Nov 29, 2022
Prospective clients, and the broader
legal profession, will often have preconceptions about a lawyer’s
capacity — particularly when it comes to working women
with families. Professionals must, Alana Jacquet says, be confident
in their own abilities and vocational pathways, and not let anyone
get in the way.
On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with Our Lawyers principal Alana Jacquet about her move from Sydney to the Southern Highlands of NSW, how and why the opportunity arose for her to assume the management of a boutique firm, the challenges she has experienced in running a business and managing a team, and how such experiences have shaped her sense of self as a lawyer.
Ms Jacquet also details the struggles she has faced in proving herself to the market given her juggling of family and professional responsibilities, how commonplace such experiences are for women lawyers, the approaches she has taken to push back against such perceptions, and the advice she has for others as to how best to overcome preconceptions about one’s capacity and ability.
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