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13th Jun 2023

June 2023 Newsletter

Read Dovetail's latest newsletter below.

Summary of the NSW Australian Corporate Counsel In-House Counsel Day

A summary from the ACC NSW In-House Counsel Day. Dovetail had the pleasure of sponsoring, attending and exhibiting at the NSW ACC In-House Counsel Day in Sydney on the 18th of May.

See our conference summary here

Contract Management Systems – 5 Benefits for In-House Lawyers

Need a business case to implement a Contract Management System – Here it is!
Discover 5 advantages of Contract Management Systems for your legal team. Streamline your operations and take control of your contracts.

Read our full article here 

6 Tips to Help Junior Lawyers Thrive

These 6 tips will show you how you can create a work environment that attracts and supports the growth and development of junior lawyers.

Read our full article here 

7 Resignation Tips for In-House Lawyers

Resigning from a job can be stressful, but it’s important to do it professionally and respectfully. From timing your resignation to ensuring a smooth transition for your successor, these 7 tips will help make your departure seamless.

Read our 7 Resignation Tips here 

Is it time to outsource your co-sec duties?

Want to maximise the efficiency of your legal team? Our latest article explores the pros and cons of outsourcing company secretary duties.

Read our full article here 

Salary Negotiation for In-House Lawyers

Be comfortable negotiating your salary – it shows you know your value and believe in it. Here are our 6 Steps to assist you in negotiating your salary.

Read our 6 Steps for Salary Negotiation Here 

Salary Guide

What's your value?

Wondering what your value is in the market? Here are the typical in-house salaries we see at each level.

A Complete Guide to the Australian Legal Tech Landscape

A comprehensive guide to the legal technology landscape available to Australian In-House Lawyers in 2023.

View our legal tech guide here. 

Sample of Live Opportunities

    • Senior Legal Counsel – ASX Industrial Co   Melbourne: Leading ASX industrial company seeks a Senior Legal Counsel with a commercial focus to join their collaborative team to support the business across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Headquartered in Melbourne, this leading ASX industrial client is a global powerhouse with more than 10,000 employees and servicing clients in over 75 countries.
    • Senior Legal Counsel – Leading Educational InstitutionPerth: A broad commercial role – support the whole institution across a diverse range of legal matters, including: – Employment, contract, torts, industrial, administrative, criminal, property, and intellectual property law, Statutes and By-Laws and other legislation.
    • Senior Legal Counsel – Property– Sydney: This an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Senior Property Lawyer to engage in cutting-edge and strategic level work at a world-leading Sydney university. The role reports to a supportive and innovative General Counsel. The role’s primary responsibility is to provide strategic and strategic legal advice on a broad range of property, environment, and planning matters.

Want to know more about these roles and others?

View more roles here.

Looking to add a lawyer to your team?

View a sample of available lawyers here.

Women reach an important milestone in legal profession
Australian Financial Review
Here are some interesting data on gender composition across different legal sectors. Females now account for: In-House 61% | Law Firms 50% | Community Legal 70% | Government Legal 60%
Read the full article here
2022 National Profile of Solicitors
The Law Society of NSW
This national profile provides a demographic breakdown of solicitors represented by each of Australia’s eight state and territory Law Societies.
Read the full report here
Why people reward innate talent over hard work
It turns out people have a positive bias towards those that have achieved a result through natural ability rather than hard work.
This bias could be used in an interview – i.e., “my brain just seems wired for law” rather than “I worked really hard to get my degree”. 
Read the full article here

Would you like to read more articles?

View our list of articles worth reading


Fun Facts

  • Finland Has the Most Metal Bands Per Capita: 53.5 metal bands per 100,000 people.
  • Eggs And Bacon Bay, Milkshake Hills, Trousers Point, Granny’s Gut, Satan’s Lair, Lovely Bottom and Stinkhole … are all places in Tasmania.
  • China has just one time zone (Beijing time) that covers the whole country. In the westernmost provinces, the sun may not rise until 10am or set until midnight. The border with Afghanistan is the greatest border time change in the world, with a change of 3.5 hours.

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