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purpose

Ensuring purpose as a practitioner – Jerome Doraisamy of Lawyers Weekly interviews Claire Bibby and a number of other executive coaches about vocational check-ins. For online version, click here



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Creating A Community – in a blog by The Mentor Institute, Val Pitt recalls the 2020 International Women’s Day Event where “Claire Bibby shared her own personal journey with us and what an inspirational, passionate speaker! She had us riveted as she worked the room talking about women kind, how to overcome challenges in the workplace and the importance of authenticity ….”



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Will 2020 see an increase in professional negligence claims? Australia is in the midst of an “age of inquiries”, which will continue to shine a spotlight on corporate culture and behaviour, argues Claire Bibby in this blog



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How GCs can encourage their teams to do more pro bono work. It is becoming easier for corporate counsel to undertake pro bono legal work, and 2020 is the year to get involved, argue two senior professionals in their blogs.




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Forecasted issues for in-house lawyers in 2020 – Claire Bibby joins host Jerome Doraisamy on The Corporate Counsel Show to take a deep dive into the key trends she foresees for the in-house sector this year, including climate change liability risk, royal commissions, pro-bono work, industrial relations and gender pay gap transparency




Blog on Christmas Break

5 Ways you can take a proper break from work over Christmas – does the idea of taking time off cause you to stress at the thought of what might happen if you down tools and unplug? In my latest blogs published by Women’s Agenda I offer up 5 ways you can take a proper break from work over Christmas.




Ladies speaking

My journey to the boardroom – in this interview with Women on Boards, Claire discusses her journey into the non-executive boardroom




Man jumping

How to attract the lawyers of the futureThe next generation of successful lawyers are savvy about innovation and want to harness its benefits. How do employers attract the lawyers of the future or risk being left behind to gather dust?




Coloured chairs

Why general counsel need a seat at the table before a problem arises – a proactive approach to dealing with internal and external disputes can be achieved by involving your in-house legal team sooner, rather than later




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Nailing the Nail Bar Chatter – One of the most important features of language is the ability to feel comfortable and understood. In her blogs for Women’s Network Australia, Claire discusses whether in today’s modern age, are we forgetting to have, or simply avoiding, real conversations?


 

Women laughing

Laughter is the Sixth Sense – “You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” In this blog published by We Motivate People Magazine, Claire blogs about the power of laughter  … 


 

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Recapping the inaugural Corporate Counsel Summit – in a lively session, Lawyers Weekly editor Emma Ryan, Claire Bibby, Catherine James & Sarah Turner debated legal, political, tech & social issues lawyers need to be aware of …


 

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Extract The Australian 28 June 2019 In an interview with Chris Merrit, Legal Editor, The Australian, Laura Keily & Claire Bibby explain their online dispute resolution strategies …


 

Lady resting

How To Take The Headache Out Of Sunday Blues  Are you dreading the working week just around the corner?  In this blog published by Women’s Network Australia, Claire offers up a few simple things you can try to do … 


 

Claire Bibby and David Field

Do in-house lawyers have the freedom to express views online? Lawyers Weekly, in conversation with Claire Bibby and David Field, explores the extent to which legal professionals can publicly disclose their political, religious or other views


 

First Thought

Think Before You Post or Tag Before you upload a post on your LinkedIn feed or tag another person, perhaps pause for a moment and think – should I or shouldn’t I? That is the question … 


 

Photos

Legalpreneurs Spotlight – Claire Bibby explores why General Counsel are demanding radically more from firms when it comes to technology and innovation … 


 

Sea Shells

Go on – go and be an irritant! In her blog for Women’s Network Australia Claire Bibby discusses whether, as a female leader, we have to be hard on the outside and soft on the inside … 


 

Stones

Confessions To My Shoulder Angel, explores when is it appropriate to mind your own business, and when is it not? There’s only so far we can stretch ourselves like a rubber band …


 

Writing

Ensuring Law Schools are better at promoting in-house careers, Claire Bibbycomments on the rise of law students ingratiating themselves in corporate roles … 


 

Newspaper

Counting Down Corporate Counsel’s top 5 read stories. As judged by their audience reads, Lawyers Weekly’s top five Corporate Counsel stories for 2018 was topped off by Claire Bibby and Fiona Craig on navigating corporate roles …. 


 

Women

Diversity & Inclusion Charter, alongside Vered Keiser, Claire Bibby discusses the establishment of the ACC Australia Diversity & Inclusion Charter that enables in-house legal teams to support creating an inclusive legal profession … 


 

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Five Minutes with Sonder In conversation with Sonder Consultants, Claire Bibbyaddresses issues within the legal industry and shows the way forward for positive change … 


 

Speaker's Reel

Claire’s Sizzle Reelshowcasing Claire speaking …


 

Women drinking

International Law Event arrives in Australia Featuring a variety of high-profile speakers and gender-focussed topics, Claire Bibby chaired the 2018 Women in Law Summit to discuss championing change, navigating pay discussions and flexibility …


 

Workers

How in-house counsel are impacting the broader legal market In conversation with Jerome Doraisamy and Fiona Craig, we canvas issues and challenges facing corporate counsel …
 


 

Ladder

Tips for getting infront of General Counsel Reflecting on a recent masterclass hosted across Australian cities, Claire Bibby proffered guidance on how lawyers can put their best foot forward with legal team leaders … 


 

Office worker

In-house life ‘not an escape from private practice’ There are opportunities abound for corporate counsel, but those transitioning must understand that being an in-house counsel has its own challenges … 


 

Excellence Award

Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride? Is there a winning formula to taking home the top prize, or are a few faux pas commonly letting finalists down? Here are 10 of our collective tips on common indiscretions … 


 

AMP

AMP scandal shouldn’t dissuade women from board aspirations Senior members of the legal profession argue that in the wake of revelations at the banking royal commission, women should not be discouraged …


 

Good

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Legal Leadership Workplaces are stressful. But throw into the mix a chisel of lawyers, working on highly, often decidedly complex issues, within adversarial environments and there’s a potential for a problem. A big problem


 

Technology Library of All Blogs

In-house teams must develop their own tech tools Speaking recently on The Lawyers Weekly Show, Fiona Craigand Claire Bibby argued that it’s on the shoulders of corporate counsel to lead from a tech perspective … 


 

Hamburger Library of All Blogs

Would You Like Large Fries With That?  When, as a lawyer, is it appropriate to step in, and when is it appropriate to step away? Claire Bibby blogs on this … 


 

Climbing Library of All Blogs

GC panel probes why there aren’t more women in power – Sponsorship has been touted as a pragmatic solution over mentorship to encourage more talented women in law to claim their place at the leadership table … 


 

Mentoring Library of All Blogs

Reflecting on 2017 As we all start to look back on the year that was, Claire Bibby offers a gentle reminder that there is still time to do something for others …


 

Arrow Library of All Blogs

In-house community urged to come forward – Multi-award-winning former senior vice-president legal and general counsel of Brookfield, Claire Bibby, spoke to Lawyers Weekly earlier this year about what scooping up an accolade can mean for business … 


 

Men and women Library of All Blogs

Lawyers share gender equality strategies – Dr Kristin Ferguson, Teresa Dyson, Kara Cook, Gordon Kenwright, Claire Bibby, Cassandra Heilbronn and Leigh Duthie in conversation with Women’s Agenda… 


 

Winner Library of All Blogs

Award-winning legal professionals praise industry accolades – Past winners of the Australian Law Awards have reflected on how their accolades have helped to bolster their businesses …


 

Awesome Library of All Blogs

Providing Critical Feedback to Your Mentoring Partner In all honesty, none of us really enjoy receiving critical feedback.  How do you provide critical feedback to your mentoring partner? …


 

Bike riding Library of All Blogs

How To Grow Your Career with Mentoring This video covers how mentoring enhances your career development – specifically for in-house counsel/corporate lawyers … 


 

Coaching

How To Set Goals & Help Someone Find Direction There are times your mentee may seem to lose direction or come to a session without a specific goal in mind. How do you help your mentee … 


 

Deng Adut

Arm The Children with Books, Not Guns  One must step back in time to try to get some semblance of an understanding of what today drives the man who is Deng Adut … 


 

Helping

Building A Diverse In-House Legal Team – Including Lawyers With Disabilities The societal and economic benefits of diverse and inclusive work environments are well documented …


 

Running

In-house disruptors – Part Two Lawyer’s Weekly’s second half of this two-part series,  takes a closer look at some of the individuals who are changing the way in-house work is conducted … 


 

Technology

In-house disruptors In the first half of a two-part series, Lawyer’s Weekly explores and blogs those in corporate counsel who are bucking the trends, shaking up their industries, and helping change the dynamics … 


 

Podcast

Podcast – Claire Bibby on Leadership, Reading Lists and Flourishing in any Context  Are you looking for insight into leadership approaches? How to foster better relationships? Want to pick up some tips for more effective communication? 


 

I am bold Library of All Blogs

5 Bold Ideas for Shifting the Dial on Women in Business By 2020  This year’s International Women’s Day called on all of us to ‘Be Bold For Change’…


 

Asimo Library of All Blogs

The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession The Law Society established a commission of inquiry to identify and understand the changes currently affecting the profession


 

Winning Library of All Blogs

Leadership- From A Psychological Wellness Perspective  Lawyers have become disproportionately at risk of psychological unwellness and distress …


 

Legal Tech Library of All Blogs

Building Better In-House Bonds Claire Bibby, and KWM partner Felicity Savage have worked together for many years. What’s their secret to maintaining an effective working relationship …


 

Flamingo Library of All Blogs

No Day’s The Same Claire Bibby has almost 4,000 clients that she services with a team of six people, which keeps her “gloriously busy”, she says …


 

Technology Library of All Blogs

GC Views Claire Bibby discusses and blogs how the role of a legal team has changed and gives us a snapshot of how her own team operates, her thoughts on future legal trends and her support of philanthropic causes … 


 

Computers Library of All Blogs

How legal tech start-ups get into the ear of the best company lawyers With an increasing number of new players vie for the attention of company gatekeepers and threaten to eat into the profits of traditional law firms … 


 

High tech Library of All Blogs

Future Proofing Your In-House Legal Team When it comes to planning for the future, in-house counsel experience a different world than their law firm counterparts. Career progression is often perceived as almost impossible  … 


 

Stairs Library of All Blogs

How To Get Gender Equality in The Law Not why but how to achieve gender diversity in the law was discussed by general counsel and industry leaders at a Thomson Reuters Legal event in Melbourne recently … 


 

Women at work Library of All Blogs

Ticket sales talk: Boycott or walk out of events featuring all-male panels  Claire Bibby attended 15 minutes of a professional conference last week before walking out, because the first session featured an all-male lineup of four men  


 

Helping hand Library of All Blogs

Making a Case For Morale  Claire Bibby’s goal is to foster a nurturing, team-oriented environment that allows lawyers to excel professionally and personally, which she blogs in this article …


 

Training Library of All Blogs

Don’t stand still. Don’t blend in. Don’t be a passenger Claire Bibby’s story, from when her childhood dreams of being a lawyer were shattered, to then being one of the most influence women in law …


 

Helping hand Library of All Blogs

Pay Equity The Next Battle Ground for Lawyers On paper, things have never looked better for women in law …


 

Superman Library of All Blogs

League of Extraordinary Lawyers Australian women have contributed to the richness of our nation’s legal institutions for more than 100 years. Women are now forging a proud history of excellence, service and innovation … 


 

Stress Library of All Blogs

In-House Counsel Told to Dial Down The Pressure  Claire Bibby blogs that in-house teams need to be more cognisant of impossible deadlines or turnaround times that eat into their lawyers’ private lives … 


 

Sprint Library of All Blogs

Highlights: The Women in Law Awards 2016 Relive all the highlights from the fifth annual Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, which celebrated the achievements of the best and the brightest Australian women in law. The big winner of the night was Claire Bibby 


 

Direction Library of All Blogs

The benefits of having a strategic plan Two general counsel have highlighted how legal departments can boost their service proposition by implementing a strategic plan designed specifically for in-house teams


 

Children Library of All Blogs

National firm seeks to alleviate poverty Piper Alderman has thrown its support behind a new campaign that asks Australian women to support the empowerment of women living in poverty by training them to become health leaders in their communities …


 

Chess Library of All Blogs

Do Lawyers Need to Rethink Ethics in an Increasingly Digital World? Claire Bibby ponders and blogs the ethical implications of the ever-growing impact of digital technology