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25 Aug 2017
Confessions of an injured injury lawyer
It was 5.30am, dark, and I was in a hurry, writes Mark O’Connor. ...
calculator, pricing
24 Aug 2017
Why law firms should embrace value pricing
How many times have your clients been shocked at your bill? asks Jeremy Streten. ...
Uber
22 Aug 2017
What the legal tech industry can learn from Uber
The rise of Uber is a tech start-up fairytale: from humble beginnings with only three cars in 2010 to operations in more than 600 cities worldwide in ...
17 Aug 2017
Using positive word-of-mouth as a KPI for growth
The power of word-of-mouth is undisputed. What’s possibly less considered is using word-of-mouth as a KPI for growth. While the principle could no d...
16 Aug 2017
Digital legal departments paving the path for paperless business
Traditionally, the legal sector has generally been viewed as resistant to change, unwilling to rise above outdated, costly and inefficient paper proce...
14 Aug 2017
NSW CTP and Workers’ Compensation Reform: responsibility shifting or good policy?
The drastic cuts made to the NSW workers’ compensation scheme in 2012 resulted in a turnaround from a projected debt to an estimated $3 billion in s...
11 Aug 2017
A lawyer’s take on the same-sex marriage situation
If you haven’t yet felt weighed down by the morass of the Coalition government’s insulting infighting over the prospect marriage equality for all ...
4 Aug 2017
Rebooting lawyers and law firms for the cyber-physical age
In the cyber-physical age, the biggest priority can no longer be efficiency. Bureaucracy will kill organisations, not sustain them. And organisations ...
25 Jul 2017
How to properly charge for your work
In legal practice, you need to be paid and paid well for your expertise, you are not a charity, writes Garth Brown. ...
23 Jul 2017
Law firms could lose graduate talent to big 4 consultancies
Having grown up with technology at their side, the generation of law students entering university this year will expect technology to be a central fea...
20 Jul 2017
Do we have a leadership crisis in law?
Do you work for a ‘pacesetter’, the partner who rewrites perfectly fine reports, has little positive to say and is always quick with criticisms to...
19 Jul 2017
Gen Y and the rise of freelance lawyers
Not long ago scoring a job at a law firm would be considered a career home run for a young professional; however, a shift in how millennials perceive ...
18 Jul 2017
Stuart Kelly: One of the abuse victims at our universities
Many Australians would have watched the Kelly family’s story on 60 Minutes recently and felt utterly devastated by their loss, grief and experience ...
17 Jul 2017
What happens when you work with or for a narcissist?
Have you ever come across someone in law who had a fabulous ‘sales pitch’ and then watched in horror as the train wreck of reality unfolded in fro...
13 Jul 2017
Strategic planning that works for SME law firms
The objective of a strategy is not to eliminate risk, but to increase the odds of success, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
11 Jul 2017
Why?
Why work in law? Why work at all? Why any activity for that matter? asks Bob Murray. ...
10 Jul 2017
Using mindfulness to stay out of danger
Over 30 years ago, W Edwards Deming called for a new approach in the workplace to reduce mistakes and defective workmanship, writes Jenny Brockis. ...
28 Jun 2017
Design of a modern law firm
The modern law firm has increasing differences from its predecessors and former incarnations. Gone are the high-walled cubicles, the corner offices, a...
27 Jun 2017
Addressing unmet pro bono
When the Cancer Council Pro Bono Program was launched in NSW in 2010, a handful of law firms signed on to participate, the Cancer Council writes. ...
26 Jun 2017
How artificial intelligence is streamlining document management
It is finding its way into everything from virtual assistants to driverless cars, and now artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising document man...
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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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) ...