News: Regional lawyering research

knowledge-is-powerHave you ever read something about regional lawyers and thought to yourself “yes, well that’s a point, but there’s so much more to it” or “what about the challenges we face when it comes to x, y, and z” or maybe even a straight-out “no, that’s incorrect“. .

Well, if you have a few minutes, we encourage you to share your own experience as a regional lawyer.

Dr Francesca Bartlett of the University of Queensland and Dr Caroline Hunt of the University of Southern Queensland are talking with regional lawyers to understand more about us.  In addition to talking to practitioners directly, they also have made available an online survey for participants to complete.  To ensure that the research truly reflects the life of regional lawyers, we encourage you to take part in the survey. You can access it here.

In addition to the obvious benefits, think about the current oversupply of law graduates, your plans for the succession of your business, advertising regional law as a possible future for great graduates and young lawyers.  There are unquantifiable benefits to this research being available and being accurate to the real life of a regional lawyer.

If you’re interested in speaking with the researchers, they would be pleased to hear from you.  You can reach them on 07 3346 7526.  Alternatively, feel free to contact us and we will do what we can to connect you.

[We recently wrote about this very topic in our members news update.  If you are a member and didn’t receive our update, please let us know.  If you didn’t receive our update because you’re not a member, head over to our membership page and join today!]

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Our Launch is coming – 9 June 2016

photo-1416235150813-dcb31b0653e8We’re planning our first social launch event for 6:30pm on Thursday 9 June 2016 to meet all our newest members and colleagues in the district.  This is a great opportunity to meet your local colleagues in a social, friendly and welcoming environment.

The Queensland Law Society has been very supportive of our establishment and as such the local news about our formation has gained a lot of interest.

We will be sending out invitations to our current members once the venue has been confirmed.  We hope to have these out very soon. In the meantime, put the date in your calendar so you don’t miss out!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to pop us an email at lsrla2015@gmail.com.

Michele | LSRLA President