and creative challenge.
- Studied at The Australian National University, Melbourne University
- Joined Moulis Legal November 2017
- Enjoys environmental issues, knitting, gardening, animal welfare
- Name: Dorothy Terwiel
- Title: Dorothy Terwiel
- Expertise: Information technology and commercial transactions
What makes Moulis Legal a great place to work?
Moulis Legal is a great place to work for many reasons. Firstly, we have great clients and diverse, interesting work. I love the intellectual and creative challenge. Secondly, Moulis Legal is a genuinely family-friendly workplace. The juggle of family and work life is manageable because of real flexibility and understanding. Thirdly, our office has a vibrant culture. Finally, I really enjoy working with supportive partners.
How is Moulis Legal different to other law firms you’ve worked at?
At Moulis Legal, I can honestly say that the partners here are fabulous. It’s refreshing to be part of a strong team. At Moulis Legal, we have partners who are genuinely focussed on getting good results for clients.
Moulis Legal is the only law firm that I have worked at that supports an enjoyable and sustainable modern family life. Every other law firm that I have worked at put great pressure on me to ‘give more’ to the firm. I found that this comes at great cost to family life. My experience with other law firms was that I could ‘successfully’ negotiate a percentage reduction in days /billable hours (with associated cut in salary) but found myself under constant pressure to take home a laptop and continue working into the night.
If you are part time at Moulis Legal, you are genuinely part time. Moulis Legal is a rare find in the Canberra legal market, because it gives its lawyers the right balance of government and non-government work. Good commercial experience can be hard to find in Canberra, but can be found at Moulis Legal.
What draws people to work at Moulis Legal?
The opportunity to do really interesting and creative work. The opportunity to learn and develop professionally. The opportunity to be part of a great team.
How would you describe our culture?
We are culturally diverse and supportive. It is a culture of trust. Working here, you can feel confident that if you are not sure, you can just ask. There are plenty of sporting and cultural activities.