Being able to hold yourself out as a lawyer who is accredited by the Law Institute as a specialist in family law is a powerful marketing tool, and gives clients (many of whom have never engaged a lawyer or had experience with the legal system) confidence and peace of mind.
Getting the accreditation has probably had a bigger impact on my career than any other step I’ve taken. Not just for the piece of paper, but for the study that necessarily goes with it, which has rounded out my knowledge in this practice area.
I exited the Accreditation program with a much greater understanding and interest in my practice area, new likeminded connections, and a qualification which is recognised and valued by clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders. While the program is challenging, the benefits and opportunities it brings are well worth the effort.
The area of personal injury is expansive, dealing with a number of statutory schemes, together with the Common Law. Personal injury Accredited Specialists are tested in all of these areas, and as a result of study and experience, are able to navigate such matters on behalf of their clients as experts. Personal injury specialisation provides the confidence and knowledge that allows for greater effectiveness in practice, which has a flow on effect with workflow, file velocity and client satisfaction.
Undertaking my property law accreditation was the most valuable experience in my career to date. It expanded my skill set and technical expertise in a broad and diverse array of property law areas. It elevated the complexity of matters I deal with in my daily practice, providing a platform for me to thrive in the fast-paced and ever-changing property environment.