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How firms build resilience

How firms build resilience

By Sharrock Pitman Legal

Young lawyers at Sharrock Pitman Legal, the LIV 2018 Boutique Law Firm of the Year, talked to the YLJ about how they are supported to build resilience. Mitchell Hickey Wills and estate planning Probate and estates Law firms can help improve the resilience of their young lawyers by having strong support and resources in place which lawyers can turn to for guidance in challenging situations. Sharrock Pitman Legal has substantive and considered practice protocols for each specific area of law practised. These practice protocols are evolving documents, which are constantly updated as new laws and practices are introduced. Another initiative is to have overarching policies governing the firm’s work practices as a whole, guiding lawyers on how to proceed in potentially difficult situations such as unusual or novel work and practising in an optimal way. Having readily accessible reference material helps build more confident and resilient lawyers. Amy Fisher Property law As being a lawyer can often be serious and stressful, we have found that one of the best ways to build resilience and combat stress is to have social activities. From our MAD Days, where we have a whole day of fun out of the office, to a biennial two-day retreat, we enjoy spending these times together outside our serious workloads to provide relief for those stressful moments. Having these social activities and positive relationships within the workplace means having a strong support system in place which assists with the more stressful moments. Alana Di Paola Litigation Family law It is important for young lawyers to benefit from the knowledge and support of senior team members. At Sharrock Pitman Legal, all our senior lawyers are accredited specialists. Our open door policy means the senior lawyers are readily accessible for all team members and are always willing to provide assistance and support when approached.

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