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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...
Lawyers, lawyer jokes, law degree, profession
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...
18 Dec 2017
Summer in the city
Across Australia, a number of law students have kicked off their commercial law aspirations with the start of a summer clerkship. Here, Australian Nat...
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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 ...
Appointed, handshake
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...
opinion
Speech bubble, designer's mindset
Aug 15 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
Lucy Dickens
Aug 14 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...
signing or renegotiating your employment contract
Jul 5 2018
5 things to think about when signing or renegotiating your employment contract
The excitement of starting a new role, especially in a competitive market, can often result in agree...