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Diverse Careers in Law

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Diverse Careers in Law

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Format Social & Networking, Webinar
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Similar to our ‘Preparing for a Career in Law’ session, this program is designed to demonstrate how vast a career in the legal profession truly is.

How many times have you seen movies or television where solicitors and barristers are the recurring characters. We want to squash this mentality and provide insight into where your law degree can take you outside of commercial law.

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  • Full Description

    Similar to our ‘LIV Preparing for a Career in Law’ session, this program is designed to demonstrate how vast a career in the legal profession truly is.

    How many times have you seen movies or television where solicitors and barristers are the recurring characters. We want to squash this mentality and provide insight into where your law degree can take you outside of commercial law.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the depth of the legal profession
    • Explore your curiosity around what career you might be interested in
    • Develop a more broad understanding as to where/how you can work in the legal system

    Potential Questions:

    • What is a typical day in your role like?
    • How can I get a sense of whether this is something I would be interested in pursuing?
    • What skills do I need to have to succeed in this work?
    • What transferable skills has this role enabled you to develop?
    • What do you love the most about your job?
  • Presenters
    Chair:
    • Andree Pianta, Law Student, Swinburne University. Experienced occupational therapist

    Presenters:
    • Sara Al-Bostanji - Lawyer - Victoria Legal Aid
    • Carly Erwin, Graduate Lawyer, Law Institute of Victoria
    • Emily Egan, Legal Operations Analyst at MinterEllison

    More about the presenters:

    Andree Pianta

    Andree Pianta

    My name is Andree Pianta. I am currently a second year law student at Swinburne University and for the past ten years I have worked as an occupational therapist in acute and rehabilitation settings and within the aged care sector, Five of those years were in Sydney before returning to Melbourne to start Law.

    The areas of Law I am interested in are administrative and constitutional. I have an interest in human rights and volunteer with Human Rights Watch, love to travel with exception of last year, going to the beach and for walks with my 2 year old Labrador Sadie and playing netball.


    Sara Al-Bostanji

    Sara Al-Bostanji

    Having been admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2017, I started my career in law in the community legal assistance sector in regional Victoria where I worked alongside a small team of lawyers primarily in support of those seeking protection from family and interpersonal violence.

    As a community lawyer, I learnt quickly about the challenges vulnerable members of our community face when engaging with our legal system and the critical role that lawyers play in supporting people to come away from that experience feeling both fairly and justly treated. Having early opportunities in my career to develop that insight benefited me greatly when I then moved to working for Victoria Legal Aid in the areas of child protection, family violence and parenting litigation. In that role, I developed a fierce passion for practising law in support of and for the protection of children and young people.

    I now prosecute child protection cases for the Department of Families and Fairness and continue to be deeply passionate about Children’s Court advocacy.


    Carly Erwin

    Carly Erwin

    Carly Erwin is a Graduate Lawyer in the Ethics, Wellbeing and Practitioner Support Department at the Law Institute of Victoria.

    Carly assists in administering the LIV Ethics Committee and is a member of the LIV Guidelines Review Sub-committee where she assists in drafting Ethics Guidelines.


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    Emily Egan

    Emily studied a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Science at La Trobe University.

    Last year Emily was part of the first Legal Operations Graduate cohort at MinterEllison and was admitted to the legal profession in November.

    She now works as a Legal Operations Analyst across all lines of business, assisting with process improvement initiatives, connecting legal teams to technical experts, imbedding legal technology to optimise operations and supporting overall project delivery.

     

  • Webinar – Important Information
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    Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.
     
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