Filtering by Tag: issues: culture of law

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 27: Grad solicitor Alice talks finding a job, the transition from law school to practice, and the value of cultural know-how

This was such a lovely episode with grad solicitor Alice, and in it we got to traverse all sorts of topics I have not been able to cover so much with other guests lately, namely the experience of grad lawyers. Finding a job, transitioning from law school to practice, setting yourself up for success and balance in an emotionally demanding job, the culture of law school, so much cool stuff. We also talked about cultural awareness as a means to serve clients and colleagues and the work of a new family lawyer. It. Was. Great.

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Column 916 - It's not that bad, except it is

Phew.  Well.  The topic of this column is the culture I observed in the legal profession and how the worst wrongs sit atop giant below-surface ice bergs of smaller wrongs gone un-examined.  It's a topic that has been burning a hole in me for quite some time but one I haven't felt able to discuss.  Which is kind of the point.  (You can read it here.)

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Episode 15: Psychologist Mike talks burnout, the gentle antidote to an extreme lawyerly personality, and tools for sustainable achievement

This episode is a bit different from others in that Mike is not himself a lawyer, but he treats lawyers in his practice as a clinical psychologist and basically wrote a book about us, so it counts. We discussed all or nothing personalities (of course), the antidote to the extreme versions of that personality, the consequences of letting your all or nothing nature rule your life, and what life looks and feels like when it's not quite so all or nothing.  

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