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26 Nov 2004
Silence not golden in media crisis: lawyers
LAWYERS ARE not doing their clients any favours by advising them to disengage with the media during crises, chairman of the International Bar Associat...
26 Nov 2004
“Am I missing something” at Gadens
LAWYERS AT Gadens will think outside the square and about the natural environment, if nothing else, due to a new art instalment in the firm’s Brisba...
26 Nov 2004
Government vetoes defence lawyers: LCA
THE PEAK BODY representing the legal profession has condemned new national security laws introduced into Parliament last week. While the Federal Gover...
26 Nov 2004
QLS defends new Energex chair
A PUBLIC stoush has developed between the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and the Electrical Trade Union (ETU) state secretary following his public attac...
26 Nov 2004
Australian commercial ADR skills promoted online
THE FEDERAL Attorney-General has welcomed a new website promoting the skills of Australian arbitrators and mediators in the resolution of internationa...
26 Nov 2004
Publish and be damned (or at least sued)
The Gutnick online defamation case recently ended with an out-of-court settlement in Joe Gutnick’s favour. The fallout from the decisions in the ca...
26 Nov 2004
Legal risk training scoops top award
A RISK MANAGEMENT training and education program for legal professionals in Western Australia has won one of Australia’s top risk awards. At a gala ...
25 Nov 2004
ACLA identifies top in-house performers
PETER CAILLARD, general counsel and company secretary of Tabcorp Holdings, carried off the award for Australian Corporate Lawyer of the Year 2004 at t...
19 Nov 2004
Lawyers welcome knock on military commission
The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has applauded the District Court of Columbia’s ruling that military commission tribunals, as presently constitute...
19 Nov 2004
Victorian graduates get new PLT option
THE FATE of law graduates in Victoria is again an issue of contention with record numbers likely to be turned away by law firms because of a shortage ...
19 Nov 2004
Judges condemn Hulls’ plan for Victorian judiciary
THE VICTORIAN Government faces a revolt by judges over its plan to appoint acting judges to make the state’s court system more flexible and efficien...
19 Nov 2004
Uniform defamation at arm’s length
IT IS A case of deflation after much hot air was generated about the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General’s (SCAG’s) newly released model defam...
19 Nov 2004
UTS success a legal drawcard
APPARENTLY ON the right track with their chosen professions, law students at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) have this year won three major...
19 Nov 2004
Hands up for a pay decrease
LAWYERS SHOULD consider how their massive pay affects access to justice in this country, according to Shadow Attorney-General Nicola Roxon.Speaking at...
19 Nov 2004
Victoria’s Small Business Commissioner and alternative dispute resolution
A report on the first year of operations of Australia’s first small business commissioner not only suggests that the appointment has been a success...
19 Nov 2004
Ruddock calls for family law reforms
AUSTRALIA’S FAMILY law system could be turned upside down under recent proposals by the Commonwealth Government.But first, federal Attorney-General ...
19 Nov 2004
Lawyers called on to boost human rights
LAWYERS NEED to make causes like the promotion of human rights more relevant to society, Shadow Attorney-General Nicola Roxon told an audience at a tr...
19 Nov 2004
Big firms urged to take on bigger pro bono role
PRO BONO services in western Sydney fall heavily on the legal profession, according to an expert group at the University of Western Sydney.It is time ...
19 Nov 2004
Begin the legal aid tender
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS should have access to justice if the tendering of legal services, released on the weekend in Victoria and WA, is successful, fe...
19 Nov 2004
Client-centred law comes at a price
CLIENT-CENTRED ‘lawyering’ may come at a price, legal specialists from two Sydney universities said at a session at the recent International Bar A...
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