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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. ...
Panel speakers
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. ...
Asian Australian Lawyers Alliance
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...
8 Jun 2017
Icing on the cake
Lawyers and support staff in one Australian firm have shown off their culinary talents in support of the Cancer Council. ...
7 Jun 2017
Melbourne lawyers act out
A group of Victorian lawyers are set to star in a thought-provoking play. ...
1 Jun 2017
Lawyer runs for every year without her son
A Melbourne lawyer is running to raise money to help research for the prevention of stillbirth and premature birth. ...
29 May 2017
The world’s weirdest (and funniest) laws
Think Australia has some outlandish laws? You should see our international neighbours. ...
26 May 2017
Law: no laughing matter
Lawyers and comedians can have a lot in common: a sharp wit, a love of the limelight and (by some accounts) a sadistic streak. Here are just a few law...
25 May 2017
Firm launches cyclone recovery appeal
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced a fundraising initiative to support victims of Cyclone Debbie. ...
23 May 2017
Sydney braces for new wave of ‘disruptive thinking’
A not-for-profit is courting the new generation of Sydney lawyers to join its network of ‘disruptive thinkers’ in law. ...
22 May 2017
Barristers raise funds for prize in memory of Katrina Dawson
Members of the NSW Bar Association have hit the pavement to raise funds for a new readers’ scholarship established in memory of Katrina Dawson, who...
22 May 2017
Lawyers get intrepid for Indigenous artists
Colin Biggers & Paisley has committed to a six-day trek through Kakadu National Park with a $50,000 fundraising target for Indigenous artists. ...
19 May 2017
World's best (and worst) lawyer jokes: part 2
In a demanding profession like the law, it can be easy to forget about the lighter side of things. Fortunately, Lawyers Weekly has curated some of the...
18 May 2017
Law firms stand up for diversity
Offices across the world have marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with a series of events that highlight diversity a...
16 May 2017
Tailored legal services made available for veterans in SA
The South Australian Legal Services Commission is offering specialised legal services to ADF veterans for military pension and compensation claims. ...
12 May 2017
Tackling men’s mental health
Men’s mental health support network, Mr Perfect, has hosted its inaugural Basic Ball to help support those in need, particularly those individuals w...
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May 23 2018
Legal Aid lawyer appointed to NSW Children’s Court
The current solicitor in charge of the Children’s Legal Service has been named as a new magistrate...
Director appointment
May 17 2018
PwC partner accepts director appointment for Vic Legal Aid Board
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APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
Young lawyers
Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...
Mar 21 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...