In this episode I spoke to Cassandra Kenworthy, a junior barrister from Wellington, about almost everything in the world. We went from her science background to how she found law to academic writing to animal law to participation in legal profession groups to practising with a chronic illness to networking without networking to the podcast she has in the works (for which there will definitely be updates here when it launches). I'm such a fan.Read More
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Episode 22 - CA President Justice Kós talks speaking up in court, the importance of being a teacher while remaining a student, and big picture reforms he would like to see
In this episode I speak with Justice Kós, sitting President of the Court of Appeal, and at different times a litigator, an academic, and a teacher. We talked about his reasons for becoming a lawyer (another count for "good at English"), and his reasons for staying one (law as vocation); his perspective on the bench, both from appearing in front of it and sitting behind it; reforms to the civil system that promise increased access to justice and reforms to the criminal system that promise greater justice full stop; how his upbringing as the child of a refugee helped form his view of New Zealand and the importance of its democratic norms and institutions; and what he has learned as a student of those who came before and a teacher of those who are coming up the ranks now.Read More
Episode 3: Senior solicitor Brannavan talks big law, checking your ego, and how to balance creative passions with legal practice.
In this episode Brannavan, a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's property and litigation teams in Wellington, talks daily practice in big law, checking your ego, and how to balance creative passions alongside your legal practice.Read More