Dear Katie Column – Reconciling Motivation vs Reputation
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Dear Katie Column – Reconciling Motivation vs Reputation

How do I reconcile my motivation for studying law being to help people, with the reputation lawyers have for being greedy and ‘slimy’? – Cait, 22 This is a great question. I take slimy to mean cynical, aggressive, manipulative, scheming, underhanded, and possibly unethical or even corrupt. (I also take it to mean super creepy, … Continue reading

Unpacking Trust
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Unpacking Trust

by Barbara Vrettos, The Legal Forecast How we transact, interact and behave is underpinned by how we trust. Blockchain technologies, however, provide an alternative that can industrialise the reliability and predictability that fosters trust. Thus, blockchain technologies can scale trust at lower costs than traditional human avenues. This calls into question established legal assumptions about … Continue reading

Millennials and Generation Z: We have to use the phone
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Millennials and Generation Z: We have to use the phone

Readers, I have been on a journey.  I invite you to join me for a recap.  I recently gave a talk to senior lawyers about being a human and a manager of lawyers. One of the topics I was anxious to cover was how millennials[1] are people and not some weirdo self-obsessed alien “other” that … Continue reading

Dear Katie column – The virtue of taking a break during your law degree
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Dear Katie column – The virtue of taking a break during your law degree

And so, you feel you should probably just keep going. Just get through it and then see what happens after that. After all, what if you took a break and never came back? What if you fell behind everyone else? What if future lawyers saw a big gap from June 2019 to July 2020 and refused even to let you in their doors? It’s all too much. Better to just keep grinding on as best you can, right? Continue reading