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Balancing parenting and the law in ‘The Love Contract’

In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, we read into a new book released by a corporate lawyer and explore its major themes of parental leave policies and workloads on new parents.

user iconRobyn Tongol 01 September 2023 Podcast
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Host Naomi Neilson is joined by lawyer-slash-author Stephanie Vizard, who recently won the HarperCollins Banjo Prize for Fiction in 2022 for her new book, ‘The Love Contract’", which follows single mum Zoe, her new daughter Hazel, and their neighbour Will.

In a fun and moving story, the three are thrown together by the dire shortage of childcare services and the parental leave policies that Will’s law firm highly encourages him to take – so much so that a promotion into a partner position may be on the cards.

With her own law career to draw on, Steph tells listeners about her own personal experiences with parental leave policies following the birth of her first child and explains what her own workplace did right.


Steph also shares what it was like to combine her creative passion with the law (and how she balances them with being a new mother) and there are great tips for other lawyers hoping to do the same.

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