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8 Feb 2017
Legal comedy duo takes centre stage
A barrister and an associate will temporarily give up their day jobs to showcase their funny sides at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festiva...
LGBTI
3 Feb 2017
HSF partners with Brisbane’s MELT Festival
The global firm has continued to throw its support behind the MELT Festival, a celebration of LGBTI arts and culture presented by the Brisbane Powerho...
Rural
2 Feb 2017
Firm hits the road for rural communities
One law firm is embarking on a two-week road trip to regional Queensland to meet with community members in need. ...
1 Feb 2017
Australia's oldest law school reaches milestone
The nation’s longest-running law school is celebrating 160 years of legal education in 2017. ...
27 Jan 2017
Marking Day of the Endangered Lawyer
Aussie lawyers have raised their voices in support of their professional counterparts in China. ...
20 Jan 2017
This week in history: Finalists for HCA design competition unveiled
Forty-three years ago, Prime Minster Gough Whitlam announced the architectural shortlist for a national competition to determine the High Court of Aus...
19 Jan 2017
Giant eagle helps open Victoria’s legal year
A sculpture developed by a local artist in conjunction with TAFE students has featured in an event marking the official start of the legal year in Vic...
13 Jan 2017
Vic lawyers form online legal community
Two Melbourne-based lawyers have set up an Australia-wide networking group, enabling legal professionals to come together to share ideas while combati...
21 Dec 2016
Greco-Jewish history remembered in Sydney
Fundraising efforts to dedicate an olive grove and court yard in Jerusalem for heroes of the Holocaust have been backed by a Sydney law firm. ...
19 Dec 2016
Lawyers support Christmas kindness campaign
A record number of Christmas gifts have been donated to families affected by domestic violence as part of an annual kindness campaign. ...
12 Dec 2016
Victory is sweet in law firm bake-off
The crème de la crème of Australia’s legal cake-making world have served some mouth-watering creations in a fierce bake-off hosted by DLA Piper. ...
9 Dec 2016
Film focuses on legal training for Islamic leaders
A short film has been launched this week, offering a glimpse of an innovative legal program engaging with the leaders of Victoria’s Islamic communi...
7 Dec 2016
Firm to assist in combating national financial stress
Ashurst will lend a hand to over 2 million vulnerable Australians experiencing severe financial stress in its role as independent legal adviser on a...
5 Dec 2016
Dynamic duo launch new website
Two Sydney-based professionals have unveiled a new online project to celebrate people who use their legal skills to serve the community. ...
1 Dec 2016
Bakers rep completes The Captain's Ride
A partner from Baker & McKenzie has completed a 730-kilometre, six-day bike ride from Mittagong to Mount Kosciuszko. ...
24 Nov 2016
Lawyers help job hopefuls ‘suit up’
A national firm is tackling joblessness, 330 second-hand suits at a time. ...
9 Nov 2016
Australian firms help pave way for Hollywood blockbuster
The release of the highly anticipated film Hacksaw Ridge might not have been possible without the assistance of two Australian law firms. ...
3 Nov 2016
Law students and young lawyers take to the big screen
Several law students and young lawyers have taken part in a television program that aims to enhance the community’s understanding of various aspe...
28 Oct 2016
Adventurous associate abseils for a cause
Norton Rose Fulbright associate Mitchell Kelly recently abseiled down a building in Sydney’s CBD as part of the Investa Abseil for Youth 2016 event....
26 Oct 2016
Qld firm involved in AccessChina’16
Creevey Russell Lawyers has sent a representative on Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise’s AccessChina’16 trip, flying on Toowoomba’s recent in...
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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,...
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Oct 19 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still ...
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Oct 19 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Mag...
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. ...
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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) ...