Welcome to Defined Terms, a newsletter about legal operations in Australia.
If you’re a lawyer in Australia, whether that be as part of an in-house legal team or a law firm in private practice, and you'd like to learn more about this ‘legal operations’ field -- this publication might be for you.
Why you should subscribe to defined terms
Subscribers to the paid tier receive:
(Interviews) : Interviews with interesting law-folk. I have an initial list with a combination of in-house legal counsel (from companies all over the world), senior private practice lawyers, judges, ex-lawyers, government lawyers, academics, legal assistants, and lawyers’ life-partners, that are keen to speak about their experiences and discuss how they go about it. I aim to release one interview per month to begin with, and hope to scale that up as time goes on.
(Guides) : Short guides on how to implement tools and systems to reduce avoidable errors and increase the productivity of you and your team. I will release one guide per month to begin with, and hope to scale that up as time goes on.
(Commentary) : Longer-reads discussing some of the challenges that come with working in law and law-adjacent fields, as well as ideas on how to tackle them (note: it’s likely I won’t have any answers). I will release these only when I feel there’s something worth saying.
(Resources) : Complementing the interviews, guides and commentary, I aim to share example resources that subscribers can adapt to their own needs.
(Community) : Subscribers can join the invite-only community of other legal folk.
Some people have asked, ‘hey - aren’t you all fancy rich lawyers? Why should we pay you for this stuff?’ and to those people I say:
ah, no. I think you’re thinking of investment bankers; and
there’s a nominal fee because I want you to read it! And value it. If I gave it away for free, this would just be another email lost in your inbox. Hopefully by charging something small, subscribers will want to read this stuff and participate in the community. It also gives us a small pool of funds I can put towards generating better resources. This isn’t going to make me Elon Musk rich. Relax.
If the nominal fee seems too aggressive or stops you from subscribing you should contact me and we can figure something out.
What people are saying about defined terms
Right now the only subscribers are my family, who are not lawyers, and the main sentiment they’re sharing is words to the effect of “… so what’s this newsletter thing all about then? …”
Also I think someone might have subscribed by mistake, and so far that person hasn’t given any feedback.
Testimonials to come.
About the author(s)
Defined Terms is owned and written by Bennett Green. That’s me - I’m writing this now. I am corporate lawyer and legal operations consultant in Perth, Western Australia.