Lawyers must learn to run their own race

Christine Smyth

Finding a way to forge your own path in law can be difficult, but in the experience of Queensland Law Society president Christine Smyth staying true to yourself will pay dividends.

Ms Smyth is Queensland Law Society’s (QLS) 59thelected president, and the fifth woman in the organisation’s history to hold office. Not seeking out what would have been viewed as the only ticket to a high-flying job in law, via Sydney, it is only the first of several external markers of success she would rebuke in her career. Not because those markers do not indicate success for some other lawyers, but because they have not been right for her.

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