Hi, I'm Katie

And I really want to improve the experience of junior lawyers.    

I want to make a new culture of law where junior lawyers are empowered to have a better experience and can make choices about their careers that set them up for success.  That reality benefits everyone: the lawyers themselves, their employers, their colleagues, the profession and the public. This podcast is the first step in that vision. 

My audacious hope is that, together with my guests and listeners, we can transform the practice of law, one conversation at a time.

About me

My professional background is in civil and commercial litigation, starting in national firms in 2010 and moving to my own boutique litigation practice in 2015.  As of July 2017 I am on sabbatical from my practice.

I am a big picture thinker who values autonomy and creative ideas, so running my own practice was a good fit for me.   Sometimes people get tired of me trying to persuade them to open their own practices so we can be buddies.

Inside and outside of law I like making things.  Inside of law that has been new billing practices, modes of operation, and legal "edutainment" (ugh) seminar series and writing for the public.  Outside of law that is music, comedy, theatre, online media projects and podcasts.  I am a nerd for legal authority figures having a sense of humour and I still pass that case about Ben the German shepherd around like it's not been 23 years. 

Symphony Law Limited

In 2015 I founded Symphony Law Limited, the company that owns and hosts the podcast (and bears all liability for its mistakes, ok?). 

Email your questions to katie@thenewlawyer.co.nz 


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