Celebrating the 'Cool' in Law Land— a brooch series!

12 months of celebrating lawyers, their hard work and legacies in and outside of #lawland. 

Let's Celebrate 'COOL' #lawland Legacies!

Over the next 12 months at Happy Lawyer Happy Life headquarters we are celebrating with you 12 amazing lawyers and their amazing work and legacy. Think Australian of the year but for everyday lawyers who are doing ‘cool’ things in Law Land to make our lives as lawyers richer. 

12 months means 12 lawyers celebrated in colourful iconic brooches with their stories. We have a few already in the making but if you know of a ‘cool’ human doing ‘cool’ things in law land please nominate them here

To kick off this series we have someone truly worthy of the honour, Ann- Maree David. And up next is…



Book Nerd— Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris (a.k.a. Powerhouse woman extraordinaire)  and I met thanks to a book.  A book that I wrote called Splitsville.

Books, books, books, Jen reads a lot. But it wasn’t always that way! Jen had a time in her life – like so many of us lawyers go though – where she lost her passion for reading.  When Jen finally reinvigorated her love for reading it brought passion and vibrance back to her real life! And Jen has never been the same since. 

Jen is kind, passionate, and gives off an extraordinary warm energy. Jen is a truly beautiful force in this world.  She will make you feel loved, important, and she will help you to shine even on your darkest days. 

The Jen Harris Brooch

A beautiful hand assembled acrylic brooch which includes a Jennifer Harris phrase “Book Nerd or Bust!”

There is a story behind the colours and design for this brooch that have been inspired by Jen’s journey to love reading again. 

Jen is a vibrant shining star, and this is reflected in her brooch design.  Jen is a true superstar of law-  Someone that will help you to shine without even meaning to.https://the-happy-family-lawyer.myshopify.com/products/celebrating-the-cool-the-jen-brooch

Law Land Superhero— Ann- Maree David

Ann- Maree is famous for her superpower of connecting people with opportunity and empowering us to collaborate. Ann- Maree’s legacy is one full of value adding to the life of each person she meets. 

Ann- Maree David is first person to be your number #1 cheerleader and sidekick in law land— the ultimate law superhero. 

Superhero is a big claim, isn’t it? We’re going to take it a step further. They say that when you meet the Queen, she makes you feel like the most important person in the room.  Ann- Maree David is truly a Queen of Law Land, as that is exactly how it feels to meet her.  She makes all those that meet her feel supported, cherished and valued. 

It is no secret that Ann- Maree is an instrumental part of Happy Lawyer Happy Life. Ann- Maree is the Executive Director of the College of Law Queensland. Both Ann- Maree and the College have supported us from day dot in growing a space for lawyer all over the country to connect and live their best and ‘coolest’ #lawlife and beyond.

Ann- Maree has became colloquially known with great pride and admiration as “The A.M.D”. And so, we give you, the AMD Brooch, celebrating one of the coolest #lawland Superheros slash Queens around. 

The Ann- Maree David Brooch

aka The AMD Brooch


A beautiful hand assembled acrylic brooch which includes Ann- Maree’s life motto “Build Trust- To Create Connection”. 

There is a story behind the colours and design for this brooch that have been inspired by the British suffragettes and their campaign colours- purple, white and green- symbolising Ann-Maree’s passion and advocacy for equality in and out of law.