ichael Fortson knew he would study law sometime after he finished high school in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He just didn’t think he would wait until he was in his forties, married with two children and living 15,000 kilometres from home before he began.His four-year-plan to pay for college by joining the US military turned into a 23-year career with postings … [Read more...]
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You've landed that elusive role at a large commercial law firm. Few are fortunate enough to get the chance to commence their careers like this. You probably hustled your way through law school, with many sleepless nights and coffee-fuelled study sessions, dreaming of the day when you'd finally get that coveted piece of paper. And you got there. Congrats! Unfortunately, though, … [Read more...]
t the beginning of her final semester, Juris Doctor graduate Rachael Grivas found out that she had breast cancer. Faced with surgery, then months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, she would have been forgiven for putting her studies aside for a year or two. But, she says, finishing her law degree, having a goal that was unrelated to surviving cancer, turned out to be an … [Read more...]
ost people work for at least 40 years but rarely nowadays is a full career spent with one employer.More and more people aren’t simply changing jobs, they’re starting over in entirely new careers and, for many, that means a return to studies. However, not all returning students have the time or the flexibility to devote to an undergraduate degree and if they’ve been there, … [Read more...]
ospitality is one of the worst industries for superannuation non-compliance. Considering how many university students engage in hospitality work to make ends meet while studying, it is likely that unpaid superannuation is the first legal issue that most of us will encounter over the course of our lives.In Australia, if you are over 18 years old and earn at least $450 a … [Read more...]
here are many news items that have recently made me question whether we are living in the 21st century.One such example was the revelation that it is still legal in the UK to require that women wear high heels in the workplace. This all came to light when Nicola Thorp, who has since started a government petition to make it illegal for a company to require that women wear … [Read more...]
"If there are no ups and downs in your life, it means that you are dead" - Author unknown.hese days, there is a tremendous amount of pressure (most of it self-inflicted) on young Australians, particularly recent graduates, to have your life and career working in perfect synchronicity.Most of us set some pretty ambitious work/life resolutions for the year ahead. … [Read more...]
Nowadays, the pressure to stick with and succeed in one chosen field has, in many ways, lessened as more young Australians vote with their feet and regularly change careers.Commonly referred to as a slash career, these alternative career pathways can manifest in many different ways. You may hold down a full-time job but have a side hustle or work on a passion project over … [Read more...]
t is tough out there for job seekers, particularly young job seekers.The current market is flooded with graduates with only 68.8% of young Australians able to secure full-time work within four months of completing formal study. Youth unemployment currently stands at 12.9%, three times higher than the national average.In this climate, being offered an interview is an … [Read more...]
I have lost count of the number of lawyer jokes I have heard, as well as the number of times that I have been labelled a “failed lawyer” or a “reformed lawyer”. What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?Taller.But in spite of the inevitable jibes and jokes, many of us choose to pursue legal careers because of a desire to do good and to help solve the life … [Read more...]