FLiP FACULTY APPROVED FAMILY LAW SUPERVISOR - NICOLE HACKETT
I started my career in the law many years ago as a commercial shipping lawyer working for 2 large city law firms. After 12 years in shipping & 2 children I moved to what was then perceived by many at the time as the ‘soft ‘option ….family law. How wrong was that?
Having always lived with the mantra ‘if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’ I was lucky enough to end up as a Director of a family law firm which provided supervision for all members of staff. There was a particularly trying day where I seemed to be going round in ever decreasing circles struggling not only with the other side & the Court staff (when I could get them to answer the phone) but my own client as well . So, with a certain amount of scepticism & trepidation I took advantage of the opportunity for a supervision session………..& it was transformative.
Being a family lawyer is tough .
Life now very often seems to be a constant series of demands requiring an immediate response. The family lawyer has competing demands from all sides . It is all too easy to get caught up in the frenetic atmosphere which can easily spiral out of control. Supervision helps the Supervisee & in turn their clients & their colleagues to regain a sense of equilibrium.
Try it & see !