Free Range Lawyers

Cultivating What Matters.

Free Range Lawyers is a collective of people who believe in the power of distributed and remote working to make lives and businesses better.

We connect freelance lawyers who work outside the office with legal service providers looking to flex their resource.

Download the e-book: Vision to Value: Remote & Hybrid working... for keeps.

Download the e-book: Remote working success for law firms.

We harness the benefit of distributed working by:

legal service providers with freelance lawyers who want to work away from the office

to organisations on ways to maximise value from remote and distributed work

what matters through a serious commitment to transforming the way lawyers and legal service providers work.

We help legal service providers work moreproductively and lawyers livemore purposefully.

Find out more about each step on the way toconnecting a Free Range Lawyer with anassignment at a law firm.

Our focused, evidence-based selection process ensures that our Free Range Lawyers not only have excellent legal skills but have the professional values and temperament suited to working on an untethered, self-employed basis.

When a legal service provider needs additional resource, we act quickly to find a match if we can, while ensuring we thoroughly understand their needs.

When a legal service provider needs additional resource, we act quickly to find a match if we can, while ensuring we thoroughly understand their needs.

Our involvement doesn’t end there. We’re more than a matching service. We’re here every step of the way to make sure that our remote assignments work for everyone involved.

Free Range working benefits lawyers, legal service providers and those around them.

Find out more about the people behind Free Range Lawyers.

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Women practitioners benefit from New Law approach. Karin Derkley, Law Institute Victoria 27 April 2023

New Law careers have proliferated in recent years, with women especially benefiting from a new approach to delivering legal services that prioritises flexibility for both clients and practitioners. Panelists shared their experiences of developing careers in New Law at last week’s From Lawyer to NewLaw Careerist webinar hosted by the Centre for Legal Innovation and facilitated by Hive Legal executive director Melissa Lyon.

From Lawyer to NewLaw Careerists – how to crush the transition

Come and join us this Wednesday at 1pm AEST as Liz Fernando, Kate Greenwood, Melissa Lyon and I chat with Terri Mottershead about our stories as NewLaw careerists. Link to sign up:

Book Recommendation: Tech Enabled Lawyer by Fiona MacLay

In 'Tech Enabled Lawyer' Fiona McLay has created a rare thing: a book about technology that is not only practical and useful, but is a jolly good read. Intricately researched and thoughtfully presented, Tech Enabled Lawyer stimulates with ideas and assists with practical tools


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Motivation + crisis + remote working = heady cocktail. Katherine Thomas takes a look at how motivation theory intersects with evidence re remote work effectiveness, to suggest what leaders might do to support their colleagues' motivation in current circs.

"...bestselling author Daniel Pink argues humans are motivated by autonomy: the ability to direct their own lives. Free-range humans produce better eggs."

Well worth a listen and not just cos they had Free Range Lawyers as first guest! Great interviewers who are not afraid to engage on the thorny subjects. Plus their podcasts are short and easily digestible.

"Offices seem so 20th century now". RoF survey suggests 75% of respondents was g to wfh at least 3 days pw. LawyerFreeRange photo

The last of this week's blogs: Lifts. On collecting data and stories now to inform the future. LawyerFreeRange photo

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