As a law firm owner or legal professional, do you want to…

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above questions,
then this law firm retreat is for you!

Join us for the Retreat 2022!

But – What Is The Retreat, You Ask?

The Retreat is a dynamic 2-day in-person legal conference for law firm owners and leaders, organised by Happy Lawyer Happy Life. Join us from the 4th & 5th of November 2022 at the gorgeous Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff, NSW!

The Retreat was born to inspire and inform Australia’s law experts – just like you. In our 6th year running, we’re excited to yet again be bringing the Australian law community together in a fun, interactive environment that educates and leaves every participant with lifelong value.

For the better part of the decade, The Retreat has become known as a powerful (and empowering) forum for Australia’s law community. Here, we exchange insights into the latest developments and solutions for running law firms in the most sustainable way possible – from tech to staff wellness and everywhere in-between.

Our theme this year is ‘Start, Sustain, Succeed’ – representing all the moving parts that build a successful law firm. Whether you’re in a start-up phase or looking for proven growth strategies, The Retreat CAN and will help you make the business decisions you need to succeed!

You Will Learn:

Why Attend?

Australian law firms play a crucial role in our industry. We carry a huge amount of responsibility to deliver to our clients and manage the pressures from within the law industry. This is why the Retreat brings together Australia’s likeminded legal professionals into one space, so we can connect, share, and be inspired by one another’s experiences – to learn how to do business differently and in a sustainable and fulfilling way – hearing from experts in a very similar format to the popular TEDx Talks.

Here’s what you will be experiencing…

Our main goal to inspire, and educate whilst having fun, we would like to invite you to be part of the movement to transform the way we run our law firms in a sustainable way succeeding now and into the future.

The Retreat Program

Thursday 3 November

6pm to 8pm:
Welcome drinks, canapés & networking

Friday 4 November

8:30am to 5:30pm:
Impactful Speakers
7pm to late:
#tinsel theme Dinner Party

Saturday 5 November

8:30am to 5:45pm:
Impactful Speakers & Breakout Sessions
Farewell Drinks

The full program will be released shortly outlining the topics and timings per day.

About the Organsier— Meet Clarissa Rayward

Clarissa is an accredited specialist family lawyer and the Director of the Brisbane Family Law Centre. She runs Happy Lawyer Happy Life, which promotes wellness within the law industry. Happy Lawyer Happy Life was born from Clarissa’s own experience with managing burnout, and it now has 120 active members – all of whom belong to or own an Australian law firm. Clarissa is a wife, proud mother of two, and self-confessed lover of fine chocolate. She loves dancing and spends much of her free time crafting.

“In August 2022, I received the Agnes McWhinney Award – an honour presented by the Queensland Law Society acknowledging my efforts in making #lawland a happier place and changing the narrative for female lawyers.

“In 2019, I was recognised as the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards Wellness Advocate of the Year, and I was the inaugural winner of the Minds Court Individual Wellness Advocate in Law.

“While I’m immensely proud of my achievements, I’m driven by changing the way lawyers practise law – so we can strive for better work-life balance without suffering from burnout.

“I can’t wait to personally welcome you to The Retreat this coming November – I hope you can be part of this powerful experience!”

Are You Ready to Build YOUR Successful Law Firm?

Then Join Us for The Retreat this November. You WON’T regret it!

The Retreat Speaker Line Up!!

Save the date! 4-5 November 2022


Kind notes about The Retreat over the past 6 years…

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Dan Bottrell

Director at BMG Family Lawyers

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The Retreat is made possible by the ongoing support by our event partners!