Protégé: The journey from writing to law and how this lawyer found a way to do both

Protégé: The journey from writing to law and how this lawyer found a way to do both

25 October 2021 By Robyn Tongol

Having been caught between the choice of unpredictability in her dream job or the stability in another, one new lawyer shares how she thought she would be giving up her passion for writing when she pursued her interest in law – ultimately, however, she found a way to make both of them work in one big, exciting career.

In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by lawyer, writer, and Lawyers Weekly contributor Stefanie Costi to discuss how her blossoming career in journalism was swapped out for law – but, through a copywriting business and contributing to news sites like ours, found a way to keep working in both.

In this episode, Stefanie talks us through a really exciting writing opportunity: contributing a chapter in the Change Makers books about women making an impact on the lives of others. It’s a very interesting read on how she made the switch from writing into law, and the impact people around her had on finding a middle ground.

“If my journey says anything, it’s that with a bit of grit, your own permission to dream and the power to not give up, the world is yours for the taking,” Stefanie wrote. “Believe in yourself and have the courage to take the first step.”

Stefanie also shares what it meant for her career to grow up with migrant parents and offers some very useful advice for new lawyers.

Have a listen to the entire episode below!


If you have any questions about the episode or if there are any topics that you might want us to look into, please reach out – we would love to hear from you!

We’re also always open to new guests, so if you have an exciting story to tell, if you’re standing out as a student or graduate, or if you can offer some tips for our young lawyers, get in touch.

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>In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by lawyer, writer, and Lawyers Weekly contributor Stefanie Costi to discuss how her blossoming career in journalism was swapped out for law – but, through a copywriting business and contributing to news sites like ours, found a way to keep working in both.

In this episode, Stefanie talks us through a really exciting writing opportunity: contributing a chapter in the Change Makers books about women making an impact on the lives of others. It’s a very interesting read on how she made the switch from writing into law, and the impact people around her had on finding a middle ground.

“If my journey says anything, it’s that with a bit of grit, your own permission to dream and the power to not give up, the world is yours for the taking,” Stefanie wrote. “Believe in yourself and have the courage to take the first step.”

Stefanie also shares what it meant for her career to grow up with migrant parents and offers some very useful advice for new lawyers.

Have a listen to the entire episode below!


If you have any questions about the episode or if there are any topics that you might want us to look into, please reach out – we would love to hear from you!

We’re also always open to new guests, so if you have an exciting story to tell, if you’re standing out as a student or graduate, or if you can offer some tips for our young lawyers, get in touch.

You can reach us here:

Emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Socials: Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter or reach out to me directly here.

And check out some of our other episodes here:



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