Allens Confidential podcast
The road less travelled: busting the myth of the 'typical lawyer'
How does someone end up in the law?
In this deeply personal episode, hosts Mel and Tahlia speak with two of their fellow lawyers - Virginia Dore and Paddy O'Brien - about their significantly divergent lives, backgrounds and eventual paths to legal practice. It's an honest, heart-on-the-sleeve discussion that puts paid to many of the persistent stereotypes about lawyers, law students and life in a corporate firm, covering everything from childhood trauma and homelessness through to the expanding definition of diversity, the vital role of mentors and the empowering process of being your whole, authentic self in the workplace.
We'd be lying if we said this episode didn't involve some crying. From everybody. So...tissues at the ready.
This episode is part of our 2022 series.