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18 Jun 2004
Lawyers, lift your ethics: Law Institute
IN AN attempt to raise the standard of ethics within the legal profession in Victoria, the Law Institute has launched a new ethics handbook for practi...
18 Jun 2004
Lawyers called on to help human rights
LAWYERS HAVE a responsibility to help create a human rights culture in the ACT, according to Chief Minister and Attorney-General Jon Stanhope.Speaking...
18 Jun 2004
NZ and Aus: A legal handshake
NEW ZEALAND and Australian government officials met last week at the first meeting of the Trans-Tasman Working Group on Court Proceedings and Regulato...
18 Jun 2004
THE FEDERAL Government should overhaul its legal aid funding arrangements and return to the cooperative model with the states and territories in place...
18 Jun 2004
The Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association last week announced the appointment of Tom Goudkamp as national president. Goudkamp will replace John Gor...
18 Jun 2004
Document destruction ban urged
A REPORT commissioned by the Victorian Government has recommended that people who destroy documents relevant to court cas...
18 Jun 2004
There’s more to the Australian Broadcasting Authority than David Flint. David Hovenden speaks to Deacons’ Nick Abrahams about why that regulator ...
11 Jun 2004
Five ticks for Wollongong firm
IT’S A “feather in our cap” to be the first law firm in Australia to earn the legal profession’s new quality assurance certification, ...
11 Jun 2004
Debus sings praise of legal quality assurance
EIGHT MONTHS in the making, a new certification program for the Australian legal profession was officially launched last week in Sydney.Speaking to an...
11 Jun 2004
Victorian lawyers’ ‘bible’ goes online
IN A MOVE that will give Victorian lawyers easier access to an important professional tool, Attorney-General Rob Hulls has relaunched the Lawyers’Pr...
11 Jun 2004
Queensland pumps up DPP funding
THE QUEENSLAND Government has announced plans to inject $5.7 million in new funds into the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions over the next...
11 Jun 2004
AAR wins excellence award
ALLENS ARTHUR Robinson’s Perth staff were last month awarded Hamersley Iron’s ‘Supplier of Excellence’ award for intellectual services in 2003...
11 Jun 2004
Clayton Utz commits to IPBA
CLAYTON UTZ’s new appointments to the Inter-Pacific Bar Association are evidence, the firm said, of its commitment to legal practice in the Asia Pac...
11 Jun 2004
MP defends legal system’s ‘innocence’
THE LEGAL presumption of innocence is increasingly being challenged by those in public life, according to federal MP Duncan Kerr.Speaking in the House...
11 Jun 2004
Aust. bound by Geneva: ALHR
AS A joint “occupying power” in Iraq, Australia has a legal responsibility to all detained civilians and prisoners, according to an intern...
4 Jun 2004
Blakes launches literary award
BLAKE DAWSON Waldron’s literary award, specifically aimed at books on business life and the Australian personalities that characterise it, was launc...
4 Jun 2004
Enter the electronic court
THE HEAVY wooden furniture and dusty air of the courtroom looks set to become a thing of the past. Enter the ‘e-court’, an electronic courtroom of...
4 Jun 2004
Law Society pleads for Australian Bill of Rights
SPURRED ON by the Australian Capital Territory’s move to adopt a Bill of Rights, the Law Society of New South Wales is calling on the Law Council of...
4 Jun 2004
Begin the war for legal talent
AUSTRALIAN LEGAL professionals have been financially rewarded this year. And, overall, candidates have been provided with stronger job opportunities c...
4 Jun 2004
Hard work is the nature of the beast: Hays ZMB
THE VAST differences in pay that lawyers receive in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and internationally are representative of the amount of work they do, ...
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