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22 Apr 2016
Suspended Florida judge 'noticeably impaired in public'
A US judge who has previously faced accusations of coming to work drunk in 2014 has been suspended by the Miami Judicial Qualifications Committee, th...
21 Apr 2016
Pair fined for dispensing unqualified legal advice
Two men who allegedly solicited family law advice and billed $5,000 for their services have had appeals for their convictions dismissed by the WA S...
Deng Adut
19 Apr 2016
Refugee turned lawyer gives back
Defence lawyer and former Sudanese child soldier Deng Adut is giving free legal aid to troubled youths in western Sydney. ...
13 Apr 2016
Best speaker accolade for Aussie law student in Vienna
An Australian law student has received the Martin Domke Award for Best Speaker at a prestigious international arbitration moot in Vienna. ...
11 Apr 2016
Lawyer paints layers of Justice McMurdo
A Queensland-based lawyer is working on a portrait of the Honourable Justice Margaret McMurdo AC for the 2016 Archibald Prize. ...
5 Apr 2016
Biggest ever data leak lands firm in hot water
An unprecedented leak of confidential documents from a Panama law firm has revealed a major global misuse of shell companies, potentially implicating ...
1 Apr 2016
Vic Supreme Court history remembered
Victoria is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its Supreme Court with a dedicated conference and exhibition in April. ...
29 Mar 2016
Courts empty after 18 judges hit by stomach bug
More than one third of New Zealand's top judges have been forced to cancel court hearings after falling ill during a retreat. ...
23 Mar 2016
Australian mature law student takes on Oxford
Southern Cross University mature law student Angela Powditch is set to embark on a trip to England to attend Oxford University summer school for one m...
21 Mar 2016
Male lawyers push to make flexibility a reality
An online documentary series starring five executives, including a Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner and a Telstra in-house counsel, has followed their...
18 Mar 2016
Firm sponsors 80 African students
A national firm has launched a partnership with not-for-profit organisation So They Can, which will see 10 lawyers travel to Kenya in August to meet ...
16 Mar 2016
Tired attorney’s client has conviction thrown out
A US federal appeals court has overturned a man’s conviction after his lawyer repeatedly fell asleep during the trial. ...
11 Mar 2016
Lawyers go bush for mental health
Two lawyers from Thynne + Macartney have taken on a gruelling 1,237-kilometre ride through the outback to raise money for mental health services. ...
10 Mar 2016
Unemployed law grad sues law school
A US law graduate was due to appear in court earlier this week to sue her law school for misrepresenting her chances of employment. ...
9 Mar 2016
Tragic demise ahead for legal agony aunt
The long-running cartoon character John Fytit, Legal Agony Ombudsman, is set to meet his end. ...
8 Mar 2016
Regional women lawyers in the limelight
The Governor of Victoria has recognised the contributions of regional women lawyers in the lead-up to International Women’s Day. ...
2 Mar 2016
Morcombe lawyer recognised for 9 years of pro bono
Solicitor Peter Boyce OAM, who helped secure the conviction of Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe’s killer, has been lauded for his fee-free work...
29 Feb 2016
Lawyers in the dog house
Two lawyers are preparing to spend a day in a dog kennel at the RSPCA to raise money for animal welfare. ...
26 Feb 2016
Aussie lawyer ships out to help Syrian refugees
An Adelaide lawyer has travelled to Iraq to work for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), assisting refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war. ...
23 Feb 2016
Tributes pour in for national firm founder
Fred Swaab, founder of Swaab Attorneys, has passed away following a long battle with illness. ...
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