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30 Mar 2004
One MDP down… more to follow?
IT CAN be confirmed that the Lawyers Weekly report last week, which claimed the final chapter of the KPMG Legal saga was being written, was correct.Ru...
30 Mar 2004
A-G and LCA to crack glass ceiling
THE AUSTRALIAN Government is continuing to lead by example on equitable briefing policies for female barristers, according to figures released by the ...
23 Mar 2004
A family affair in Cabinet condemned
PROPOSED CHANGES to family law arrangements, including a new families tribunal, are aimed at making the system more user-friendly. But the Law Council...
23 Mar 2004
Free rein for A-G on anti-terror powers
NEWLY PROPOSED proscriptive powers could be a carte-blanche for the federal Attorney General to ban organisations with suspected terrorist links, and ...
23 Mar 2004
ADR assistance for courts
A STRATEGY paper recommending changes to help courts and tribunals improve their use of dispute resolution has been welcomed by federal Attorney Gener...
23 Mar 2004
Some are as equal as others
THE FINAL stages of a Law Council of Australia national model for an equal opportunity briefing policy for women barristers and advocates, which was p...
23 Mar 2004
Grad fair is built, firms will come
Australian law graduates’ double degrees, their exemplary language skills, and the great number of graduates’ with ancestral connections with Asia...
23 Mar 2004
Sun sets on KPMG Legal
The final chapter of the KPMG Legal saga appears set to unfold, with rumours rife throughout the industry that the legal arm of the multi-disciplinary...
23 Mar 2004
Fed Govt to look at pro bono firms’ contract concerns
The Commonwealth Government is contemplating giving directions to government agencies not to withhold work from law firms that undertake pro bono work...
23 Mar 2004
Crack down on false advertising: ACCC
THE CONSUMER watchdog has vowed to crack down on misleading advertising and endorsements in advertorials, infomercials, lifestyle and current affairs ...
23 Mar 2004
Preparing a resume and covering letter
Writing a resumeA resume is a summary of your personal history and qualities. It is your marketing tool in searching for a job, and needs to be succin...
23 Mar 2004
Qld courts’ techno-revolution
VICTIMS WILL feel right at home during court cases, in fact they may literally be at home, with new video conferencing facilities set to be installed ...
23 Mar 2004
TressCox’s tale of new beginnings
THE COLLAPSE of HIH was responsible for the restructuring, re-branding and new direction of TressCox, formerly Tress Cocks and Maddox, leading to a ne...
9 Mar 2004
Lawyers not so greedy?
SEEKING TO dissolve the view that lawyers are greedy and only do work to get richer, Arnold Bloch Leibler has released a public interest law audit rep...
9 Mar 2004
LCA takes sides on Guantanamo Bay
ARGUMENTS ABOUT Guantanamo Bay detainees David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib continued last week as the Government and Opposition split hairs about how and ...
9 Mar 2004
Law Society ignored by Roads Minister
Roads minister ignores Law SocietyTHE LAW SOCIETY of NSW has condemned the new drivers licence demerit point system released for public comment, argu...
9 Mar 2004
Silk appointed to Supreme Court
Silk joins Vic Supreme CourtSenior counsel for the administrators of Ansett, Simon Whelan QC, was appointed as a Supreme Court judge in Victoria last...
9 Mar 2004
FSR changes may have fallout: ASIC
THE COMPLEX financial services reforms to be put in motion by 11 March may have impacts not yet anticipated by the corporate regulator but which could...
9 Mar 2004
Borders won’t be dismantled, yet
CALLS FROM the International Bar Association for new regulations to help lawyers advise clients across international borders may be theoretically a go...
9 Mar 2004
Tink Bill’s tinkering with DPP opposed
THE LAW SOCIETY of NSW has condemned state Opposition plans to establish a Director of Public Prosecutions oversight committee, arguing it is an unwar...
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