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18 Sep 2018
Innovation or fundamentalism – don’t forget who has the chequebook
The legal landscape in Australia is constantly transforming, defining the contours of a new legal order. Amidst the rift between those who want to pre...
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17 Sep 2018
Tarnishes on my transcript
Why grades should have absolutely nothing to do with clerkships, or anything really, writes Monash law student Flynne Tytherleigh. ...
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17 Sep 2018
Lawyers as a one-stop resolution shop: A new paradigm
Lawyers are facing a ‘perfect storm’. The cost of access to law and legal services has converged with digital disruption and an oversupply of law ...
13 Sep 2018
‘How are you, out of 10?’ is the question to ask this R U OK? Day
Going deeper than surface-level etiquette can make the difference between disclosure and suffering in silence, writes Lawyers Weekly journalist Jerome...
13 Sep 2018
The myth of the well-rounded law student
I’m proud to say that my biggest achievement is that I have gotten through nearly all of my law degree despite all the challenges, writes Monash Un...
6 Sep 2018
Why are lawyers, and other professionals, depressed?
Lawyers rank among the most depressed professionals. One in three of them contemplate suicide at least once a year and about 30 per cent suffer from c...
5 Sep 2018
How do we prepare law students for the future of legal work?
“A law degree can take you anywhere.” Those were the words of a lecturer on the first day of my law degree in 2007, writes Josef co-founder Sam Fl...
3 Sep 2018
Why you should always read the contract
Parties who incorporate arbitration agreements into their contracts reasonably expect that those agreements will be complied with if a dispute eventua...
30 Aug 2018
5 ways to rebuild broken team relationships
There are many reasons why teams don’t function well; for instance, when toxic behaviour by a rainmaker in the business goes  unchecked, or previo...
29 Aug 2018
Agile and still angry
A short while ago I delivered a leadership program to all levels of a large and highly successful law firm with offices in many countries. I was struc...
28 Aug 2018
What general counsel need to know about Dawn Raids
Corporate misconduct has been firmly on the political agenda in recent months, writes Michael Milnes. ...
28 Aug 2018
Australia’s growing opioid crisis
A report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has revealed that pharmaceutical opioids in Australia are causing more deaths than heroin, w...
24 Aug 2018
New Prime Minister named: What it means for lawyers
With the reins of Australian Prime Minister being taken over, legal professionals will be among those feeling the impact. ...
24 Aug 2018
EY’s acquisition of Riverview Law – A strategic disaster
It seems EY recently bought Riverview Law with a view to turning legal managed services into a river of gold. Notwithstanding a plethora of positive p...
21 Aug 2018
When storms become catastrophes – and how that affects insurance
Storms and floods are extremely damaging, not just for properties, but also for individuals and the communities they inhabit, writes William Roberts L...
20 Aug 2018
Everyone in the legal profession deserves respect
Recently I had a young, female colleague contact me about the behaviour of an opposing lawyer, who had made an offensive remark about her appearance d...
17 Aug 2018
AFL violence – Police must step in
The AFL is an essential feature of Australian culture. Playing AFL contributes to the health of millions of Australians and the sport’s concepts of ...
16 Aug 2018
Why cyber security is everyone’s business
The recent introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme in February this year, as well as the GDPR in Europe in May, has brought cyber se...
15 Aug 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
14 Aug 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
You’ve made it through the first few months of new motherhood and the time has come for you to don the suit jacket and return to work, but you’re ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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) ...