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The best career advice and skills to learn “on the job”

01 Apr 2015

Your first job in the legal profession can be the source of great career advice and core skills that can set the tone for your career. The LIV boasts a fantastic team of young lawyers, graduates  and law students who work hard as part of the team that advocates for law reform and policy changes, incorporating members expertise and input into meaningful  submissions and commentary. These are their stories…

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Careers in Law - Tara Anderson

25 Mar 2015

Welcome to the YLS Professional Development Committee’s monthly feature blog, ‘Careers in Law’. This month the Committee interviewed Co-Chair Tara Anderson about her experiences how she followed her passion to become a lawyer who is providing help to those in need.

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Top tips on how to make a good impression when you're starting in law

18 Mar 2015

A new job is a daunting experience, and the legal industry is one in which the challenges can be particularly acute. Graduates enter a profession that can be both highly competitive and adversarial, and despite several years of intense study it's not uncommon for one to feel as if they don't know a thing.

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Diversity in the Asian Century

11 Mar 2015

In the lead up to Cultural Diversity Week, it’s time to think about how cultural diversity affects the law. Whilst diversity consists of a multitude of cultures, faiths and languages, this blog asks, in what has been termed the “Asian Century”, are lawyers of ethnic minorities truly represented in our profession?

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Eight tips to help you succeed at your next interview

04 Mar 2015

Interviews can be very daunting, but they don’t need to be. If you put in the ground work and prepare thoroughly, there is no reason why an interview shouldn’t be a positive experience, regardless of the outcome. Here are some tips to help you present your best self at your next interview:

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Changing gears: How to get support when law is your second career

18 Feb 2015

The legal profession is welcoming increasing numbers of later lawyers. People are entering the law for many different reasons and different stages of their life. However, the journey for a later lawyer can be a lot different to that of a high school leaver. Many later lawyers go to study law whilst juggling other responsibilities, such as raising children, a full-time job and a mortgage. Later lawyers’ learning and development will benefit from networking with other second career lawyers.

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Five tips to set yourself up for a year of study success

11 Feb 2015

With a new university semester fast approaching, it is important to use this time to plan how you will manage another year of study. These tips will help you quickly get back into the swing of things after three months of holidays and set you up for a year of study success.

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Best tips for making 2015 a success

05 Feb 2015

As January comes to an end the realisation that the year is in full swing dawns upon us. This is often quickly followed by another realisation: those New Year’s resolutions and goals haven’t quite got off the ground as you had planned. Research has suggested that only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve their goal. In order to help you make 2015 a success the YLS has put together these tips to help you.

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Your 2015 YLS President

28 Jan 2015

Who in their right mind would turn down the Beatles? His name was Dick Rowe. The story goes that on New Years’ Day 1962, the Beatles auditioned for Decca Records (since absorbed into Universal Music Group). After some weeks, the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, having expected a response, was put onto Rowe, a talent scout with the company, who told him "the Beatles have no future in show business."

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Introducing your YLS President and 2015 YLS Executive

 Joel Silver 22 Jan 2015

The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to introduce your 2015 YLS Executive Committee. 

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How to find law jobs online
How to find law jobs online

 Jess Mills 30 Apr 2014

Your dream job could be only a click away- you just have to find it. This week we have compiled some great tips for wading through the masses of information on the internet and...

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The ‘In’ thing: LinkedIn for lawyers
The ‘In’ thing: LinkedIn for lawyers

 Nicola Weston 27 Jun 2013

As a lawyer, you’ll understand that a career in law is largely affected by your public perception and professional reputation. Have you heard the old saying, ‘you only get out what you put in’...

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How to use LinkedIn as an effective networking tool
How to use LinkedIn as an effective networking tool

 Nadia Wu 18 Oct 2012

“It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Like it or not, this is one of the most oft-quoted mantras when it comes to building – and...

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