Chances are, you’ve heard of flexible working. It’s also likely that you are working flexibly, perhaps without even realising it.
This seminar will provide candid insights, both personal and professional, about what flexible working is, the numerous reasons why it’s being adopted, the challenges it presents, and how it can (and can’t) be achieved in the legal arena.
- Attain a better understanding of the definition of flexible working.
- Boost your awareness of the raft of reasons in support of flexible working
- Increase your knowledge of what flexible working looks and feels like in practice, including role, hours, place, resources - and even attire.
- Gain insights into the mindset, process and parameters for implementing flexible working that works for your situation.
- Garner information about the (sometimes unspoken) challenges inherent with flexible working, for employers, employees and clients.
- Benefit from the learnings of others who have ‘been there, done that’ and come out the other side, and not only survived but thrived.
Who should attend?
This seminar will be of benefit to all legal professionals. It will have particular relevance for principals, partners, directors, barristers, practice managers and L&D managers in small to medium practices/chambers.
in person registration only
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Associate General Counsel – Construction, Housing New Zealand
Chief Executive Officer
The Franchise Lawyer
Sarah has an LLB from Otago University and a DipBus(New Ventures) and an MComLaw(Hons) from Auckland University. She is a business lawyer with a focus on franchising. She has worked flexibly (i.e. other than as a full- time employee) for the majority of her legal career; and first started working flexibly by converting from a full-time employee to a part-time contractor to allow time for university studies, then children.
She has worked at law firms as an associate, partner and consultant ? employed and as a contractor; had a number of in-house positions; contracted on demand to other law firms; and since 2012 has been operating as a sole practitioner. More recently she has taken on some part-time in-house projects which fit in around her own client work.
She has presented at or chaired CPD events for ADLS, NZLS, Legalwise and Chartered Accountants; written articles for LawTalk, LawNews and business publications; is a member of the Institute of Directors, ADLS’ CPD Committee and several CPD subcommittees.
People and Culture Director