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The Boutique Lawyer Show: Mediation is now its own profession

Emily Barnes sensed, as an in-house lawyer, that there weren’t enough female mediators, with a glaring gap in the marketing being that certain voices weren’t being heard. Now working as a mediator, she feels it is “the best job I’ve ever had”.

user iconRobyn Tongol 13 December 2022 Podcast
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On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Dewberry mediator Emily Barnes to discuss her varied career paths prior to finding mediation, why moving into this space was so personally and professionally important for her, whether there still exists an imbalance in the mediation space, and her perception of the state of affairs for mediation in Australia as we head into a new year.

Ms Barnes also outlines how and why mediation use is increasing and why it is now its own standalone profession as opposed to being a retirement plan for lawyers, the opportunities being created by increased demand for services, practical steps to get more involved in mediation work, best practice principles for mediators, and what mediators have to look forward to.



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