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26 Sep 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) about all the things no one will have the guts to ...
20 Sep 2018
How to establish yourself as a sole practitioner
Technological advancements, social media and evolving methods of legal service delivery are all making it much easier for lawyers to get themselves se...
13 Sep 2018
How litigation funding can work for Corporates
Promoted by Augusta Ventures. Litigation funding enables companies to monetise valid commercial disputes while preserving capital, mitigating litigat...
14 Aug 2018
In-house attraction
“Being in-house is a really nice way to be part of a business.” Those words, imparted by Electrical Trades Union of Australia national legal couns...
18 Jul 2018
A new way to work
The legal marketplace is an ever-evolving beast, with technological and workplace innovation challenging the hitherto status quo of life for practisin...
8 Jun 2018
Master and apprentice
Mentoring arrangements can come in many different guises. Tom Lodewyke examines how they are preparing the next generation of leaders in the law. ...
30 May 2018
Law and LGBTQI rights: Where are we at?
Whether you believe the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey was a showcase of democracy at its best, or an abdication of responsibility by our electe...
11 May 2018
The RegTech influence
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with InfoTrack and LEAP, recently conducted a Regulatory Technology Snap Poll Survey to determine the attitudes, percep...
4 May 2018
Tapping into the ASEAN promise
Prosperity may be fabled to lie somewhere over the rainbow, but forecasters are confidently pointing to south-east Asia as a wellspring of opportunity...
3 May 2018
Life after law
Retirement from law doesn’t mean retirement from life. ...
2 May 2018
Bankrolling justice
From a medieval debate between legal scholars to a multibillion dollar capital market, litigation funding has evolved into a permanent fixture on the ...
18 Apr 2018
Where to from #MeToo? Breaking the silence about ‘gender-hostile’ workplaces
According to Dr Karen O’Connell, gender inequality is a problem that has been plaguing women in Australia’s legal profession for far too long, but...
10 Apr 2018
In-house heavyweights
The second annual Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards recognised Australia's best in-house lawyers. ...
4 Apr 2018
Power to the people
Energy and resources lawyers are instrumental in shaping the future of Australia’s power supply and consumption. ...
8 Mar 2018
New species
Modern-day lawyers have evolved to become so much more. ...
7 Mar 2018
Podcast pipeline
In this feature we explore why podcasts have become the new video for lawyers across the country. ...
6 Mar 2018
Bigger and better
It’s said that everything is bigger in Texas, but how goes the legal opportunities in the Lone Star State? ...
5 Mar 2018
The moral duty to do no harm
Legal institutions – both educational and professional – have duties to assist those in their care deal with distressing content which can affect ...
1 Mar 2018
Unethical firm climate breeding unhealthier lawyers
New, groundbreaking findings from one of Australia’s leading law schools is lifting the lid on the nexus between perceived workplace culture and ill...
6 Feb 2018
Hardwired
How innovation has transformed the advocate’s approach, from chambers to the courtroom.  ...
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Oct 19 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office,...
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Oct 19 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still ...
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Oct 19 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Mag...
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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Oct 2 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
Legal education, lawyers, students
Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...