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The New Lawyer Podcast
41 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Part 2: Tayla and Adair talk admission, tokenism, and bringing Tikanga into the way law is practised
This is part 2 of my conversation with Tayla and Adair, solicitors at Kāhui legal, in which we talk about issues and experiences in law that matter most to them. These include their experiences of admission, of some misguided and tokenistic ways firms attempt to improve diversity in the profession, and of bringing te reo and Tikanga Māori into the way they practise. They were so generous with their perspectives and experience and I loved it all. Tayla and Adair also contributed a chapter to my book The New Lawyer Companion: Essays on law, life and humanity, available to the public later in 2021.
34 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Part 1: Tayla and Adair talk finding community at law school, working on Treaty cases as new solicitors, and Māori identity within their legal practice
This episode is Part 1 of a two part conversation with Tayla and Adair, two solicitors at Kāhui Legal. In this part we talk about their experiences of law school and their careers so far - what it has been like (excellent!) and how they made the decisions they did (through thoughtful experimentation!). Tayla and Adair also contributed a chapter to my new book The New Lawyer Companion, which will be available to the public later in 2021. Part 2 of the conversation will be available on 5 April 2021.
6 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
The New Lawyer book! The New Lawyer Companion: Essays on law, life and humanity
There is news in the New Lawyer Project world: LexisNexis has published a book by me! It is called The New Lawyer Companion: Essays on law, life and humanity and collects her previous writing together with new work. Listen to the episode or read the brand new "book" page on the website for more information. Available to the public later in 2021!
57 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Amanda Smidt from the Career Development Company talks how to make career decisions, what comes before editing your CV, and how wellbeing integrates with your work life
Amanda Smidt is a careers practitioner at the Career Development Company and spends her work life shepherding others to authentic and sustainable career decisions. She loves crossroads conversations almost as much as me. We discussed her career, how she leads career conversations with her clients, and the best work you can do to find the best work situation for yourself.
51 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Damian Hanna talks legal recruitment, career flexibility, and not waiting for burnout to change course
In this episode I talked with Damian Hanna, a long time specialist in legal recruitment in New Zealand, about how he does his work, how he sees the landscape of legal recruitment, and what he loves to find in a job candidate.
30 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Special episode - Katie and Cassandra discuss life and lawyering in Covid times
In this episode host Katie and returning guest Cassandra offer company to you listeners as we all try to figure out what all this means and how to handle life and legal practice during Covid times. Sign up for Katie's letters at tinyletter.com/tinyeyecontact.
74 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Sarah talks networking that feels good, finding your fit in Australia or New Zealand, and law adjacent careers
In this episode I chat with Sarah Alderson from PocketLegal about her ten years in practice in New Zealand and Australia, including how she went about finding jobs throughout, leading to her recent move to establish her CPD and networking business. It was so lovely to talk about finding fit and non-formulaic ways through one's career, and how she is going about improving the experience of legal practice for New Zealand lawyers now.
53 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
Sacha Judd talks technology law, non-linear career choices, and the systemic nature of legal culture
In this episode Sacha Judd, a lawyer for 20 years turned innovation and technology advisor, talks technology law, non-linear career choices, and the systemic nature of legal culture, not to mention practice in Hong Kong and Singapore, study at LSE, and partnership at 32. No introduction needed! You can read The Spinoff's reproduction of Sacha's speech to the Auckland University Law Review Alumni Dinner here.
49 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
Cassandra talks junior barristership, animal law and networking without networking
In this episode I spoke to Cassandra Kenworthy, a junior barrister from Wellington, about almost everything in the world. We went from her science background to how she found law to academic writing to animal law to participation in legal profession groups to practising with a chronic illness to networking without networking to all kinds of other things. I'm such a fan.
56 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
John Mackintosh talks Stepping Up and choosing sole practice, law-adjacent paths, and bringing your outside passions into legal practice
John Mackintosh talks Stepping Up and choosing sole practice, law-adjacent paths, and bringing your outside passions into legal practice. Click here to get details on John's webinar for new lawyers "Making your way in your first law job", coming 20 February 2019 from CCH.
62 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Zoë talks independent legal research work, the stories of women lawyers, and human rights law in disguise
Zoë talks independent legal research work, the stories of women lawyers, and human rights law in disguise.
6 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Update - Changes to the New Lawyer Podcast
This is a tiny wee update episode to let you know about the changes that are a-coming, and where to find other New Lawyer-related work that you mind enjoy.
66 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Grad solicitor Alice talks finding a job, the transition from law school to practice, and the value of cultural know-how
Grad solicitor Alice talks finding a job, the transition from law school to practice, and the value of cultural know-how. Read this episode's blog post here, sign up for a monthly digest of columns and podcasts here, or submit a question for LexisNexis' Dear Katie over here.
43 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Sharon Chandra talks family law, the role of happiness in productivity, and the utopia we might face towards
In this episode Auckland-based family lawyer Sharon Chandra talks family law, the role of happiness in productivity, and the legal culture utopia we might face towards.
52 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
MP Duncan Webb talks how to do good, the academic track, and becoming an MP
In this episode I talked to Duncan Webb, MP for Christchurch Central and co-author of your ethics textbook, about his career as a litigation lawyer, academic and now Parliamentarian. We talked about how you can make a difference in non-traditional routes, what he wish he'd known from the beginning (nothing more than he did), his work for Christchurch homeowners in earthquake cases, how he once took down a gaming trust, and much more.
39 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
Brigadier Lisa Ferriss talks practising law in the army, applied international law, and finding ways to practise what you love - The New Lawyer Podcast
This episode was so full of joy, and has filled my mind with all kinds of sparks and excitement since we recorded it a few weeks ago. Lisa is the Director of Defence Legal Services and Military Prosecutions and boy does she have an interesting career to talk about. We talked how law is used in the army, military codes, international law, Lisa's experience as a woman of colour in the army, and how studying things you love can bring unexpected joy later down the line. It was wonderful, and I am so grateful to Lisa for sharing her insights into this very different way of using one's law degree.
40 minutes | Apr 30, 2018
Zylpha talks second career perspectives, bullying and harassment, and the NZLS work to address it - The New Lawyer Podcast
Zylpha is a second career lawyer who now works for the Law Society in its Canterbury-Westland branch office. She is also one of five people manning NZLS' new Law Care phoneline (0800 0800 28). We talked a lot about bullying and harassment and the complex ways of responding to a complex systemic problem, and it was STILL really fun.
47 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
CA President Justice Kós talks speaking up in court, the importance of being a teacher while remaining a student, and big picture reforms he would like to see - The New Lawyer Podcast
In this episode I speak with Justice Kós, sitting President of the Court of Appeal, and at different times a litigator, an academic, and a teacher. We talked about his reasons for becoming a lawyer (another count for "good at English"), and his reasons for staying one (law as vocation); his perspective on the bench, both from appearing in front of it and sitting behind it; reforms to the civil system that promise increased access to justice and reforms to the criminal system that promise greater justice full stop; how his upbringing as the child of a refugee helped form his view of New Zealand and the importance of its democratic norms and institutions; and what he has learned as a student of those who came before and a teacher of those who are coming up the ranks now. You can read more at the blog post for this episode over here, and sign up for monthly digest emails for the podcast and New Lawyer columns here.
34 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
Shaun talks big workplaces, second careers, and how to handle mistakes - The New Lawyer Podcast
Episode 21 - Shaun talks big workplaces, second careers, and how to handle mistakes - The New Lawyer Podcast
33 minutes | Dec 17, 2017
Nichola from the Law Commission talks public service, finding your fit, and working parenthood - The New Lawyer Podcast
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