I am so excited to be able to announce that I am writing an advice column ("Dear Katie") for LexisNexis on their platform for law students and graduates, Learn Law Life. This is a platform covering topics like study and careers and wellbeing and life as a law student and new lawyer, and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I have already written four of the columns and they have been super fun. I am so glad to be able to write for places that let me be human and use phrases like "dumb dumbs" if I want. You can read my first column here.Read More
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Some of you may not be aware but I write a New Lawyer column for LawTalk every month. They are a joy to write because I do not have to write in the style of a legal text book and sometimes they let me mention my dog. It's great.Read More
Hello my lovely listeners. Just a quick check in to say that instead of returning this week we will in fact be taking an indefinite hiatus while I give full attention to a health issue I am dealing with. I do have some wonderful guests scheduled to record later in the year but just when we will be recording and releasing those episodes I do not know yet. Stay subscribed to the podcast feed or to Facebook or Twitter and you will know when we start back up.
In the meantime, subject to that health issue, I am appearing on the Wellington Young Lawyer Committee panel on junior lawyer mental health and wellbeing on 16 August, so if you want a podcast-like fix and you are in Wellington, please come! You can book here.Read More
Hello listeners, lovely to see you again. There is no podcast episode this fortnight, but luckily The New Lawyer is now also a column in LawTalk, so diehard fans can have a supplementary dose that way to tide them over to next time. If you do not receive a hard copy you can read online over here. With the column I plan to offer ideas and reflections for new lawyers on many of the same topics covered by the podcast, but in full sentences with punctuation and everything. I am especially pleased that the editorial staff chose this issue to adopt my recommendation that more dogs feature on the cover of the magazine. The cows on issue 902 were a nice diversion, but really it's the dogs we've been hankering for since issue 894, amiright? I am right.Read More
This is just a quick note to say Merry Christmas and happy summer break to all you new lawyers out there, and to let you know that we will be taking a short break too, returning 9 January 2017.Read More