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Building a working life you don’t need to escape from

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In partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) New South Wales division, we are pleased to invite lawyers for an evening of networking and to listen to an exclusive keynote speech by Georgie Dent.

The event will take place at the Club Lounge in Sydney, Australia, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Minds Count, a charity that aims to help reduce work-related psychological ill-health in the legal community and promote workplace psychological health and safety.

Keynote speech - Georgie Dent: 'Building a working life you don’t need to escape from'

As professionals, we’ve all seen the pressure cooker turned up high (and even beyond!) as the global pandemic forced us all into new working rhythms alongside professional and personal demands we’d not previously seen or experienced simultaneously. Amidst the disruption, it also brought the opportunity to reflect on and reset the norms we have previously accepted as we navigate our professional lives.

Research conducted by the International Bar Association suggests that half of young lawyers are somewhat likely, or highly likely, to move to a new but comparable workplace, a third to a new legal profession, and a fifth to leave the legal profession in the next five years. This is quite simply a level of structural disruption never before seen in many of our professional careers.

Georgie Dent is a journalist, editor, author, MC, facilitator, and prominent advocate for women’s empowerment, gender equality, and mental health. Her speech will ask why are lawyers feeling this way and how can we design careers that we don’t want to escape from?

When and Where

Date: 23 March 2022

Time: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM AEDT

Venue: Club Lounge, Hyde Park House, Level 2, 47-49 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia. 


Please register for this event here by 21 March 2022.