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Why admissions ceremonies are important
Why admissions ceremonies are important

 By Christine Bulos and Cherie Fung 22 Jan 2021

COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. Our freedoms, our health and, for many, the celebration of hard-earned achievements. For recent law graduates, the noteworthy often dreamt about day of being admitted to practice and reaching that finish line was brutally taken away as well.

 

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What admission into the legal profession meant to us
What admission into the legal profession meant to us

 Saara Amjadeen, Marionne Tolentino and Janice Mahesan 22 Jan 2021

Juggling law school, gaining practical legal experience, networking and engaging in other extracurricular activities was considered normal and almost expected of law students. Undoubtedly, anxiety and other stresses were part of law student life.

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A childhood dream accomplished in a year of uncertainty
A childhood dream accomplished in a year of uncertainty

 Manolya Ilanli 17 Nov 2020

I was 13 years old when I found my future career path. After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and being inspired by Atticus Finch, I decided to pursue my dream of practising law. The story has never left the forefront of my mind; not only was it a captivating novel, it also illustrated how I could one day make a difference in people’s lives by advocating for their legal rights.

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Looking after your mental health post lockdown
Looking after your mental health post lockdown

 Belinda Furse 16 Nov 2020

When Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown finally ended, the city was buzzing. Melburnians were rewarded with a renewed sense of freedom. They were able to see family and friends, go shopping and enjoy Melbourne’s renowned restaurants, cafés and bars.

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Reflections on supervised legal practice
Reflections on supervised legal practice

 Micah Ramos 20 Oct 2020

The majority of recent law graduates would have completed their legal education through practical legal training (PLT) and then supervised legal practice (SLP).

 

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A Reasonable Standard
A Reasonable Standard

 Gianna Fermo 15 Sep 2020

Mental illness is a prominent issue among the legal community. It does not discriminate between law students or legal professionals. The 2007 Beaton Consulting and Beyond Blue National Depression Initiative revealed that lawyers and law students have alarming rates of mental illness and symptoms. When compared to other professions, lawyers experienced the highest incidence of depressive symptoms.

 

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What to do when the traditional path into law isn’t for you
What to do when the traditional path into law isn’t for you

 Shaniya Vilash 07 Sep 2020

Many of us know the stress that law school and a legal career can bring. The countless sleepless nights studying for exams, preparing applications for clerkship season and giving it your all in an interview, only to find out it didn’t land you that dream job. Sound familiar?

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Young Lawyers Matter
Young Lawyers Matter

  Karen Finch 07 Sep 2020

During the first lockdown in Melbourne, I attended a virtual event organised by the Young Lawyers Section at the Law Institute of Victoria. During that session, an incredibly accomplished, articulate, intelligent young lawyer made a comment that impacted me greatly – “My voice doesn’t matter.”

 

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6 tips for nailing your annual review and how to ask for a pay rise
6 tips for nailing your annual review and how to ask for a pay rise

 Sophie Coulson 12 Aug 2020

Young lawyers realise very quickly that our success often comes down to one thing – preparation. Annual reviews are no different. Good preparation is how you will nail your annual review. So, how do you best prepare for your review?

 
 

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6 tips for young lawyers who have been let go amid the COVID-19 crisis
6 tips for young lawyers who have been let go amid the COVID-19 crisis

 Jessica Alesci-Pettitt 29 Jul 2020

Many young lawyers will face unemployment during these harrowing times, therefore it is vital that they strategise for potential future unemployment.
 

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10 tips for working from home during the COVID-19 era
10 tips for working from home during the COVID-19 era

 Tessa Micucci and Amanda Di Placido 20 Jul 2020

COVID-19 took the world by storm, upending our lives and work in a dramatic way. Given the “working from home” era is only just beginning, here are ten tips to get you through lockdown 2.0 and beyond.

 

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A Forced Opportunity - COVID-19 and the Future of E-Learning
A Forced Opportunity - COVID-19 and the Future of E-Learning

 Jade Hopper 15 May 2020

Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all universities across Australia are moving students to e-learning facilities for the foreseeable future.  This change will make many students feel uncomfortable and unsure of how they can learn effectively in an online environment – one without the security and solidarity of fellow students and professors in a typical classroom setting. Understandably, for many students, this unplanned environment may create an apprehensive and distressing learning scenario, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and isolated. 
 

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Law Week for Young Lawyers
Law Week for Young Lawyers

 Victoria Law Foundation 15 May 2020

It is a weird time to be alive. The world feels frozen in time. Law firms are asking staff to buy leave, events are being cancelled and hiring is scarce. If you are a new lawyer, you may be feeling left behind. All those face-to-face seminars, workshops and networking opportunities you’d planned on going to have suddenly disappeared.

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The hidden danger of not knowing what you don’t know
The hidden danger of not knowing what you don’t know

 Radu Catrina 24 Mar 2020

At their core, our roles as lawyers are advisory. We guide clients through the daunting, sometimes impenetrable labyrinth of legislation and procedure. We provide them with direction and options, enabling them to make informed decisions and to take action when necessary.

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Passion meets innovation for four young lawyers
Passion meets innovation for four young lawyers

 Grace Hall 10 Mar 2020

Pursuing your passion while navigating a career in the law can involve tricky compromises. Kim Koelmeyer, Sophie Tversky, Michael Shafar and Tess Birch have applied their passion to new and creative ideas that expand the meaning of a career in the law.

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