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12 Feb 2018
The strength of small law firms
Recently, Globality released the results of survey Global Trends in Hiring Outside Counsel. It revealed that 62 per cent believe small law firms are ...
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9 Feb 2018
Sexual harassment and the law
When I heard that Q&A had made the unintelligible decision to put Charles Waterstreet on their #metoo panel I felt physically ill, writes Leah Mar...
8 Feb 2018
Bridging the technology expectation gap: A legal marriage made in heaven?
In a world driven by technology innovation, it is encouraging to learn that three quarters (76 per cent) of legal IT management believe the current le...
7 Feb 2018
In defence of the law degree and our future profession
Lawyers have not always received the highest accolades in our community. After all, they are called ‘lawyer jokes’ for a reason, writes Marie Isk...
6 Feb 2018
Lawyering in the tech age
Much ink has been spilled, and even more words feverishly typed over the impact of technology on the legal profession, writes Susan Wnukowska-Mtonga....
5 Feb 2018
Want a baby? It’s a 3-year planning cycle in the law
I regularly meet with young lawyers wanting to know how to plan their careers around having a baby, or how to have a baby around their career – depe...
2 Feb 2018
The changing pathways of law graduates
Technology equals change. This is a simple yet deeply impactful formula for the changing landscape of the legal industry, writes Simon Wilkins.  ...
1 Feb 2018
Managing the risk of costs assessments
Law practices, like any business in a service industry, rely on charging appropriate fees for services performed. However, driven by social perception...
31 Jan 2018
How technology is upending the traditionally conservative world of the law
Lawyers sometimes have misplaced assumptions about their continued relevance in the face of new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, Jo...
30 Jan 2018
Will robots become our public defenders?
In early 2012, The Australia Institute released a report on the state of the nation’s legal system. Entitled Justice for All, its findings were blea...
24 Jan 2018
The best gift you can give your staff this year
Sure, your staff would love a pay rise. But what your employees truly want in 2018, according to the research, is thought leadership and effective co...
18 Jan 2018
Managing troubled personal relationships in the workplace
Arguably one of the most delicate and sensitive challenges an employer can face is dealing with two employees who have a personal relationship indepen...
18 Jan 2018
Electronic signatures: A guide for lawyers
When I began my career in corporate law, signing and exchange of contracts involved certain ceremony and spectacle, writes Timothy Perry. ...
9 Jan 2018
Lies, damn lies and AI
You’ve likely seen the headlines. AI is going to eat your lunch and take your job. Algorithmically powered robots will replace tens of thousands of ...
8 Jan 2018
Would you like large fries with that?
Over the holiday season, I often binge-watch the latest Netflix drama. This year was no exception, writes Claire Bibby. ...
4 Jan 2018
What makes a great brainstorming session?
Many people assume that a brainstorming session is about developing a great idea that will change everything. But the most effective way to brainstorm...
2 Jan 2018
The evolution of dispute resolution
It’s no secret that dispute resolution without courts is gaining in popularity, writes Alison Shaw. ...
29 Dec 2017
3 ways to future-proof your legal career
The jury is in: the legal industry is in the early stages of a transformation that’s not only changing what legal services will entail, but also who...
21 Dec 2017
5 tips for running a NewLaw firm
The founder and principal lawyer of Legalite, Marianne Marchesi, shares her thoughts and insights into running a successful NewLaw practice. ...
20 Dec 2017
8 landmark decisions that made headlines in 2017
The year 2017 saw important constitutional questions tried, a divergence in the law settled, old principles reaffirmed and a record defamation damages...
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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...
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The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
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Mar 21 2018
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Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...