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A podcast for junior lawyers, law students, and senior lawyers wanting to rethink the practice of law. Host Katie seeks out guests with a wide range of perspectives and interviews them about how they work, what works for them, and ways the industry might transform for the better.
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Sep 23, 2019

In this episode I chat with Sarah Alderson from PocketLegal about her ten years in practice in New Zealand and Australia, including how she went about finding jobs throughout, leading to her recent move to establish her CPD and networking business. It was so lovely to talk about finding fit and non-formulaic ways through one's career, and how she is going about improving the experience of legal practice for New Zealand lawyers now.

 

Apr 14, 2019

In this episode Sacha Judd, a lawyer for 20 years turned innovation and technology advisor, talks technology law, non-linear career choices, and the systemic nature of legal culture, not to mention practice in Hong Kong and Singapore, study at LSE, and partnership at 32.  No introduction needed!

You can read The Spinoff's reproduction of Sacha's speech to the Auckland University Law Review Alumni Dinner here.

Mar 3, 2019

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 all kinds of other things.  I'm such a fan.  

Feb 3, 2019

John Mackintosh talks Stepping Up and choosing sole practice, law-adjacent paths, and bringing your outside passions into legal practice.  Click here to get details on John's webinar for new lawyers "Making your way in your first law job", coming 20 February 2019 from CCH.

Jan 22, 2019

Zoë talks independent legal research work, the stories of women lawyers, and human rights law in disguise.

Oct 29, 2018

This is a tiny wee update episode to let you know about the changes that are a-coming, and where to find other New Lawyer-related work that you mind enjoy.

Sep 18, 2018

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

Read this episode's blog post here, sign up for a monthly digest of columns and podcasts here, or submit a question for LexisNexis' Dear Katie over here.

Aug 14, 2018

In this episode Auckland-based family lawyer Sharon Chandra talks family law, the role of happiness in productivity, and the legal culture utopia we might face towards.

Jul 8, 2018

In this episode I talked to Duncan Webb, MP for Christchurch Central and co-author of your ethics textbook, about his career as a litigation lawyer, academic and now Parliamentarian.  We talked about how you can make a difference in non-traditional routes, what he wish he'd known from the beginning (nothing more than he did), his work for Christchurch homeowners in earthquake cases, how he once took down a gaming trust, and much more.

Jun 10, 2018

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.

 

Apr 30, 2018

Zylpha is a second career lawyer who now works for the Law Society in its Canterbury-Westland branch office.  She is also one of five people manning NZLS' new Law Care phoneline (0800 0800 28).  We talked a lot about bullying and harassment and the complex ways of responding to a complex systemic problem, and it was STILL really fun. 

Apr 30, 2018

Zylpha is a second career lawyer who now works for the Law Society in its Canterbury-Westland branch office.  She is also one of five people manning NZLS' new Law Care phoneline (0800 0800 28).  We talked a lot about bullying and harassment and the complex ways of responding to a complex systemic problem, and it was STILL really fun. 

Apr 16, 2018

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.  

You can read more at the blog post for this episode over here, and sign up for monthly digest emails for the podcast and New Lawyer columns here. 

Feb 8, 2018

Episode 21 - Shaun talks big workplaces, second careers, and how to handle mistakes - The New Lawyer Podcast

Jun 5, 2017

Episode 18 - Julia Batchelor-Smith talks construction law, non-linear careers and hard core self care - The New Lawyer Podcast

May 8, 2017

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

Apr 23, 2017

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

Mar 20, 2017

Episode 14: Eric talks Community Law, attitudes to mistakes, and idealism vs realism in legal practice - The New Lawyer Podcast

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Mar 6, 2017

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

Feb 20, 2017

Episode 12: George talks alternative summer clerking, the life of a barrister and competitions - The New Lawyer Podcast

Feb 6, 2017

Episode 11: Clayton talks quarter-life crises, unorthodox career paths, and practising with depression - The New Lawyer Podcast

Jan 23, 2017

Episode 10: Solicitor General Una Jagose QC talks Crown Law, the LGBT lawyer experience, and what lawyers look like - The New Lawyer Podcast

Jan 9, 2017

Episode 9: Josh Pemberton talks Supreme Court clerkships, Harvard University and the Pemberton Report - The New Lawyer Podcast

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