Are you our next Partner?

On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 of November 2020 members of “The Club” and our extended law family are coming together online— a.k.a. wherever you are—  for our annual 2 day business retreat and we are looking for brand partners to join our event.

But first, let me introduce myself,.  I am Clarissa Rayward– a wife, mum to two, Divorce lawyer (don’t hold that against me!) and lover of chocolate, coffee and anything colourful! I love to write, dance, and spend any free moment I have ‘crafting’ or as I like to call it #bedazzling!). By day I am an accredited specialist family lawyer and the Director of the Brisbane Family Law Centre, a multidisciplinary practice where my team of lawyers work alongside counsellors and financial planners to ensure that clients through the holistic support they need through divorce.  I specialise in working with families through separation in a way that keeps them away from the Courts and ideally enables them to remain friends for the future. This takes courage, and is not for everyone, but divorce is one of the most challenging moments anyone can experience and after almost 20 years in family law I have come to learn that a long, expensive and combative legal process is rarely good for anyone. 

I published my first book, Splitsville- How to separate, stay out of court and stay friends in 2015 and have since spent countless hours training family lawyers in Australia and around the world in better ways we can help our clients through divorce.  In my ‘other hours’ I work with lawyers around Australia through my ‘side hustle’ ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life’. After managing my own experience of burn out thanks to my life as a lawyer, I now work helping others ensure they can build great live in law (and outside of it too!). My podcast and booked both titled ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life’ offer insights and resources for legal professionals seeking fulfilling careers and happiness both in law and in life. 

The purpose of The Retreat is to bring together this community of like-minded legal professionals in a fun but educative environment.  This is no usual legal conference- gone are the heavy papers, black and white powerpoints and branded water bottles!  Instead you can be assured of relevant topics on all aspects of running a modern legal practice from experts in and outside of our profession.  Think ‘TEDX’ for lawyers- our presenters are hand picked to both inspire and educate through speech.

I am reaching out to you and a small group of selected brands that I hope might partner with us for this event.  ‘The Club’ community consists of close to 100 lawyers nationwide who are highly engaged in building practices for the future and are looking for assistance with technology and business services to ensure they can build profitable, modern and nimble practices.

As a Partner for the Retreat you will have access to our members both at our event and in our community who are genuinely interested in products and services that will enable them to better do the work they love to do.  

So what do you think?  If you are interested in learning more, signing up or just coming for 2 and a bit days of great fun (and a lot of business learning on the side!) then please do get in touch with me or my team.  We have outlined our partnership packages available below but if you are after more details please download our “Partnership Brochure” here. If you have an idea that you think would fit, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Clarissa Rayward

Get in touch with me to discuss your partnership opportunities for the retreat!

Partnership Packages Available 

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The Retreat Speakers Line Up!

What the “clubmates” are saying about The Retreat… 

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Sarah Jefford

Principal at Sarah Jefford Family & Surrogacy Lawyer 

I have implemented lots of changes… I certainly wasn’t thinking about doing a Podcast when I was at the Retreat (in fact the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind) but I wouldn’t have done it were it not for the Club and the Retreat.

I can take a better selfie because of Jason Malouin’s workshop. I did an audit of my accounts because of another workshop. I’m more confident in my brand and have made changes… I created the Surrogacy Sisterhood Day. Wrote more content… My instagram has become more of a focus and I’ve tripled my followers… I feel like I still have lots to learn and so much to do but I would not have made it this far without The Club and The Retreat.

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Zinta Harris

Specialist Succession and Business Lawyer

The retreat was a game changer for me. I am totally on track with the rainbow chart I mapped out at the retreat and built on from there… I had a massive “aha” moment there when I realised that I had been keeping my feet in two separate boats (succession law and business law) and that I needed to pick my boat and niche further still. 

I hit my goal to get my book to the editor and put in submissions for an award… I reckon by the time the 2018 retreat rolls around my firm will look completely different!

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Jo Alilovic

Director of 3D HR Legal, Speaker & Podcaster

The retreat made me commit to the podcast… (it) definitely provided lots of food for thought – and it was most useful to think about the business you want to create and the life you want to live – and then work out how you are going to get there!

And meeting wonderful people too of course 🙂


I invite you to contact me to become our next partner.

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