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QLD STATE ELECTION 2020

We are seeking your views for the QLS Call to Parties document for the 2020 state election. Read more here about the issues and have your say today!

Spotlight

Call to Parties

We are seeking your views for the QLS Call to Parties document for the 2020 state election. Read more here about the issues and have your say today!

Shape the future​

Help us shape the future of the Queensland legal profession. The Future Leaders Committee (FLC) is a platform for next generation lawyers to launch their dreams, ideas and thinking for our profession. Read more about the opportunity to lead the profession into the future.

COVID-19: The road out​

COVID-19 has caused many changes and disruption to our lives. As we still grapple with the new normal, read here about the legacy COVID-19 has left on the way we live and work and what this means for the legal profession.

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Perspectives

The guide, created by the members of the QLS Diverse Abilities Network, includes a list of simple measures that may assist people with diverse abilities who frequent or visit your workplace and in doing so, assist you in providing a more inclusive workplace.
Sheetal Deo
The need to address inclusion of the rainbow community within the legal profession is just one of the motivating factors behind the inaugural Pride in Law Award.

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In practice

More prescriptive lending processes are one potential outcome following the recent ASIC v Westpac appeal decision.
William Isdale, Sam Walpole

Wellbeing

Our collective experiences of 2020 - dealing with a pandemic that has changed communities, workplaces and politics all over the world - have not only disrupted business as usual, but have also introduced new challenges in people management. Supporting employees’ mental health and wellbeing is a key responsibility for every manager, and developing and strengthening the skills to do so has become critical this year. Here are some tips and suggestions.
Rebecca Niebler
For some of us, the many challenges, rapid changes and ongoing uncertainty which 2020 has brought into our lives have taken a toll on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. If you think that your friend, colleague, client or employee may be struggling, have a conversation with them. Here’s how.
Rebecca Niebler
What’s your reason to get out of bed every morning, other than habit and a sense of responsibility? What keeps you going through the hard times, inspires you and puts a smile of your face? If you know the answer, maybe you have found your “ikigai”. This concept can be described as the meeting point between what you are good at, what you love doing, and what someone else needs and is prepared to spend money on. Where is this for you?
Rebecca Niebler

Outside the law

I believe there is a lot to be said about taking your time following graduation to not just reflect on what you just achieved, but also to avoid burnout and set some goals and take time for yourself.
Sheetal Deo
In the second last year of my law degree, I fell pregnant with my son. I remember looking at the positive pregnancy test and saying to myself - "Okay Sarah. Just do it. You've got this."
Lexi Kehl
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