On therapy: the dumb myths that surround it, and the reasons to try it out
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On therapy: the dumb myths that surround it, and the reasons to try it out

By Katie Cowan Believe it or not, I was a reluctant therapy attendee.  You wouldn’t know it now, what with my “Therapy for every adult!” soapbox, but it’s true.  So as a convert from sceptic to evangelist I thought I would illuminate therapy a little, for any readers who are curious but not convinced. Going … 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

Dear Katie column – On macro joy
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Dear Katie column – On macro joy

Around 90% of the guests on the podcast chose to study law because they were good at English. Rare is the guest who studied law because they wanted the skills to do particular justice-related work, or the guest who thought being a lawyer looked like fun. (I say that with the caveat that for many … Continue reading