S02 Ep. 4
The Legal Mind – Insights from Fleur Katsmartin’s Journey in Law


Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of the CGS Podcast

Welcome to Season 2 of the CGS Podcast where career expert Leah Lambart engages with remarkable Caulfield Grammarian alumni regarding their career journey, highlights and challenges.

In this episode, Fleur Katsmartin, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Royal Melbourne Hospital joins Leah to explore her path into the legal profession, her experiences practicing law, the challenges she has encountered and more.

Show Notes

Fleur Katsmartin shares her unconventional journey from Caulfield Grammar to a prominent legal career, discussing the challenges and triumphs along the way, including her significant contributions during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The conversation included some of the following discussion highlights:

> Education and Early Career
Fleur’s Path from Caulfield Grammar to studying Arts Law at Monash University.

Personal Growth and Authenticity
Overcoming early career challenges and learning the importance of being true to oneself in the workplace.

> Transition to Healthcare
Moving from government legal work to the healthcare sector, including her impactful role at Healthdirect Australia.

> Current Role and Responsibilities
Leading the legal team at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the diverse legal issues they tackle.

> Advice for Aspiring Lawyers
Tips for standing out, building a career and maintaining mental health and work-life balance.


About Fleur Katsmartin

Fleur Katsmartin graduated from Caulfield Grammar in 2001 and pursued an Arts Law degree with Honours at Monash University. She began her legal career with the Australian Government Solicitor where she spent nearly six years before transitioning to a Commercial Law Firm and eventually moving into healthcare. Currently, she serves as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

Connect with Fleur on LinkedIn.

“One of the clerkships I completed, the partner I was reporting to ultimately said to me, she never thought I would be a good lawyer because my hair was too big and my laugh was too loud. As a lowly law student that really impacted me and it really changed me in terms of being myself. “


About The Host

Leah Lambart is a career expert with 10 years of recruitment experience and 10,000+ coaching hours. She founded Relaunch Me to help people who dare to find their ‘best fit’ career. That is, fulfilling and meaningful work aligned with their personality, strengths, interests & values. She works with clients from recent school leavers to executives across all industries & provide practical career change advice taking into account their skills, experience, values & financial obligations.

Connect with Leah on LinkedIn.
Learn more about Relaunch Me.


Episode Transcription

For those interested in diving deeper into Fleur Katsmartin’s inspiring journey and insights, we have made the full episode transcription available online.

Click here to read the detailed conversation and gain valuable perspectives from Fleur on her career in law, her challenges, and her achievements.

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