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20 Jun 2018
Asian world view gaining popularity in legal circles
A growing appetite to better understand Asian legal systems within Australian law schools signals a departure from more traditional approaches to lega...
Lawyer, soar high, clouds, outback air race
13 Jun 2018
Lawyer to soar high for upcoming outback air race
An aviation lawyer will soon take to the skies as part of this year’s Outback Air Race. ...
Money bag
7 Jun 2018
Law Access bestowed $50k to strengthen service to WA community
The not-for-profit organisation was awarded $50,000 by The McCusker Charitable Foundation, a gift it says will bolster its ability to service Wester...
6 Jun 2018
Legal Geek Sydney event a ‘success on many accounts’
Tech start-up network Legal Geek swung past Sydney for the latest leg of its road trip last week, hosting a showcase of entrepreneurial ventures in ou...
31 May 2018
BigLaw scholarship for PNG local
A fourth year law student from Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands province has been recognised by Norton Rose Fulbright for her essay on the nat...
30 May 2018
Minters lawyer raises thousands for DV prevention challenge
The Darkness to Daylight (D2D) Challenge, which raises money for the awareness and prevention of domestic and family violence in Queensland, has just ...
30 May 2018
Momentum Media working together with Invictus Games Sydney 2018
Lawyers Weeky's parent company, Momentum Media Group, has announced it will be working together with Invictus Games Sydney 2018, presented by Jaguar L...
29 May 2018
Perth lawyer spearheads new network for Asian business
An in-house lawyer has organised the first gathering of an alliance of Asian business councils, chambers and associations, as part of an effort to con...
28 May 2018
‘No-one’s mental health is static’
A recent panel discussion about mental health issues in the workplace provided timely reminders of the importance of self-care for lawyers in light of...
18 May 2018
Bakers turns it on for Barangaroo office
For Baker McKenzie, a move to Barangaroo wasn’t without some serious design overhaul. ...
16 May 2018
Newcastle panel to inspire next generation of lawyers
Members of the profession are invited to hear from three female partners, who will each speak on a panel designed to inspire the up-and-comers in law ...
15 May 2018
'Enriching, innovative' Race to the Future a hit
The first-of-its-kind mash-up of The Amazing Race and a legal hackathon has proven to be a success with budding law students and practitioners alike. ...
15 May 2018
'Side-splitting' serves of comedic gold on the menu for Law Week
Ten young guns will put their legal nous and witty sensibilities to the test in an awesome display of humour and verbal gymnastics at the NSW Golden G...
10 May 2018
RMIT graduate wins Clyde & Co Melbourne Art Award
This year’s winner of the firm’s Victorian-based art prize won for her dual paper-based artworks. ...
8 May 2018
UWA Law School appoints ‘Juris Dogtor’
A furry, four-legged companion has joined The University of Western Australia Law School, providing students with much-needed relief from their studie...
4 May 2018
Bakers partner running ultramarathon for Bali school kids
The head of real estate in Australia for a global law firm is currently in training for an upcoming ultramarathon across the Indonesian hotspot in sup...
30 Apr 2018
Gabrielle's pro bono contributions continue legacy of late mum
A Queensland law student has spoken about her motivation for volunteering with a local community legal centre and following in the footsteps of her la...
13 Apr 2018
Firm puts Aussie talent on show at Sydney art exhibition
The works of Australian artists Jason Benjamin and Nick Collerson are being exhibited at Clayton Utz, as part of an initiative by the national firm to...
12 Apr 2018
UQ wins 2018 Jessup Moot
For the third time, students from the University of Queensland have won the world’s oldest and largest international moot court event. ...
11 Apr 2018
Vic Bar launches legal studies award for next generation of lawyers
Some of the top ranked school-aged students in the city of Hume have been recognised by the Victorian Bar for academic excellence in Legal Studies. ...
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Jun 20 2018
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Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
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May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
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Jun 4 2018
Racial vilification in sport and s18C
The story of professional AFL player Joel Wilkinson rocked the sporting world earlier this month and...
ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
Young lawyers
Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...