Lawyer By Day is a podcast about the inspiring, creative and sometimes weird things that practising lawyers do outside of their legal work.
Episode 09 – Lynne Haultain
Lynne Haultain is the Executive Director of the Victoria Law Foundation, Chair of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House), a former Victorian Law Reform Commissioner, a highly respected broadcaster and a communications expert.
In this episode of Lawyer By Day I speak to Lynne about the Law Foundation's new Law Week podcast about investigative podcasts (have a listen at https://victorialawfoundation.podbean.com) and why storytelling is more important than ever when communicating about the law.
This episode was made in support of Law Week 2018. To learn more about Law Week visit https://www.victorialawfoundation.org.au.
Episode 08 – Kylie Weston-Scheuber and BottledSnail Productions
Kylie Weston-Scheuber is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and Director of the upcoming BottledSnail Production ‘Famous Cases in Song’. Judges and members of the Victorian legal profession are performing two short and very funny operettas based on the famous cases ‘Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co’ and ‘Donoghue v Stevenson’ (the snail in the bottle case).
For this episode of Lawyer By Day I spoke to Kylie and cast members Ian Woolford, His Honour Judge Joshua Wilson and the Honourable Associate Justice Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou about why they are involved in BottledSnail, their musical pasts, and how we all might benefit from finding the right creative outlet.
‘Famous Cases in Song’ is being performed as a part of Law Week (14-20 May 2018 – www.victorialawfoundation.org.au) and you can learn more and buy tickets for the show at www.bottledsnail.com/famous-cases-in-song.
The songs performed by BottledSnail Productions in this episode contain lyrics written by New Zealand law lecturer Stephen Todd and are set to the music of Gilbert & Sullivan.
BottledSnail Productions started in 2013. It is a not-for-profit incorporated association and registered charity run by and for legal professionals that aims to generate a significant positive impact on the lives of those who participate in their productions, and make a sophisticated contribution to Melbourne's creative culture.
Episode 07 – Barbara Jackman
Barbara Jackman is a Canadian lawyer and a specialist in immigration, refugee, human rights and national security law. She is one of Canada’s most effective advocates for immigration and refugee rights, and an incredibly inspiring lawyer. I was very lucky to meet Barbara at a wedding in India last year, and she very kindly agreed to speak to me (on Skype) for this episode of Lawyer By Day. We talk about immigration and refugee law, being in Chile during the military dictatorship, being an advocate and spending time in court in the late 1970s and her career since, and why the government listens to her phone calls.
Episode 06 – Rebecca Lockwood
Rebecca Lockwood is a Canadian immigration & refugee lawyer, advocate, educator, and the founder of Grammatika International. I talk to Rebecca about the opportunities and challenges of this work, and needing to be on the move over many years.
Episode 05 – Belinda Wilson
Belinda Wilson is the President of the Law Institute of Victoria, a Director of Seafood Industry Australia and the former CEO and Corporate Counsel of Port Phillip Bay Scallops. In this episode I talk to Belinda about what it's like to be a lawyer in Gippsland, life as President of the LIV, the scallop industry, the why and how of some litigation against the Victorian Government, and how Neil Perry stepped into Belinda's corner when things got tough.
Episode 04 – Kate Dillon
Kate Dillon is a Knowledge and Innovation Lawyer, and the Founder and Creative Director of She Lion. In this interview I talk to Kate about acting, fashion law, the fashion and function of She Lion bags, business and entrepreneurship, sourcing leather, design, manufacturing in China, being a parent and much more!