks General Counsel Elisabeth Flett about Building a Purposeful Legal Career | Interview

    About Our Guest:

    Elisabeth Flett is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Cancer Council NSW.

    Elisabeth and Mel discuss finding purpose and passion in your career, including Elisabeth's break from the law to study veterinary science and what drew her back to legal practice. Elisabeth was recently awarded 2023 General Counsel of the Year by the Association of Corporate Counsel.

    Connect with Elisabeth:

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabethflett/

    Instagram: @the.me.shaped.lawyer

    Connect with Mel:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theinhouselawyer/

    Counsel Podcast Page on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/67479008/admin/feed/posts/

    Instagram & TikTok: @theinhouselawyer

    • 53 min
    39. “I’m not here to teach the world a lesson. I’m just here to be me” - Mel asks Legal Counsel Yosr Hamza about working in the Middle East, Legal Careers and Caregiving | Interview

    39. “I’m not here to teach the world a lesson. I’m just here to be me” - Mel asks Legal Counsel Yosr Hamza about working in the Middle East, Legal Careers and Caregiving | Interview

    About Our Guest:

    Yosr Hamza is Head of Legal and Director of Legal and Compliance at Gartner.

    In addition to her work as a lawyer and business advisor, Yosr is a proud caregiver and advocate for her son, who lives with a rare disease.

    Connect with Yosr:

    Blog: https://docket.acc.com/author/yosr-hamza
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yosrhamza/


    Connect with Mel:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theinhouselawyer/
    Counsel Podcast Page on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/67479008/admin/feed/posts/
    Instagram: @theinhouselawyer

    Support:

    Thank you to Markster for supporting this episode. Visit markster.com.au or email kate@markster.com.au.

    Thank you also to InCounsel for supporting this episode. Visit incounsel.com.au for more.

    • 44 min
    38. Having fun and doing good: working in NFP and the public service with Movember's Cate Bennett

    38. Having fun and doing good: working in NFP and the public service with Movember's Cate Bennett

    Cate Bennett is currently Global General Counsel & Company Secretary for Movember, a Not-For-Profit operating across six jurisdictions with a focus on men's health.

    Cate also has a background in the public sector, having worked across public transport, justice and health services

    Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men's health working across mental health & suicide prevention as well as prostate and testicular cancer support.

    To see more of their work, and to donate or get involved, visit their website https://au.movember.com/about/testicular-cancer

    Connect with Cate
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catebennett/

    Connect with Mel:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theinhouselawyer/

    Counsel Podcast Page on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/67479008/admin/feed/posts/?feedType=following

    Instagram: @theinhouselawyer

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    Thank you to Markster for supporting this episode. Visit markster.com.au or email kate@markster.com.au.

    Thank you to InCounsel for supporting this episode too. Visit incounsel.com.au.
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    • 48 min
    37. BONUS: NFT LAND, VEECON, LEGAL TECH CONFERENCE REVIEW & MEL'S FIRST KEYNOTE!

    37. BONUS: NFT LAND, VEECON, LEGAL TECH CONFERENCE REVIEW & MEL'S FIRST KEYNOTE!

    BONUS EPISODE WHILE MEL DISTRACTS HERSELF FROM PRE-TRAVEL COVID TEST ANXIETY.... (UPDATE: NEGATIVE COVID - OFF TO THE US!)

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    @veecon
    https://veecon.co/

    NFT projects (DYOR, not financial advice)
    - VeeFriends
    - EveryDay Sloths
    - World Of Women
    - Boss Beauties
    - Dapper Dinos

    NFT resources:
    - OpenSea.io (NFT ebay)

    Legal Tech conference:
    - https://www.legalops.fm/
    - https://www.lexcheck.com/
    - https://ironcladapp.com/journal/contract-management/what-is-contract-management/
    - https://www.amazon.com.au/Tomorrows-Lawyers-Introduction-Your-Future/dp/019966806X
    - https://www.amazon.com.au/World-Without-Work-Technology-Automation/dp/0141986808/ref=asc_df_0141986808/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=463879774783&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4152845110137765068&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9069264&hvtargid=pla-919268624784&psc=1

    Connect with Mel:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theinhouselawyer/
    Counsel Podcast page on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/counsel-podcast
    Instagram: @theinhouselawyer
    TikTok: @theinhouselawyer

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    Thank you to Markster for supporting this season. Visit markster.com.au or email kate@markster.com.au.

    Thank you to InCounsel for supporting this season too. Visit incounsel.com.au.
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    • 23 min
    36. Legal vs Sales, Mel asks a Sales Manager, David Ball, the questions all in house lawyers wish they could ask

    36. Legal vs Sales, Mel asks a Sales Manager, David Ball, the questions all in house lawyers wish they could ask

    Dave is currently Founder & CEO of drop-in social audio platform, Longtime, as well as Co-Founder of first-contact messaging tool, Chatclub.

    Prior to starting Longtime & Chatclub, Dave led the APAC commercial team at Megaport (ASX: MP1) where he and Mel cultivated a collaborative relationship between the sales and legal teams based on mutual respect and trust.

    He also served as a Founding Board Member of Fintech Australia from 2015-2018.

    Dave has worked in sales, growth and commercial roles since graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation (Hons).

    Connect with Dave:
    Website: Hey.me/dave
    Also, check out https://longtime.live/

    Connect with Mel:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theinhouselawyer/
    Counsel Podcast page on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/counsel-podcast
    Instagram: @theinhouselawyer

    www.counselpodcast.com for more resources and episodes
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    Thank you to Markster for supporting this episode. Visit markster.com.au or email kate@markster.com.au.

    Thank you to InCounsel for supporting this episode too. Visit incounsel.com.au.
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    • 36 min
    35. Why starting your career in house makes sense and all things content creation with Emma Lilley

    35. Why starting your career in house makes sense and all things content creation with Emma Lilley

    Emma Lilley is the Sole Legal Counsel (UK&I) at SD Worx, the Founder of In-house Potter Blog and Instagram community and a O Shaped Lawyer Future Board member.

    Mel originally connected with Emma on Instagram. She creates content for aspiring solicitors and shares her unique career journey so that the next generation come into the law with a greater awareness of in house practice and how to forge a less traditional pathway after law school.

    Connect with Emma:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-lilley-0441ba82/
    Instagram: @inhousepotter
    Website: https://inhousepotter.com/

    Connect with Mel:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theinhouselawyer/
    Counsel Podcast page on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/counsel-podcast
    Instagram: @theinhouselawyer

    www.counselpodcast.com for more resources and episodes

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    Thank you to Markster for supporting this episode. Visit markster.com.au or email kate@markster.com.au.

    Thank you to InCounsel for supporting this episode too. Visit incounsel.com.au.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

YourPotentialforEverything ,

Great show

Mel curates wonderful guests and she is all about the human first. I love her style!

Niadancer ,

Love it!

One of my favorite podcasts. Mel’s style of questioning is so warm and engaging and she has amazing guests with interesting backgrounds and insights to share about their careers. I discovered the podcast when I changed jobs from a law firm to in-house and it has helped me immensely in understanding the ins and outs of in-house roles.

JBNEPDX ,

Great series!!

I really like this series. Working in business development, I interface with our in house legal on various issues. So far, this series has really been insightful for non-lawyers who work with in-house lawyers.

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