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A guide to informal mentoring

18 Aug 2015

Mentoring is a key element for professional development and career progression within the legal profession.

You probably already have a raft of informal mentors who provide you with guidance on a variety of legal and career-related questions. This network has probably spontaneously developed over time without you even realising it. Developing relationships within the profession gives you the benefit of a readily available set of mentors you can call on for advice on issues as they arise.

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How to bluff your way through meetings

10 Aug 2015

At least once in your stellar career, you will find yourself under prepared for a meeting. Of course, your reason is quite plausible and nothing to do with laziness or procrastination! The trick to ensuring that you don’t look like you haven’t prepared is twofold: it is how you use the 15 minutes before the meeting and how you conduct yourself in the meeting.

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Group work – the good, the bad and the ugly

04 Aug 2015

Working closely in a group can be a  challenging, rewarding and sometimes extremely difficult experience.

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Careers in Law – Christopher Tran

27 Jul 2015

Welcome to the YLS Professional Development Committee’s monthly feature blog, “Careers in Law”. This month, the Committee interviewed Christopher Tran, associate lawyer at Kingston Lawyers.

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CV guide for young lawyers

20 Jul 2015

With applications for both seasonal clerkships and traineeships open, now is the time to update your CV and make sure you are presenting yourself to prospective employers in the best way possible. Even if you are not preparing an application now, having a well presented, succinct and up to date CV will save you time when you are considering new opportunities. 

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How to be a legal research superstar

13 Jul 2015

Someone, probably your principal, has asked you to find information on a particular legal issue. Don’t panic!

You’re probably thinking some homework would have been good – and you should have paid more attention in those university legal research classes.

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Nine blogs you should be reading (besides this one!)

07 Jul 2015

Sometimes we can get our heads stuck in textbooks or contracts for so long that it’s hard to remember that reading can simply be an enjoyable way to gather interesting facts, information, tips, opinions and advice, written in plain English in an easily digestible way – like this blog, for example.

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What you say when you’re not talking

02 Jul 2015

Here’s an important fact you may not have heard: did you know that up to 93% of communication is delivered through non-verbal signals? So what does this mean for young lawyers and law students? It means that our body language will play an incredibly important role in our careers, and sometimes the eyebrow says it all. 

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Careers in Law – Uppma Virdi

24 Jun 2015

Welcome to the YLS Professional Development Committee’s monthly feature blog, “Careers in Law”. This month the Committee interviewed Uppma Virdi.

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Animal welfare – why should we care?

18 Jun 2015

The YLS Community Issues Committee has formed a sub-committee to look at various issues surrounding animal law and animal welfare. Since its formation, the Animal Welfare Reference Group has considered topics such as breed-specific legislation, live exports and the use of scientific testing on animals. Another issue the reference group has considered is duck hunting in Victoria: the legislation supporting duck hunting, and whether the Victorian government should ban the activity.

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Surviving in the law with an unpronounceable name

10 Jun 2015

You are standing before the Judge for your first “real” appearance. Your palms are sweaty, your face is flushed and there are so many handwritten notes on your once perfect outline of submissions that it’s almost impossible to read. The Judge looks at you, looks at the appearance sheet, then looks up at you again and says, “Yes Ms…errr…” Big sigh of relief. This is familiar territory. You’ve been repeating, explaining and putting up with atrocious pronunciations of your name since the first day of primary school.

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How to structure a winning argument

03 Jun 2015

The ability to win an argument – and argue generally – is often seen as one of those qualities that most lawyers possess (much to the annoyance of our partners and friends). Many of us were taught from a very young age that being able to argue your point is an important skill. Remember all of those persuasive essays in high school?

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Careers in Law - Thomas Hobbs

27 May 2015

Welcome to the YLS Professional Development Committee’s monthly feature blog, ‘Careers in Law’. This month the Committee interviewed Thomas Hobbs about his transition from practitioner to legal recruiter.

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How to manage exam anxiety

20 May 2015

End of semester exams are a time where stress levels are exceptionally high for law students. Juggling work, extra-curricular activities and exam study can be hard, but it is not impossible! These tips will help you manage exam anxiety, so that you will have a more productive and less stressful exam experience.

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How to speak confidently at meetings

13 May 2015

With the Victorian Golden Gavel, the LIV's premier public speaking competition looming large in June, it seems an appropriate time to explore the importance of oral communication in the legal workplace. 

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