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The Lawyers Weekly Show takes an in-depth look at the world of law in Australia. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings a personal touch to legal news. Our editorial team talking to lawyers and other sector experts with fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work or insights into the profession. Check here for updates or visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au for the latest legal business updates.

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The Lawyers Weekly Show takes an in-depth look at the world of law in Australia. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings a personal touch to legal news. Our editorial team talking to lawyers and other sector experts with fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work or insights into the profession. Check here for updates or visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au for the latest legal business updates.

    ‘It’s a lawyer’s duty to fight for justice’

    ‘It’s a lawyer’s duty to fight for justice’

    Cassandra Treadwell has always had a strong sense of justice. Therefore, after a 20-year legal career, she was well placed to enter the not-for-profit space, co-founding an international aid organisation empowering impoverished children through education.

    In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by former lawyer and co-founder and chief executive of So They Can, Ms. Treadwell, to discuss her legal career and how it continues to inform her NFP work, the critical issues being faced and addressed by her organisation in East African countries, and how and why law can be an altruistic vocational path.

    The pair also talk about the fundamental importance of education for children in developing countries and how best Australian legal professionals can give back in meaningful, tangible ways.

    So They Can is a philanthropic partner of Lawyers Weekly, teaming up with the brand for our Women in Law Awards, being hosted next Thursday, 10 December 2020.
    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: The hemp industry, the pandemic and educating Australians

    The Corporate Counsel Show: The hemp industry, the pandemic and educating Australians

    Teresa Cleary has had a rich and diverse legal career to date, and now with one year’s experience in a leading global hemp business under her belt, she is excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in a post-pandemic world.
    In this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Elixinol global general counsel and company secretary Teresa Cleary to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the hemp industry, stigmas that still remain about such alternative healthcare remedies, and how the age of coronavirus opens a window through which legal departments such as hers can better educate society about their products and services.
    Additionally, the pair talk about Australia’s uptake of medicinal cannabis and related remedies relative to the rest of the world and the duties of corporate counsel in this industry to push their companies forward.
    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
    Finding creative restructuring options for Australian businesses

    Finding creative restructuring options for Australian businesses

    With pandemic-inspired relief for businesses continuing, it is essential that businesses of all stripes consider and implement idiosyncratic strategies to ensure their viability in the new year and beyond. Those advising said businesses have a critical role to play.
    In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, brought to you in conjunction with our partners at Olvera Advisors, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Olvera co-founder and principal Lucy Vecchio to discuss the state of affairs for insolvency and restructuring reforms as the age of coronavirus continues, what businesses must be actively considering at this juncture and what can be learned from overseas jurisdictions.
    The pair also discuss the need for position reassessment as the end of the moratorium looms and why 2021 may present windows of opportunities for acquisitions and divestments.
    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!

    • 17 min
    The Boutique Lawyer Show: The transition from sole practitioner to employer

    The Boutique Lawyer Show: The transition from sole practitioner to employer

    At a certain point, sole practitioners may find they have too much work on their plates. Knowing how and when to start hiring people, and become a leader of a legal business, is critical.
    In this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Legalite Australia principal Marianne Marchesi and Studio Legal principal Jennifer Tutty to chat about their respective legal careers, the circumstances that led to them deciding to hire others, learning that a law firm is a business at heart, and how the age of coronavirus has highlighted opportunities to better collaborate with other legal professionals and ensure your legal business thrives in the new normal.
    The trio also discuss the importance of “hiring for culture, not hiring for skills”, the importance of wellness (both as a person and a professional), and other lessons learned along the journey of being a leader within a boutique legal practice.
    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
    WIL 2020 | Diversity Law Firm of the Year

    WIL 2020 | Diversity Law Firm of the Year

    The Partner of the Year Awards 2020 will be hosted as a live broadcast event on Friday 27 November, and as part of this virtual event, Lawyers Weekly is pleased to bring you a series of podcasts showcasing finalists across numerous award categories.
    In this episode, Lawyers Weekly deputy editor Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Shirley Southgate, executive director of Leo Cussen Centre for Law, event partner of the Women in Law Awards, and representatives from two finalists in the Diversity Law Firm of the Year category: Zoe Lynam from Proximity and Genevieve Collins from Lander & Rogers.
    The quartet discuss what diversity means in the modern legal marketplace, what efforts and initiatives are working and where strategies might need to be re-evaluated, how the age of coronavirus has impacted upon professional and financial investment in advancing diversity and inclusion, and where opportunities might exist for such advancement in a post-pandemic world.
    Lawyers Weekly will continue to recognise the achievements of talented female professionals in law in 2020 — despite not being able to host everyone in-person. Registration is free for our live broadcast, which will be held on at 7pm AEST on Thursday 10 December.
    Register now to be a part of the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year 2020 virtual ballroom.
    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
    Ethical perceptions of lawyers in 2020

    Ethical perceptions of lawyers in 2020

    For the third year in a row, Lawyers Weekly and Governance Institute of Australia are pleased to present an episode about the annual Ethics Index, with this year’s findings showcasing fascinating results about how ethical Australians deem lawyers, judges and law societies to be.
    In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Governance Institute CEO Megan Motto and governance, human rights and modern slavery legal expert Geraldine Johns-Putra to discuss how ethical perceptions of legal professionals have evolved since 2019, and why said perceptions have changed.
    Moreover, the trio chat about current and looming responsibilities of lawyers to best serve the communities around them, as well as respond to the ethical perceptions that Australians bestow upon them.
    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!

    • 37 min

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