The Happy Family Lawyer, Clarissa Rayward, Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre is available for speaking and presentation opportunities both nationwide and internationally.Download Clarissa’s Speakers Kit
As a divorce lawyer and author Clarissa has provided key note presentations on topics relating to relationships, love and life. She has presented to the legal industry on a variety of topics including two day workshops in Collaborative Practice to the basics of family law. Clarissa’s entrepreneurial approach to law has seen her regularly present on the changing face of the legal profession.
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Clarissa has spoken at numerous events & has also fielded a number of media enquiries both in print and on the radio and for television.
Clarissa was a finalist in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards established by the Brisbane Business News where her unique business skills were recognised and rewarded.
Clarissa is also author of the book Splitsville- How to separate, stay out of Court and stay friends published in 2015. She is also the author of “The Happy Family Lawyer” blog which is providing inspiration to not only lawyers but clients alike. Clarissa’s passion for family law and life is abundant throughout her blog.
In 2016 Clarissa launched her new venture ‘Happy Lawyer, Happy Life’ in response to the growing number of lawyers and other professionals reaching out to her looking for ways of finding ‘Happiness’ in their careers. Happy Lawyer Happy Life is a ‘knowledge centre’ for lawyers who are looking to make the best of their lives in and outside of the law. Clarissa received the 2017 LexisNexis and Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index 2017 for “The Club” a online membership program and community for entrepreneurial lawyers.
Clarissa is available to comment on all things relating to Divorce, Family Law and Collaborative Law, as well as matters that relate to owning and operating a Small Business – marketing, branding, culture, workplace flexibility, people and practices.
Clarissa is also qualified to present the national Collaborative Practice training, which she has done on numerous occasions & can be engaged privately to present 2-3 day workshops or shorter key note presentations. You can find out more information about training in Collaborative Practice here.
“Clarissa’s presentation was very engaging and easy to listen to”
Clarissa’s recent workshops and presentations have included the following
Case Study- Key Person of Influence
In March 2015 Clarissa was invited to present at the Key Person of Influence Brand Accelerator even on how she has developed her business through blogging and writing.
Child Inclusive Mediation- How can you mediate without it
In March 2015 Clarissa presented a Key Note at the Child Inclusive Practice Forum in Brisbane discussing the advantages that can be gained by families where child inclusive mediation is made available family law matters
Financial Planning in the world of Family Law!
Presented at the FYG Planners annual conference, October 2014
This little Piggy went to market- Why collaborative practice is thriving in a changing legal marketplace.
Presented at the Central Queensland Law Association Conference, Yeppoon Qld, October 2014 this key note presentation considered how the changing legal marketplace is driving practitioners to embrace non traditional legal processes such as Collaborative Practice.
We both want the Juice”- Can facilitative mediation fit within the Family Legal System?
In this key note presentation Clarissa joined with fellow lawyer and mediator, Anne Marie Rice at the National Mediation Conference in September 2014 to consider the future of facilitative mediation in the legal process that is seemingly adopting a mediation style more reflective of traditional legal models of positional bargaining.