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19 May 2017
World's best (and worst) lawyer jokes: part 2
In a demanding profession like the law, it can be easy to forget about the lighter side of things. Fortunately, Lawyers Weekly has curated some of the...
Alain Musikanth
17 May 2017
Forum to contemplate AI and future of BigLaw
Legal stakeholders plan to gather at a special forum in Perth this week to discuss the implications of artificial intelligence for tomorrow’s lawyer...
law student
17 May 2017
Law students to benefit from expertise of international fellows
JD and masters students at the University of Melbourne will be taught by four visiting legal academics from Finland, New Zealand and the UK. W...
15 May 2017
Law Week FOMO? We’ve got you covered
It’s the one week of the year when lawyers can freely boast to acquaintances at dinner parties what it is they do, so enjoy it while it lasts. Here...
15 May 2017
Tassie lawyer takes the lead to talk about mental health
One young practitioner from Burnie in Tasmania, who almost walked away from law all together, has opened up about the mind shift he needed to pursue t...
15 May 2017
Attorney-General urges review of trust beneficiary liability
Attorney-General Mark Speakman has called for the NSW Law Reform Commission to review the state’s laws relating to the liability of beneficiaries of...
12 May 2017
Podcast: The importance of being integrated
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, your host Melissa Coade is joined by David McElveney, who leads the Australian projects and construction a...
12 May 2017
Majority of lawyers can expect pay rise: report
New research has revealed that the majority of staff working at Australian law firms can expect a modest pay rise, despite record low wage growth prev...
12 May 2017
NSW Parliament votes to keep abortion in Crimes Act
Efforts to reform 100-year-old laws that make abortion criminal in the state of NSW have been defeated. Write comment (7 Comments) ...
5 May 2017
Podcast: Language of the law
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, your host Tom Lodewyke is joined by Sara Mansour, a graduate lawyer at Allens and director of the Bankstow...
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Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...