Kylie Virtue reveals to our host, Lawyers Weekly journalist Lara Bullock, how the core competencies required to be a lawyer have evolved over time to include collaboration, emotional intelligence, financial literacy, project management, affinity with technology, and commercial acumen.
Clients now expect commerciality and that their lawyers understand their business, their industry, their regulators and their competitors.
Ms Virtue explains how practical legal training has changed to ensure new lawyers enter the profession with a global mindset, commercial awareness and intellectual rigour.
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Episode 10: Fintech the way of the future
Episode 9: Opportunities in the Big Apple
Episode 8: Does in-house live up to its allure?
Episode 7: Brexit getting lawyers home
Episode 6: Drone usage and related legal work reach new heights
Episode 5: Revamping the law firm model
Episode 4: Bringing creativity back to the law
Episode 3: From outback to Martin Place
Episode 2: Is law school teaching enough critical thinking?
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