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Sacha Judd talks technology law, non-linear career choices, and the systemic nature of legal culture

You guys. I had such a wonderful conversation with Sacha Judd, and it is so great to share it with you now. Sacha is a former lawyer of 20 years who now works in the technology and innovation sector as the managing director of Hoku She’s worked in banking and finance law, studied at the London School of Economics, worked in Singapore and Hong Kong, and even left the law for law-adjacent pastures. She also takes a beautifully systemic view of culture in the law and is a powerful voice for culture change. (Read the article I mention over here, and read more of her work at her website here.) We had much to discuss.

You’ll note that there is no introduction on this episode. I figured that by now you guys knows the drill about subscribing to monthly digests and I could just jump right in. You are welcome.

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Episode 11: Clayton talks quarter-life crises, unorthodox career paths, and practising with depression

In this episode I speak to Clayton Carrick-Leslie about all sorts, but focusing on two key areas: (1) career paths and options, including part time work, inhouse counsel work and law-related management and leadership work, and (2) depression, suicide, quarterlife crises, and how to live and work amidst these things.  Clayton talks about his own experiences with depression and the impact of a friend's suicide at a Sydney law firm and why in his experience corporations have better cultures than law firms.  It was a fun and joyful chat, complete with impromptu brainstorming session about what to do when you're in acute distress at work, though of course the trigger warning goes (almost) without saying.

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