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Episode 24 - Brigadier Lisa Ferriss talks practising law in the army, applied international law, and finding ways to practise what you love

This episode was so full of joy, and has filled my mind with all kinds of sparks and excitement since we recorded it a few weeks ago.  Lisa is the Director of Defence Legal Services and Military Prosecutions and boy does she have an interesting career to talk about.  We talked how law is used in the army, military codes, international law, Lisa's experience as a woman of colour in the army, and how studying things you love can bring unexpected joy later down the line.  It was wonderful, and I am so grateful to Lisa for sharing her insights into this very different way of using one's law degree.

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Episode 16 - Anna talks all-or-nothing in practice, the work of a litigation solicitor, and what great law firm culture looks like

This week's episode is almost a case study for episode 15.  I talked to Anna, a third year litigation solicitor at a mid-sized firm about how she found some moderation in her all-or-nothing personality type.  The answer seems to lie in the direction of self awareness and a great law firm culture, with a touch of mindfulness practice thrown in.  I particularly loved getting into what makes her workplace so supportive of sustainable success; it's a recipe for us all.  We also had lovely chats about how she came to work at that firm in only second year of law school, and her experiences as a young woman lawyer (there is even some comeuppance, listeners!).  I do hope you enjoy.

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Episode 13: Mahafrin talks immigration and refugee law, the young woman migrant lawyer experience, and career advancement in litigation

You guys.  This episode.  So cool.  Mahafrin was born in India, mostly raised in Dubai, and immigrated with her family to New Zealand when she was 15.  She practises in an immigration and refugee law firm in Auckland.  She attended an international human rights conference a couple of years ago that you might want to attend in Sydney this year.  In the episode we discuss all of this, values clashes, racial and gender prejudice, and law as purpose, and she picks my brain on advancement in litigation.  It's wonderful.

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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 9: Josh Pemberton talks Supreme Court clerkships, Harvard University and the Pemberton Report

Well.  I don't need to tell you guys how cool this episode is, but it really was very cool. We spent most of the episode discussing the results of Josh's research, but not before we discussed Josh's own legal career, which to date has included a Supreme Court clerkship, work for a rule of law-based NGO in Myanmar, and now a Masters degree at Harvard. 

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Episode 8: Coroner Elliott talks the virtues of barristership, therapeutic jurisprudence, and being wrong

In this episode I talk to Coroner Marcus Elliott about his career and his writing.  His career includes barristers' chambers, small firms, large firms, the Royal Commission of Inquiry following the Christchurch earthquakes, the legal departments of County Boroughs in the UK, a pub, and now the Coronial Court, so there is much to cover.

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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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Episode 2: Emily talks advice for new lawyers, stress management and women in law.

In this episode Emily, a property solicitor with six years' experience in Invercargill and Christchurch, talks to Katie about life as a new lawyer, stress management, her experience as a woman in law, and the work of the Christchurch Young Lawyer Committee.

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Episode 1: Solicitors talk confidence, transition from law school to practice, and working in the provinces

My lovely first guest is Nicole, an S2 in a mid-size provincial firm who loves her work.  

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