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19 Oct 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still remains light at the end of the tunnel, writes Mon...
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19 Oct 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Magee. ...
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18 Oct 2018
Keeping yourself open to opportunity
Do you like games? I bet you do. Who doesn’t like games? Let’s play IRAC – Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion. It’s lawyers’ favorite ...
17 Oct 2018
Cyber crime a lawyer’s picnic to be avoided
It’s not enough the royal commission reinforced what Australians have always suspected – greed and avarice for profit is the only motivating facto...
16 Oct 2018
Mediation tips for navigating the everyday corporate world
In-house counsel wear many hats: the legal adviser, the conflict resolver, the problem solver. Many of the things that in-house counsel do day-to-day ...
16 Oct 2018
Lawyers are terrible at taking lunch breaks
New findings show that less than three in 10 Australians are utilising the full designated break for lunch, which can and does have detrimental effect...
16 Oct 2018
Lawyers, please brush up on your knowledge of testamentary capacity
Recent case law together with anecdotal evidence show that solicitors need to be very careful when preparing wills for clients when capacity is in dou...
11 Oct 2018
The greatest gift I ever received as a law student
I forgot how important it was to remember that there is a life which exists outside of the law to not only give us some perspective but also remind us...
10 Oct 2018
Personal injury 101: A simple guide to understanding complex law
Many Australians are not aware of personal injury law, or in many cases, individuals are oblivious to the fact that they are entitled to make a claim,...
9 Oct 2018
High Court to test safe access zone laws for abortion clinics
Constitutional lawyers and human rights lawyers will be closely watching the High Court this week as the Full Bench begins hearing a case on Tuesday, ...
2 Oct 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of investing in their brand, writes Beyond Billables...
1 Oct 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights, writes Australian Law Students’ Association vic...
1 Oct 2018
5 ways you can create more engaging meetings
Think of the last long meeting you dragged your feet into. You probably rolled your eyes at the lack of planning and preparedness, and sighed as every...
27 Sep 2018
Diversity in the legal profession
With the introduction of the Fair Work Act (2009) and a more general drive for inclusion, diversity and equality, you’d be forgiven for believing th...
26 Sep 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) about all the things no one will have the guts to ...
25 Sep 2018
Legal tech is the pacemaker our profession needs
Having a heart condition from such an early age has made me realise how crucial technology is to our future and success, writes Monash law student Fly...
24 Sep 2018
Putting the 'T' into LGBTI workplace inclusion
In a post-marriage equality world, there is a high risk that active support for LGBTI workplace inclusion initiatives will decline, writes Dentons' B...
21 Sep 2018
Future-proofing the role of GC – Embracing legal process optimisation
As economic conditions continue to bite, GCs all over the world are mandated with doing more with less. But when your headcount is low, how do you ens...
20 Sep 2018
What to look for when evaluating legal technology
When considering how legal technology can help transform your organisation, it’s important to start with where you identify the greatest pain (versu...
18 Sep 2018
Ignorance is no excuse for naive CEOs
Boardrooms are a never-ending surprise of curious machinations – intertwined with interesting characters, they’re not dissimilar to Forrest Gump...
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NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office,...
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Oct 19 2018
So, I didn’t get a clerkship…now what?
For those who didn’t get offered summer clerkships with law firms across the country, there still ...
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Oct 19 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Mag...
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Jul 26 2018
New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
Australian law firm Thomson Geer has welcomed a new partner into their corporate and M&A team. ...
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Jul 25 2018
WA’s Law Access appoints new company director and chairman
Western Australia’s legal pro bono referral service Law Access is welcoming the announcement of a ...
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Jun 26 2018
Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
Crown prosecutor Glen Cash QC has been appointed to the District Court of Queensland and will presid...
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Oct 2 2018
What is the return on investment for legal marketing?
The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
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Oct 1 2018
Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
Sep 26 2018
A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...