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So You Want to Move in Together…

Recently, a friend of mine declared to me he was pretty sure he was ready to move in with his partner. The conversation that followed was super inspiring and I think super important. So, in typical Kiarah fashion, I have compiled my thoughts here

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An Open Letter to the Profession by Kiarah Grace Kelly

I’m writing with a sense of sadness, from where I’m standing as a Family Lawyer who is on the cusp of hitting two years post admission experience, things aren’t looking good. I can’t shake the sense that the divide between students and lawyers and ‘old’ vs ‘new’ is growing, I can’t shake the sense that…

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Future Leaders: An Election!

I’m running for a position on the Queensland Law Society Future Leaders Committee! I’ve decided to put my hand up for election to the Future Leaders Committee as I want it to be filled with people who believe what I believe- that the future leaders of this profession are innovative, question why things are done…

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the Power of Connection in New Lawyer Life

I want to talk a bit about the power of connection and friendship in different (sometimes competing) organisations as an early career lawyer. Last year I attended a Happy Lawyer Happy Life event and set out to say hello to as many new faces as I could. I spotted a Gorman-clad, young lawyer across the…

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Next Stop Mediation – How to Prepare?

Most family law matters will come across the stage of mediation somewhere along the road to reaching an agreement. Mediation is a process where both parties to a family law dispute meet to discuss their fears, their needs and to try to work through the things that are holding them back from finding a resolution.…

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Listen Up – A Week of Podcast Recommendations to Keep the Working Week Ticking Along…

Podcasting hit me all at once about two years ago. It seemed like overnight I was consuming as much content as I possibly could and if I’m honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel like audio content can grab your attention like no other medium, podcasting fills my drives, walks, grocery shops…

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To the Graduating Class of 2018!

I dedicate this post to all the 2018 Graduates out there, I think you’re amazing. You’ve poured over hundreds of thousands of typed words, stayed up far too late to complete a task only to get to bed and not be able to fall asleep because you were worried the work you did was not…

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