Sarah Bartholomeusz is the Founder & Principal of award winning law firm, You Legal. You Legal is a new category of law firm providing commercial legal services to Australian clients. Sarah’s client’s call her the Goddess of Governance.
In addition to her B.A. and LL.B from the University of Adelaide, Sarah has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd, of which she is a Fellow. Sarah is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Company Director’s Course and a Member of the Law Society of South Australia.
Sarah won the South Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Start-Up category in 2015, she was also awarded the Lawyer’s Weekly, Women in Law Awards “Thought Leader of the Year Award” for 2016. Sarah is also a mentor with the University of Adelaide’s ThincLab.
Sarah’s first book, How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors, was ranked as a #1 best seller on Amazon after its release. Sarah’s second book, Kingpin: Legal Lessons from the Underworld, explores crucial legal lessons businesses can learn, from the inherently risky and volatile underworld. Her third book being launched in 2018, is a guide for medical practitioners on how to run a thriving and legally compliant practice. Sarah, also regularly writes for the Huffington Post and CEO Magazine.
Sarah spoke at TEDx in MacKay, Queensland in May 2016.
In addition to her business and publishing, Sarah is the Chair of the Catalyst Foundation Inc. Catalyst Foundation's vision is that older, vulnerable and people with disability will achieve better opportunities through self-advocacy, services and support to live their lives as they choose. She also serves on the South Australian Government’s Education Standards Board.