Filtering by Tag: issues: imposter syndrome

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.  

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Episode 17 - NZLS President Kathryn Beck talks employment law, the future of New Zealand lawyers, and loving your work

Hello again beautiful listeners.  This episode I went to Auckland to sit down with the Law Society's current president, Kathryn Beck, who is also a partner at employment firm SBM Legal.  We had a delicious wide-ranging conversation about her career as an employment lawyer, her longstanding involvement in different parts of the Law Society, her vision for the best future for law in New Zealand, her advice to new lawyers, her thoughts on mental health for lawyers, and her joy and love for the practice of law.  It is always wonderful to watch someone who loves what they do, do what they do, and now you all get to listen along to that too.  There is so much in this discussion, feel free to take it in bits if need be, with breaks for refreshment etc. 

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Episode 10: Solicitor General Una Jagose QC talks Crown Law, the LGBT lawyer experience, and what lawyers look like.

Una Jagose QC, New Zealand's Solicitor General, sat down with me to talk about her career in the public sector and her thoughts on work and lawyering.  It was such a lovely chat, with so much delicious chunky wisdom and insight, and with such a tone of ease and fun, I keep tugging people on the sleeve and telling them to listen to it.  If you're reading this, take it as a virtual sleeve-tug and get to listening yourself. 

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Episode 6: Robin talks second careers, mental health and the importance of morning tea - The New Lawyer Podcast

Well.  This was a rich and important episode.  I spoke with Robin, a now senior solicitor but former mental health practitioner about his career and the issue of mental health in the New Zealand legal profession (you can see why we ran long).  

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Episode 5: Justice Glazebrook talks gender diversity, how to respond to feedback and expectations of your new lawyer job - The New Lawyer Podcast

Well, what an episode.  Justice Glazebrook of New Zealand's Supreme Court was kind enough to sit down with me and talk in depth about several issues raised in the Pemberton Report for junior lawyers, confidence and imposter syndrome, gender bias and discrimination, and the expectation-vs-reality issue for new lawyers.  

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