Clarissa Rayward

Clarissa Rayward is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she specialises in helping couples stay out of Court and work together to reach a resolution to their relationship breakdown. A practising family lawyer, she is the Director of the Brisbane Family Law Centre, a multidisciplinary practice where lawyers work alongside counsellors and financial planners to ensure that clients receive the holistic support they need.

Clarissa enjoys sharing her knowledge and is regularly called upon to present to family lawyers and other professionals on the benefits of keeping separated families away from the Court process. As a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend she believes passionately that her relationships are the most valuable part of her life. She hopes to be remembered for changing the way Australian families experience separation and divorce for the better.

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. Clarissa’s podcast and book both titled ‘Happy Lawyer, Happy Life’ offer insights and resources for legal professionals seeking fulfilling careers and happiness both in law and in their life outside of the law.

Due to the overwhelming response to her book and podcast, Clarissa has also launched two new initiatives to support and assist lawyers in their professional lives: “The Course” and “The Club”.

Clarissa was recently recognised for this innovative platform, receiving the 2017 LexisNexis and Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index Award for “The Club”, an online community for entrepreneurial lawyers looking to make the best out of their career while making the best of their lives outside of the law.

For her continuing groundbreaking innovative ideas and projects, Clarissa was recently further acknowledged by the legal profession, receiving the 2017 Women Lawyer’s Association of Queensland’s Inaugural Trailblazer Award.


Information on Clarissa:

Available for: Master of Ceremony; Appearances; Panel Speaker; Guest Speaker; Workshops.

Categories: Biographical; Business & Leadership; Inclusion & Diversity; Law & Politics; Life & Motivational; Media, Blogging & Fashion.

Travels from: Brisbane

Speaker Experience: Expert