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10 Jun 2016
WA kids compete for criminal sleuth title
Young sleuths have been put through their paces in a primary school competition hosted by the Law Society of Western Australia. ...
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9 Jun 2016
Global firm embraces Reconciliation Week
Last week DLA Piper held events at its Sydney, Brisbane and Perth offices to address the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander p...
8 Jun 2016
Lawyers’ orchestra plays for Fijian appeal
The Sydney Lawyers Orchestra has filled the hall of St Stephen’s Uniting Church in Sydney to raise funds for Fiji. ...
6 Jun 2016
Firm highlights funding need for cancer research
Marilyn Monroe, the Winter Olympics and unicorns were all featured at a Clayton Utz charity event to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer res...
2 Jun 2016
Dictionary call-out for ‘legal lingo’
A campaign to record ‘legal lingo’ in the Australian vernacular has taken to social media to crowdsource contributions from lawyers. ...
1 Jun 2016
Humour reigns in the Golden Gavel
Ten lawyers battled it out to be crowned the winner of the NSW Golden Gavel, with a speech on ‘Legal Profession Uniform Laws: Who wore it best?’ t...
27 May 2016
Light rail lawyers offer advice on the go
The SA Legal Services Commission turned out at Adelaide railway station last week to help commuters get on the right legal track. ...
26 May 2016
Lawyers get their walk on
Members of the legal profession participated in Walk for Justice events across the country last week on National Pro Bono Day. ...
25 May 2016
Law firms fly rainbow flag for IDAHOT Day
Law firms have come out in force to celebrate workforce diversity, as well as social and cultural inclusion, in a series of events held across the co...
23 May 2016
ATSILS moot fosters bright careers in law
A Queensland moot is showing Indigenous law students just how boundless their future careers can be, Allens partner John Hedge has said.   ...
20 May 2016
Veteran’s tip for longevity in law
The secret for a long and happy career in law is to embrace change, one lawyer who has marked 50 years in practice has said.   ...
18 May 2016
Firm puts emerging artists in the frame
Up-and-coming artists have had the chance to showcase their work to partners and clients of a major global firm. ...
17 May 2016
Legal figures to spend a night out in the cold
Lawyers and legal industry figures are preparing to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise funds for the more than 105,000 homeless people a...
16 May 2016
Clutz lawyers take a leap of faith
Three Clayton Utz lawyers abseiled down the QV1 building in Perth to raise funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. ...
12 May 2016
Barrister's art exhibits dimensions of learned friends
Barrister Oliver Koehn has used art as a vehicle to exhibit the different dimensions of his colleagues, as well as a way to de-stress from the demands...
12 May 2016
Lawyer embarks on Torres Strait pro bono trip
A Telstra senior counsel spent one week in Northern Queensland working with Indigenous artists and community members, being challenged by the intersec...
9 May 2016
Green mediators benefit from pro bono pilot program
Junior mediators are benefiting from a pro bono pilot program that sends accredited professionals to facilitate disputes in the volunteer sector. ...
3 May 2016
Partner conquers bike challenge
A Herbert Smith Freehills partner completed a 1,000km ride from Canberra to Melbourne and raised more than $23,000 to help sick children in the proces...
2 May 2016
Partners know how to party at awards night
The inaugural Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards proved an instant hit as more than 400 legal professionals kicked up their heels and enjoyed ...
26 Apr 2016
Dancing Queensland CEOs bust a charitable move for Women's Legal Service
CEOs have hit the dance floor at a black tie gala event to raise more than $200,000 for the Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ). ...
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