Podcast: Pat McCabe’s journey from the rugby field to a law firm

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Podcast: Pat McCabe’s journey from the rugby field to a law firm

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by MinterEllison lawyer and former Wallaby Pat McCabe.

Pat, a former professional rugby player, played 24 matches for the Australian Wallabies and made 66 appearances for the ACT Brumbies, before suffering his third broken neck and being forced into retirement. In this episode, Pat tells Jerome how he managed life in the immediate aftermath of sudden retirement, how he found studying law while being a professional rugby player, and what similarities he sees between life on-field and the legal workplace.

Lawyers Weekly will also be running a webcast on Tuesday, 30 October, titled Security breaches: Is your firm protected?Click here to sign up for the live webcast.

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Photo credit: Rugby Australia

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is a senior writer for Lawyers Weekly and Wellness Daily. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, an adjunct lecturer at The University of Western Australia and is a board director of Minds Count.

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