Legally Yours CEO, Karen Finch spoke with Lawyers Weekly about the low retention rates in law and how the profession can keep the brilliant minds by exploring new ways of working.
“If you allow people to work within the confines and the contexts that best suit them, you’re going to be able to get the most out of those individuals”
— Karen Finch, Legally Yours
LOD — Lawyers On Demand managing director Paul Cowling argues “[law] doesn’t have to be done the way it’s always been done”.
This appears to be a commonly-held sentiment when it comes to practicing law in a flexible fashion. The Australian legal profession is increasingly cognisant of its place in the modern professional world and is fast appreciating not only the need to appropriately accommodate for and cater to its staff, to not only retain the best talent, but also allow them to flourish.
Low retention rates in law make this issue especially pertinent, Legally Yours chief executive and co-founder Karen Finch says, and by “not understanding that we have to take care”, the profession is allowing brilliant minds to go elsewhere.