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Protégé: Fostering a better legal profession for the next generation

In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Lea Hiltenkamp, an associate at HFW, to discuss the challenges and issues facing young lawyers in relation to workplace culture.

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Ms Hiltenkamp highlights the lack of support around reporting sexual harassment in the profession, which she has been working to improve in her role on the Young Lawyers WA committee and Women Lawyers of WA sub-committee on sexual harassment reporting. She emphasised the need for clear and transparent processes for addressing and resolving complaints of sexual harassment, particularly in smaller firms that may not have dedicated HR departments.

She also details the need for those coming through the ranks to trust their gut instincts about choosing the right workplace and finding an employer with whom one feels motivated to get out of bed in the morning, can have fulfilling work, and makes you want to be and stay a lawyer.


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