It has been four weeks in my new role as a Graduate lawyer at Roam Migration Law, and with this has come, four key realisations:
- Roam Migration Law is an important player in the dynamic landscape that is Australian Immigration. I have come to appreciate the breadth of work the team at Roam extends their expertise to. They oversee a range of corporate migration matters (assisting multinationals and start-ups with employment visa processes) but also cater to private client work (which includes but is not limited to: visitor visas, residency queries and even citizenship matters). It is an exciting experience to learn about different visa pathways and solutions whilst assisting the legal team.
- There is an importance in seeing the "big picture". Keeping at the forefront of your mind, what a client's desired outcome or 'end goal' is, will keep you informed as you work on their matter. Working on a visa matter makes more sense when you try to see how different stakeholders interact, what their needs are and what they hope to achieve.
- Genuinely caring about a client matters translates to a better result and client/ lawyer relationship. My personal connection to migration law (as a child to migrant parents) is already (and will continue to) assist me in understanding the feelings and challenges that clients face when handling their immigration matters.
- It is high time for migration! This is evident with the significant skill shortage in Australia. Global talent is being recruited into various industries and this goes to bolster Australia as a multicultural and innovative nation. The world is a lot more connected than ever!
Roam Migration's Graduate Lawyer, Leanne Cousinery reflects on her first four weeks with the firm.