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How to Make the Most of Those New Year Good Vibes

The start of the year has ALL of the soul searching vibes. I’m hearing from so many that have to tackle big things this year, especially in the hunt for work. Read on to hear how I suggest you tackle the new year…

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Three Ways that Early Career Lawyers Can Help Survivors of DV to Thrive…

I thought that, given the theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism is all about the grassroots, I’d prepare a list all about how people like us can make life just a little bit easier for survivors of Domestic and Family Violence. So here it is, Three Ways that Early Career Lawyers Can Help Survivors of DV to Thrive…

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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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