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Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network

Feb 15, 2021

Rather than committing to one or the other, soon-to-be lawyers may find that their careers will be better off by sampling small and big firms alike. 

In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by Peripheral Blue founder and MD Mellissa Larkin to discuss the benefits of transitioning skills from BigLaw to Boutique (and vice versa) and the skills that the employers from these different firms are looking for in their new hires. 

We also get into why senior legal practitioners value EQ over IQ in their young graduates, how career-seeking lawyers can track down the firm that works best for their goals and their values, and knowing when the best time is to put your hand up. 

Mellissa also has some bonus tips on making a career overseas work and how to bring those experiences back into an Australian firm. 

Check out the episode below!

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