On Wednesday February 7th, I attended the Victoria Law Foundation (VLF)’s annual Legal Laneway breakfast in Hardware Lane, right in the heart of our beautiful city.
The event was set out as a large outdoor gathering for Melbourne’s legal community to catch-up and discuss how things were going at their firms and in their personal lives. It was clear that the event was for individuals who were already familiar with each other because business cards were a very rare sight. Handshakes and hugs were the networking tools of the morning.
Expectedly, the vast majority of the attendees were from law firms or were individual consultants. There were a few representatives from various government organisations and universities who have built up relationships with the VLF, and I even spoke with a second-year law student who was taking a very brave step.
I will not be attending another Legal Laneway event because it functioned more like a friendly catch-up between lawyers than an event to connect law firms to outside organisations.
Things of note:
- Location: Hardware Lane
- Highlight:The beautiful architecture
- Hot tip:Be a lawyer
- Venue: 4/5
- Catering: 3/5
- Speaker: 2/5
- Networking opportunity: 1/5