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20 Sep 2017
Male Champions of Change initiative kicks off at Aus firm
An Australian law firm has launched an new initiative, dubbed Male Champions of Change, to actively promote and advocate for gender equality. ...
Prison
19 Sep 2017
Manson family killer suffered ‘miscarriage of justice’: former lawyer
A retired Australian barrister has published a book on the Manson Family murders of 1969 and called for the release of Leslie Van Houten. ...
Colorful hands
13 Sep 2017
Young professionals to do the time warp for charity
Young lawyers have been invited to experience the “golden age of disco” at this year’s Young Professionals Charity Ball. ...
11 Sep 2017
London trip sparks ‘rich dialogue’ for young lawyers
A group of young lawyers from Sparke Helmore have returned from a week-long immersion program in the UK. ...
6 Sep 2017
Cricket tournament a win-win for lawyers and kids
A team of Aussie lawyers have taken out the Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, as well as provided much-needed support to a local school. ...
1 Sep 2017
Firm smashes fundraising target in Top End Challenge
Lawyers from Colin Biggers & Paisley have completed a six-day trek to raise money for Indigenous artists. ...
31 Aug 2017
Legal athletes kick goals for women’s Aussie Rules
The annual Winneke sporting festival held for law firms in Melbourne has featured a game of women’s Australian Rules football for the first time eve...
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. ...
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 ...
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? ...
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Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
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The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
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