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7 Oct 2009
What are the alternatives to partnership?
Frequently senior practitioners realise that they won't or don't want to progress to partner and will ask themselves "Where to now?"A special counsel ...
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...
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