Top podcast episodes for lawyers in FY24

Top podcast episodes for lawyers in FY24

The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network – the channel of law-related shows for Momentum Media’s legal brand, Lawyers Weekly – remains one of the most popular industry-specific podcast streams in the country, covering anything and everything pertaining to the business of law. Here are its 10 most-downloaded episodes from the recently-concluded financial year.

Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network's rundown on the top episodes for the legal profession over the past financial year.

Speaking about the show’s run over the course of the most recent financial year, Lawyers Weekly editor Jerome Doraisamy said that the constantly-shifting professional services marketplace, and the experiences of practitioners on the ground, have led to some fascinating and stimulating conversations.

“It remains a hugely challenging time for legal practitioners of all stripes, but the market is also rife with opportunity. This means there is always something of note to discuss on our shows,” he said. 

“We’ve no doubt that the new financial year will give rise to even more illuminating chats, as legal professionals look to navigate the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, bolstered competition for work, and an ongoing disconnect in generational attitudes about workplace attendance, salaries, and other matters.”

Looking ahead, Doraisamy noted that Lawyers Weekly is always on the hunt for lawyers to tell interesting stories or offer constructive thought leadership for their peers. 

“We go to great lengths to find lawyers and industry experts who can offer insightful, inspiring guidance for Australian practitioners, so they can be the best versions of themselves in an ever-changing, volatile environment,” he said.

“We always welcome pitches and suggestions — if you’re keen to be on the show, or know of someone worthwhile, don’t hesitate to reach out!”

10. ‘My Mummy is a Lawyer’ author on role modelling and reconciling personal and professional identities
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with Stephanie-Kate Bratton, a lawyer, author, and mother, about her personal and professional journey and why showing our children all that lawyers do is so important.

9. Tackling the legal profession’s hidden hurdle
Here, lawyer, academic and COO Fabi Fugazza talks about the pervasive issue of unconscious bias in the legal profession and how it impacts hiring, sourcing and progression practices.

8. Advertising: A ‘really dynamic area of law’
As someone who grew up during the advent of social media, the advertising laws surrounding such platforms have become a point of fascination for Isabella Orlic. There is, she details, a huge amount happening legally in this space right now.

7. The Boutique Lawyer Show: What I’ve learnt from using AI in my practice
One must always be looking for better ways to do one’s job, says Yule Guttenbeil. In the context of artificial intelligence (AI), this means exploring how best such technologies can be incorporated into a legal practice and leaning into such modes of operating.

6. Why you should consider living and practising overseas
In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with nrol, we dive into the vocational benefits of undertaking an overseas secondment or moving overseas as a lawyer.

5. Essential update for family lawyers by Plenti
In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with Plenti, we do a deep dive into all that has happened in the family law space in recent times and what such developments mean for practitioners.

4. Lessons from 40+ years in practice
Prominent personal injury lawyer Henry Carus has been in practice for four decades. While it has not always been an easy ride, it is a journey he is still very much enjoying, and here, he shares some pertinent wisdom for other practitioners striving for such longevity in the profession.

3. Beacon Legal discusses salary and bonus trends for FY24
In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with Beacon Legal, we explore the market trends and lessons coming out of FY23 and what lawyers across the board need to know as FY24 gets into full swing.

2. ‘Don’t be afraid to talk – it can save your life’
As a junior practitioner who has suffered debilitating mental health struggles, Kian Rafie is determined to see the legal profession get better at talking openly about our individual experiences. Talking, he says, can make all the difference. (Content warning: This episode contains content that may be disturbing or distressing to some listeners. Discretion is advised.)

1.    The life and financial journey of a law firm partner
In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with Commonwealth Bank, we explore the myriad fiscal considerations for law firm partners across various stages of their careers and how best they can look after themselves.