Non-linear legal careers

Thursday 25th October, 2018 4:30 pm – Thursday 25th October, 2018 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH
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Significant shifts and consolidation in the legal profession mean that a degree in law no longer leads to guaranteed careers in private practice. The traditional and linear path of articles or graduate entry employment in a law firm, and making partner, is no longer the definition of success in the law. Nor is that traditional path available to most law graduates, as firms deleverage and automate. For current and next-generation lawyers who recognise that legal training and experience is a foundation for more entrepreneurial pursuits, what does career disruption mean when it happens mid-career? As the definition of success also changes, there are many examples of highly satisfied lawyers who have veered off the linear path to make their mark in business, the law, and in public life. Join us as we learn from the diverse experiences of our panel, including a government lawyer turned technology entrepreneur, solicitor turned legal academic, barrister and former politician, and solicitor turned company director and venture capitalist.

Refreshments will be provided.

Level: General

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  • 1.5 points Competency 1 Practice Management



Chris Bates - Chair
Managing Director
KBE Legal Hub

Sarah Mateljan
Director LawCPD / CourseGenius

Kate Offer
Lecturer & Director of Disruption
Law School
The University of Western Australia

Tim Hammond
Central Law Chambers; former Member for Perth

Dr Andrew Lu OAM
HBA Legal; Company Director

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