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15 Jul 2016
Firms turn spotlight on indigenous culture
Firms have celebrated Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a special curation of social, academic and cultural events for N...
14 Jul 2016
Courthouse slams door on Pokemon Go phenomenon
The new Pokemon app may have taken the world by storm but the NSW Department of Justice has issued a hefty warning to aspiring Pikachu hunters. ...
7 Jul 2016
Professor’s historic appointment to Cambridge college
Australian legal academic Professor Jane Stapleton will be the first woman and foreign academic to head the 500-year-old Christ’s College Cambridge ...
6 Jul 2016
Taekwondo lawyer heading to Rio
A Sydney solicitor has qualified to represent Australia in the sport of taekwondo at the Rio Olympics. ...
30 Jun 2016
Lawyers raise big bucks for Cancer Council
The Cancer Council will benefit from Bartier Perry’s top fundraising efforts to secure more than $20,000 for the City Mile Dash. ...
27 Jun 2016
$30,000 for social justice PLT placements
More than $30,000 has been raised to fund 30 PLT placements with Community Legal Centres in 2017. ...
16 Jun 2016
Lawyers sweat it out for Aussie Paralympians
Clayton Utz lawyers were put through their paces in a treadmill challenge that raised more than $10,000 for the Australian Paralympic Committee this m...
14 Jun 2016
Queensland firm fundraises for Little Miracles
Staff from Queensland legal firm Injury & Accident Lawyers helped raise funds in this year's Mater Little Miracles charity walk in Brisbane. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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