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22 Sep 2009
Deciding when to practise
Q Do I have decide now whether I want to practise?A The simple answer is no. While at university you should relish the opportunity to learn as much as...
22 Sep 2009
Returning to law after working in a different field
Q If I decided not to practice and take a different job can I return to the law?A There is no reason you cannot return to the law, particularly if you...
22 Sep 2009
Career path outside of a traditional law firm
Q People talk about 'alternative career paths' but what are they?A Typically, an alternative career path is seen as a position outside the traditional...
14 Sep 2009
How do I further my in-house legal career in my current role?
In today's market it is more important than ever to take greater responsibility for your in-house career and find ways to enhance your opportunities a...
14 Sep 2009
Setting sights on overseas
While the overseas markets present a challenge to adventurous Australian lawyers, demand will return in due course and when it does, be ready to pounc...
9 Sep 2009
What options are available outside private practice?
Today, many lawyers are considering what options outside private practice are available to them. These include: Working as an in-house lawyer in a cor...
2 Sep 2009
The Indian frontier
While the Indian legal market has not yet been liberalised to allow overseas lawyers to work in the industry, it is just a matter of time and Australi...
2 Sep 2009
I am a second-year lawyer contemplating a move overseas in the next two to three years. Given the
The international market has always been an attractive option for junior lawyers seeking to build on their skills and experience in a jurisdiction - n...
26 Aug 2009
I have been waiting for the market to improve before finding a new in-house job - Is now the righ
It's great to be able to finally express a little optimism, albeit tempered with a solid dose of caution. Since the beginning of the new financial yea...
26 Aug 2009
Working in China
China is on the upswing and lawyers would be well placed to develop their skills in Australia for when the time is right to make a move over to Asia, ...
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