LOD launches Life With Law series in New Zealand with wellbeing masterclass

The first event of the series is a wellbeing masterclass to be held in Wellington this month

LOD launches Life With Law series in New Zealand with wellbeing masterclass

LOD has launched Life With Law in New Zealand, with its inaugural event being held in Wellington in October.  Life With Law are LOD-hosted events offering inspiration and ideas for living a happy and satisfying life while practising law.  LOD’s aim is to provide a forum for lawyers to find inspiration and ideas about life and work.

“Following successful events in Australia and the UK, we are really excited to now launch this initiative in New Zealand.” said Stephen Mullins, General Manager New Zealand for LOD.  “LOD is shining a spotlight on wellbeing within the legal sector and how both our employees and clients can deal with the challenges of commercial life.  We have a number of exciting projects and initiatives this year in which Life With Law is an integral part.” 

The first New Zealand event will be a day-long Masterclass centred on wellbeing, mental health and how to be at your best as a person AND as a lawyer.  Attendees will walk away having gained some valuable tools, tips and insights to use both at home and at work.  Speakers include the amazing Cam Calkoen, who will share with our audience how we can look at our lives more awesomely by using strength of human attitude and potential; former Minister the Hon Chris Finlayson on what is has been like coming back to law after 15 years as a politician and Lucy Elwood who is the current Head of Legal & Regulatory at Trade Me. LOD’s very own Anthony Wright, Head of Innovation & Design will discuss ‘how legal ops and tech can improve your team’s happiness – seriously!’ and so many more!

Sarah Taylor, Client Solutions Director with LOD has been a champion of mental health and wellbeing in the legal sector for many years, writing a scholarship paper on flexible working in the legal profession, speaking at numerous conferences, and coordinating a series of articles focusing on mental health in LawTalk, the NZ Law Society’s monthly magazine.  Taylor says “I can’t wait to kick off this series.  There is clearly an appetite to have more open conversations about mental health and wellbeing in our profession and we’re excited to be helping with that.  Our Life With Law Masterclass and some additional workshops we’re running are about being a great lawyer and having a great life outside of work.  We think those things go firmly hand in hand.”.

LOD says that Life With Law is not about promoting any particular direction or path.   It is simply to help lawyers locate those thoughts that are probably already sitting in the back of their mind somewhere about balancing their life with work or helping their teams to do so. 

To enquire about Life With Law or to register your interest in the Wellington event which is aimed at all in-house lawyers, please email [email protected]

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