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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Dec 20, 2016

Clarissa Rayward started The Happy Family Lawyer to help lawyers find happiness in law and life. She runs her own family law practice in Brisbane, Australia, and has published two books, Splitsville- How to separate, stay out of Court and stay friends and Happy Lawyer, Happy Life. She also has a podcast by the same name, in which she interviews lawyers who have found success.


What you’ll learn:


  • The five traits of happy lawyers that she has identified
  • What she loves about the law: The people (and yes, those she meets as a divorce lawyer)
  • How she maintains focus on priorities in the face of the normal stresses that arise from practicing the law
  • How she came to the power of a positive attitude and embraced it
  • How she brings her passion into her life regularly
  • That if you are at a Firm that you want to stay at, then it’s about being able to have open and frank conversations about your goals and your value to the Firm




“There is a bigger reason why I do this work. There is something that brought me to this that is more...”



University of Greater Good at Berkeley- (

Center for Healthy Minds- (


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