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28 Sep 2009
Professional social networking: LinkedIn
Australian lawyers may be cautious when it comes to Facebook and Twitter, but joining a professional social networking site such as LinkedIn can provi...
28 Sep 2009
Should I take a job with more money but less benefits or a job with less money but more benefits?
Your own priorities will dictate what is most important to you. Ultimately our advice would be to consider all elements of a role not just the benefit...
23 Sep 2009
Finding the right fit: generalist v specialist
When it comes to a lawyer's practice, there are advantages and disadvantages to being either a generalist or a specialist, but deciding on which suits...
23 Sep 2009
I am a private practitioner but want to move into an in-house role. What can I do to better my po
There are a number of things you can do. Firstly, exposure to a mix of commercial work is invaluable. The type of work in your firm may include bankin...
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...
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