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Advanced application of legal technology is changing what it means to be a lawyer. Crowd & Co is using technology to drive #futurelaw. Here we keep you updated with our thoughts on this fascinating industry, and some tips on how to thrive in it.

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19 June 2018

Megan Lawton, Principal Lawyer at VIVID Advice and former CEO Law Society Northern Territory, on best advice and biggest hopes

Megan Lawton, Principal Lawyer at VIVID Advice and former CEO of the Law Society Norther Territory, says she was proud to represent the Northern Territory as a thought leader finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law awards. Here, she ponders the...

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14 June 2018

Bree Knoester, Managing Partner at Adviceline Injury Lawyers, offers thoughts on career growth and the future of the legal profession

Bree Knoester, Managing Partner at Adviceline Injury Lawyers (a division of Holding Redlich), was called to the Bar after only 2 years in practice but eventually found her way back to practising as a solicitor. She says the experience she gained at...

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31 May 2018

Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Partner at Gilbert + Tobin, tells us about her approach to client management, flexibility and more

Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Partner at Gilbert + Tobin, was named Dealmaker of the Year at the Women in Law Awards 2017, and this year was named among the top 13 female lawyers globally in the Acritas Stars report. 

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17 May 2018

Anne-Marie Cade, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, tells us how she re-framed her approach to the law

Anne-Marie Cade, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Lawyer, last year took home the Women in Law Thought Leader of the Year award. She says the biggest mistake she made when starting out was doing everything that lawyers traditionally do. 

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08 March 2018

Sue Kench, Global Chief Executive of KWM talks about her career path and why lawyers should be more deliberate about their career plans

Sue Kench, Global Chief Executive of KWM, humbly describes herself as the Steven Bradbury of law firm management and encourages lawyers to be more deliberate about their career plans. 

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01 February 2018

Claudia King, CEO and co-founder of Automio | From lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur

Claudia King, CEO and co-founder of Automio, won the individual award in the LexisNexis Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index 2017. She says being clear about her mission has helped guide her career from lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur and find...

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16 January 2018

2018. New Year's tips for lawyers

With most of the professional workforce now back to work, it's an ideal time to set yourself up for the year. We’ve put together some tips to get you prepped for work and, ultimately, success in 2018.

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09 January 2018

Louise Mathias, Barrister | Mediator | Collaborative Coach | Family Law Arbitrator

Louise Mathias, Barrister & Mediator at Elizabeth Street Chambers, left school at 16 years of age and worked in a wide variety of diverse roles, including Medical Practice Management for 15 years, before starting her legal career. 

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20 December 2017

Angela Lynch, CEO of Women’s Legal Service Qld talks to us about her career drivers, achievements and challenges

Angela Lynch, CEO of Women’s Legal Service Qld was awarded the 2017 Women in Law Excellence Award, receiving the highest score of all entrants across many different legal sectors.

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06 December 2017

Lawyers: How to cultivate your legal network

An important part of being an independent lawyer is building relationships and cultivating your network. There’s a range of options out there that enables lawyers to do this easily (and cheaply) from social media to online communities. But where to...

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21 November 2017

Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association: from Wollongong University law grad to CEO in less than 10 years

Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association moved from Wollongong University law graduate to CEO in less than 10 years.  

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07 November 2017

Melanie Schwartz, Senior lecturer at UNSW Law Faculty and award-winning lawyer

Melanie Schwartz, Senior lecturer at UNSW Law Faculty is an award-winning lawyer who says being an academic allows her to contribute to the public conversation around the issues she cares about.

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31 October 2017

Natalia Crnomarkovic, Oceania Law Technology Leader at EY

During her career, Natalia Crnomarkovic, Oceania Law Technology Leader, Director at EY has always enjoyed a mix of law and technology. Over the years though, the emphasis has shifted from law to technology. 

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27 October 2017

The Honourable Associate Justice Verity McWilliam of the ACT Supreme Court offers her career insights

The Honourable Associate Justice Verity McWilliam of the ACT Supreme Court was appointed to the court earlier this year, a likely full-circle moment after studying law at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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17 October 2017

Valeska Bloch talks career growth and how she approached promotion and partnership

Valeska Bloch, Partner at Allens imagined herself as a criminal lawyer in her early years studying law at UNSW. But while stints at Redfern Legal Centre and the DPP were "fascinating", she found herself drawn to media, communications and IT law...

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12 October 2017

Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson SC on career, the future, diversity and balance

Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson SC, Barrister at Public Defenders, was appointed a public defender in 1995 and silk in 2012. She was elected Junior Vice President of the NSW Bar this year. Perhaps her most colourful achievement, though, is debating Malcolm...

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28 September 2017

Legal professionals re-entering the workforce: options, skills and true value for employers

There are many reasons why lawyers take time away from the workforce. The most frequent reasons identified [1] by lawyers for leaving the workforce are to achieve:

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05 September 2017

How to thrive in the gig economy 3. Strike a balance

If you’ve opted out of the traditional law path and gone out on your own as an independent lawyer or legal consultant, no doubt you’ve discovered you’re now the master of your own schedule. 

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01 September 2017

Why hire a full-time lawyer if you don’t need to?

If you’re running a small practice and are overwhelmed with work, the natural impulse is to bring in a new lawyer. With someone on-staff, you can be sure that there’s a safe pair of hands available to pick up the slack when you’re overwhelmed. But is...

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23 August 2017

Industry 4.0 and the value of time

With so much information being pushed around about the digital revolution (#notanotherstoryonAI), it can be challenging to make sense of it all. We’ve seen fear and doubt competing against efficiency and productivity, challenges set against...

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