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25 Aug 2017
Lawyers don purple to support LGBTI colleagues
Lawyers around the country are celebrating Wear it Purple Day today to show their support for their colleagues and the wider LGBTI community. ...
Two people, equal love, marriage equality
16 Aug 2017
Legal community urged to join firm’s marriage equality campaign
An Australian law firm is inviting members of the legal fraternity to join its marriage equality campaign as momentum on the issue continues to climb ...
Collaborate
15 Aug 2017
Law firms and students unite to steer the profession
Thirteen law firms have collaborated with students from around the country at the 2017 Disrupting Law hackathon. ...
9 Aug 2017
CPD provider announces scholarship program
Not-for-profit CPD provider Reasonable Cause has launched two new scholarships to support Cambodian students. ...
8 Aug 2017
Charity event no walk in the park
Western Sydney law firm Coleman Greig Lawyers has announced its fifth annual charity sporting challenge. ...
3 Aug 2017
Qld students excel in ‘hands-on’ mooting competition
Students from two universities have competed in the third annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students’ Moot in Queensland. ...
2 Aug 2017
Photo shoot captures historic rise of women in law
An award-winning photographer has been commissioned to capture 21 of Victoria’s leading women in law for a “Vanity Fair style” composite image. ...
1 Aug 2017
Firm’s pyjama party fosters community giving
A national firm has supported the work of The Pyjama Foundation for its annual fundraising initiative to help the learning and wellbeing of children i...
28 Jul 2017
Lawyers invited to get creative for a cause
The Law Society of NSW has launched two artistic competitions to raise money for a charity organisation. ...
26 Jul 2017
Aussie law students compete in Vienna
Students from two Australian universities have competed in an international dispute resolution competition in Vienna. ...
24 Jul 2017
Firm celebrates WA artists
Clyde & Co has announced the winner of its Perth Art Award for 2017. ...
20 Jul 2017
Clayton Utz helps raise $100k for not-for-profits
The Brissy office of Clayton Utz hosted a fundraising event last month, drawing a 150-strong crowd to raise over $100,000 for three not-for-profit org...
18 Jul 2017
Australia’s quirkiest crimes
What constitutes too much potatoes under Western Australian law? ...
12 Jul 2017
What do Beyoncé, Gucci and an Aussie law firm have in common?
Arnold Bloch Leibler has hosted the Australian launch of a gender equality program with star power behind it. ...
11 Jul 2017
Private and public sectors unite for gender equality
A recent panel held by Russell Kennedy Lawyers brought government representatives and business people together to discuss equality in the workplace. ...
10 Jul 2017
Lawyers launch WA branch in the name of diversity
Members of the legal fraternity in WA have celebrated the launch of a new state branch for the Asian Australian Lawyers Association. ...
3 Jul 2017
Lawyers dig deep for not-for-profits
The Clayton Utz national partnership has joined with the firm’s Brisbane office to pledge over $100,000 to three worthy community causes.   ...
23 Jun 2017
Judge takes on cartels
Melbourne Law School has held its annual Baxt Lecture where a US judge addressed the issue of cartel activity. ...
16 Jun 2017
Happy hub gives online support to lawyers
A Brisbane woman has created a suite of digital offerings for unhappy lawyers in a bid to share her learnings with other legal professions struggling ...
15 Jun 2017
Royal roundup: Lawyers recognised on 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list
Victoria boasts the most law names to make the Queen’s Birthday honours list this year, with a total of 14 lawyers recognised for their contribution...
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Oct 22 2018
Technology should be a barrister’s best friend for networking
Technology is often perceived as a foe, but when it comes to effective networking, it should instead...
Bullying life
Oct 22 2018
Judicial bullying rife in Victoria
Almost 60 per cent of Victorian barristers feel they have experienced judicial bullying in the cours...
Oct 19 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office,...
APPOINTMENTS
Brisbane partner, Thomson Geer
Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
 appoints new company director and chairman
Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
Appointed, handshake
Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
opinion
return on investment, money, cash, Australian dollars
Oct 2 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
Legal education, lawyers, students
Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...