While large firms continued to dominate in meeting pro bono targets during 2014-15, mid-size firms reported the most pro bono growth, a report has revealed.
In an Australian first, the Legal Services Commission of SA (LSC) has introduced a website chat window allowing members of the public to engage in online conversations with a Commission lawyer.
After a vicious dog attack on a former Gold Coast city councillor, pressure is growing to require dog owners to have public liability insurance, writes Bruce Simmonds.
Two firms have advised on the sale of a craft beer business to the Australian branch of an international beverage group.
Two firms have advised on Origin Energy’s share entitlement offer to its existing shareholders.
Two firms have advised on the merger of two telecommunication companies, worth a total of $3 billion.
Multiple firms have advised on a solar project for the Ayers Rock Resort in Yulara, Northern Territory.
Barrister Margaret Cunneen SC has taken fire at the NSW Bar Association in an open letter to members, calling its recent public statements “overtly ideological”.
The president of the NSW Bar Association has announced the senior counsel appointments for 2015.
The Law Society Northern Territory has expressed concerns about the increasing cost of Supreme Court filing fees.
Law societies in our region vary greatly in size but all face similar challenges, according to the chairman of the South Pacific Lawyers' Association (SPLA).
Owning up to your mistakes and learning from them are key to getting ahead as a young lawyer.
Research repeatedly demonstrates that overwork drags down productivity. Yet, almost half of Australian lawyers report working ‘very long’ hours – more than any other profession.
To get noticed at work, lawyers – particularly women – need to learn to self-promote and boost their visibility, a performance consultant has urged.
New recruits are often told pulling all-nighters is par for the course, but one young lawyer offers a different perspective.
New technology and regulatory changes are rapidly transforming the banking sector – but Westpac group general counsel Rebecca Lim is staying one step ahead.
Lawyers Weekly looks at the top legal stories of the month, including a growing trend towards class action lawsuits.
Young lawyers from private practice and in-house were recognised for their outstanding achievements at a gala event in Sydney on Friday 5 June.
Being a lawyer is hard – but that’s the best thing about it, according to some of Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 finalists.
An English barrister is considering legal action after he almost lost his leg to a venomous spider, which allegedly bit him on board a flight from Doha to Cape Town.
A Wisconsin lawyer who snapped a celebratory selfie with his client while still in the courtroom was ordered to delete it from Facebook by the judge.
Corey Stackhouse seems, for all intents and purposes, a normal 35-year-old US lawyer – but he has a strange obsession.
A lawyer from Georgia in the US was placed under arrest inside a courthouse after she left her two toddlers in a car unsupervised.