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29 May 2017
The world’s weirdest (and funniest) laws
Think Australia has some outlandish laws? You should see our international neighbours. ...
Shaun Micallef
26 May 2017
Law: no laughing matter
Lawyers and comedians can have a lot in common: a sharp wit, a love of the limelight and (by some accounts) a sadistic streak. Here are just a few law...
Storm
25 May 2017
Firm launches cyclone recovery appeal
Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced a fundraising initiative to support victims of Cyclone Debbie. ...
23 May 2017
Sydney braces for new wave of ‘disruptive thinking’
A not-for-profit is courting the new generation of Sydney lawyers to join its network of ‘disruptive thinkers’ in law. ...
22 May 2017
Barristers raise funds for prize in memory of Katrina Dawson
Members of the NSW Bar Association have hit the pavement to raise funds for a new readers’ scholarship established in memory of Katrina Dawson, who...
22 May 2017
Lawyers get intrepid for Indigenous artists
Colin Biggers & Paisley has committed to a six-day trek through Kakadu National Park with a $50,000 fundraising target for Indigenous artists. ...
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...
18 May 2017
Law firms stand up for diversity
Offices across the world have marked International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with a series of events that highlight diversity a...
16 May 2017
Tailored legal services made available for veterans in SA
The South Australian Legal Services Commission is offering specialised legal services to ADF veterans for military pension and compensation claims. ...
12 May 2017
Tackling men’s mental health
Men’s mental health support network, Mr Perfect, has hosted its inaugural Basic Ball to help support those in need, particularly those individuals w...
11 May 2017
Clyde & Co dips into Melbourne art scene
Clyde & Co has extended its Australian Art Award to Melbourne for the first time. ...
4 May 2017
Lawyer dons lycra for important cause
A partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley has swapped his suit for lycra in a bid to raise money for Queensland Chain Reaction. ...
27 Apr 2017
‘Innovation incubator’ draws the best young minds
Macpherson Kelley has gathered its up-and-comers as well as those from the University of Melbourne to play part in a contest which encouraged them to ...
21 Apr 2017
Firm lends a hand to Legacy
In the lead up to Anzac Day next week, one firm has dedicated its monthly dress-down day and fundraising morning tea to Legacy Brisbane. ...
19 Apr 2017
Jessup glory for USyd law squad
Five law students from the University of Sydney have been crowned as champions for the 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition ...
13 Apr 2017
New show lets people in on court drama from home
Sydney lawyers may know the reality of the Downing Centre Court all too well, but a new 10-part docu-series is inviting viewers at home in on the acti...
12 Apr 2017
New top dog for local court in Manly
Witness support services in one NSW local court will trial the effect of having a furry friend close by for children and vulnerable victims who are na...
6 Apr 2017
Tale of Syd's first female entrepreneurs scoops up firm's $30k contest
A tribute to colonial Australia’s first trailblazing businesswomen has taken out top honours at the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. ...
5 Apr 2017
March marks important anniversary for Perth’s hall of justice
One of the oldest buildings in Perth, which served as a venue for various courts over the decades, reached a special 180-year milestone last month. ...
31 Mar 2017
ANU establishes prize in memory of student
A memorial prize has been set up after the sudden passing of Kirsten Sjolander, who was working towards a PhD in law at the Australian National Univer...
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