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Preparing for a Career in Law

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Preparing for a Career in Law

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As an entry level law student, the job market can be quite daunting. Most of the student focus is around just getting through law school but, this session aims to explain the multitude of trajectories that someone can take to achieve their ideal career in law.

Busting myths and sharing important tips from people who have gone through the process.

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    Description

    As an entry level law student, the job market can be quite daunting. Most of the student focus is around just getting through law school but, this session aims to explain the multitude of trajectories that someone can take to achieve their ideal career in law. Busting myths and sharing important tips from people who have gone through the process.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the variety of pathways in law
    • Debunk the myths surrounding the legal profession
    • Evaluate your own pathway and what is right for you

    Potential Questions:

    • What can I do to distinguish myself from other law graduates on the market?
    • What does the typical day in the life of a law grad look like – hours, tasks given.
    • Should I do clerkships?
    • Should I do internships/placement subjects, when is the right time to do these?
    • Should I volunteer? Where should I volunteer? When should I start volunteering?
    • Should I attend industry events? should I join a law society committee?

     

  • Presenters
    Chair:
    • Brad Woolstencroft, Lawyer, LIV Young Lawyers Manager.
    • Charley Woodcock, LIV Young Lawyers Coordinator.

    Presenters:
    • Alice Cooney, Principal Solicitor, Office of Public Prosecutions
    • Karen Finch, CEO Legally Yours

    More about the presenters:

    Brad Woolstencroft

    Brad Woolstencroft

    Brad is the Manager of the Young Lawyers Section at the Law Institute of Victoria.

    Brad has qualifications in Management, Law and AI and previously worked within corporate, tertiary and now NFP sectors.

    Brad supports students in their education journey and prepares them to make decisions about their careers aspirations.


    Charley Woodcock

    Charley Woodcock

    Charley is the Coordinator for the Young Lawyers Section at the LIV.

    Charley is currently studying at the University of Melbourne, double majoring in Psychology and Criminology with intentions to work in forensic psychology upon degree completion.

    In her free time, Charley is almost always outside hiking, running and exploring new places.


    Alice Cooney

    Alice Cooney

    Alice was lucky enough to be the Young Lawyers President in 2020 after having served on the YL Executive for many years.

    Alice is a criminal lawyer with experience across Government Departments.

    Alice is always happy to chat all things Law Institute of Victoria having gained her accreditation through the LIV as a Criminal Law Specialist and volunteering with the organisation throughout her career.


    Karen Finch

    Karen Finch

    Karen is a non-practising lawyer, entrepreneur, legal tech founder of Legally Yours and an ALTA Board Director.

    Karen is also in her 40s, has 4 children under 12, and is the CEO of Legally Yours.

    As your non-stereotypical legal tech founder, Karen has had to navigate her way through the legal tech startup world the hard way, often alone, out of her depth, and crippled by self-doubt. However, through the power of collaboration, partnerships, and plain old serendipity, Karen is leading lawyers and law firms into a new way of engaging clients locally and internationally, and forging a new pathway of access to justice for the Australian community.

     

  • Webinar – Important Information
    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom.

    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.
     
    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team on email register@liv.asn.au or phone 03 9607 9473.
     
    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.