Goodbye 2019, it’s a wrap!

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Before we run away to the North Pole, here’s a wrap on popular articles from Legal Brew over the past year.

It’s been a pleasure writing for you here at LB in 2019. Most importantly, a BIG thank you for reading and coming along on the journey!

For my lovely keen-as-beans readers, we’ll be back on 12 January 2020, with lots more goodies in store for you.

Without further ado, here goes!

READ // S-L-E-E-P: It’s not optional

If you’re having a break over Christmas, don’t forget to catch up on your shut-eye. Check out the article on why getting your eight hours of sleep every night is a great idea.

READ // I’m guilty of humblebragging. Are you?

Lawyers, of all people, love awards… and humblebragging. ‘Nuff said.

READ // Life in the shoes of a judge’s associate

What does a judge’s associate do anyway? It appears, a fair bit. And it’s a steep learning curve. Because there is so much to say, check out Part 1 and Part 2.

READ // Fantastic Bosses and Where to Find Them

What is leadership? Here’s a humorous take on where you might find those fantastic bosses in hiding.

READ // LB Travels: Japan | Public Policy meets Law

For the travel bug in you, check out how public policy and law can combine to bring you… the Japanese school lunch! There are also #travel photos.

READ // Why lawyers need to learn how to invest

Lawyers love numbers like cats love water. So here’s a timely ode to investing and why lawyers should jump in.

READ // What you need to know about Royal Commissions

2019 may go down in history as the year of Australian Royal Commissions. For a very short history of Royal Commissions, check out the article.

READ // Why do things take – so long?

Yeahhhh, why do they? For the impatient soul in you, this article aims to put your concerns to rest.

READ // Law Latin: Are you in on the secret?

Ever wondered where Latin met Law? Here’s for the history buff in you.

Inspiring interviews

And last but not least… one of the most delightful bits of 2019 was bringing these stories of inspiring lawyers and ex-lawyers to you:

  • Nilanka – an employment lawyer (and one of the youngest law firm partners in Melbourne) with some great advice for law students.
  • Evan – a lawyer with a passion for social justice and international human rights law. Now imparting his wisdom as Prosecutions Mentor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Solomon Islands.
  • Zara – a commercial litigation lawyer and business owner creating beautiful hand-painted bowties (amongst other things) at Edward Kwan. She has since left the law and is now running Edward Kwan full-time!
  • Amy – a lawyer who is also a modern calligrapher and creative entrepreneur at heart. She runs her own side-hustle, Art by Ames. I can attest that her calligraphy workshops are great!
  • Matthew – a brilliant and engaging speaker, he left the law to pursue his combined passion in entrepreneurship at MET Designs and social procurement in the Victorian government.
  • Sarah-Mae – as a dual-qualified lawyer and managing director at Sarah-Mae Thomas LLC in Singapore, she shares her passion for social justice through her practice in family law, civil litigation, and youth criminal justice.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!

Image credit // Ian Schneider

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