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13 Sep 2018
The myth of the well-rounded law student
I’m proud to say that my biggest achievement is that I have gotten through nearly all of my law degree despite all the challenges, writes Monash Un...
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6 Sep 2018
Why are lawyers, and other professionals, depressed?
Lawyers rank among the most depressed professionals. One in three of them contemplate suicide at least once a year and about 30 per cent suffer from c...
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5 Sep 2018
How do we prepare law students for the future of legal work?
“A law degree can take you anywhere.” Those were the words of a lecturer on the first day of my law degree in 2007, writes Josef co-founder Sam Fl...
3 Sep 2018
Why you should always read the contract
Parties who incorporate arbitration agreements into their contracts reasonably expect that those agreements will be complied with if a dispute eventua...
30 Aug 2018
5 ways to rebuild broken team relationships
There are many reasons why teams don’t function well; for instance, when toxic behaviour by a rainmaker in the business goes  unchecked, or previo...
29 Aug 2018
Agile and still angry
A short while ago I delivered a leadership program to all levels of a large and highly successful law firm with offices in many countries. I was struc...
28 Aug 2018
What general counsel need to know about Dawn Raids
Corporate misconduct has been firmly on the political agenda in recent months, writes Michael Milnes. ...
28 Aug 2018
Australia’s growing opioid crisis
A report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has revealed that pharmaceutical opioids in Australia are causing more deaths than heroin, w...
24 Aug 2018
New Prime Minister named: What it means for lawyers
With the reins of Australian Prime Minister being taken over, legal professionals will be among those feeling the impact. ...
24 Aug 2018
EY’s acquisition of Riverview Law – A strategic disaster
It seems EY recently bought Riverview Law with a view to turning legal managed services into a river of gold. Notwithstanding a plethora of positive p...
21 Aug 2018
When storms become catastrophes – and how that affects insurance
Storms and floods are extremely damaging, not just for properties, but also for individuals and the communities they inhabit, writes William Roberts L...
20 Aug 2018
Everyone in the legal profession deserves respect
Recently I had a young, female colleague contact me about the behaviour of an opposing lawyer, who had made an offensive remark about her appearance d...
17 Aug 2018
AFL violence – Police must step in
The AFL is an essential feature of Australian culture. Playing AFL contributes to the health of millions of Australians and the sport’s concepts of ...
16 Aug 2018
Why cyber security is everyone’s business
The recent introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme in February this year, as well as the GDPR in Europe in May, has brought cyber se...
15 Aug 2018
Could a designer’s mindset bridge the justice gap?
New approaches are needed in legal design thinking, writes Andrea Perry-Petersen. ...
14 Aug 2018
A stress-free guide to breastfeeding at work
You’ve made it through the first few months of new motherhood and the time has come for you to don the suit jacket and return to work, but you’re ...
13 Aug 2018
Defending the indefensible – The limitations of defence costs insurance cover
Adam Cranston, the son of the former Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office, is currently being prosecuted in relation to the alleged p...
7 Aug 2018
Embracing legal automation
There’s no hiding it, the legal technology revolution is (finally) here, writes Ed Pullen. ...
6 Aug 2018
Lawyers, the new breed of CEOs
Some of the most influential companies in Australia are now headed by lawyers, writes Conrad Liveris. ...
31 Jul 2018
BigLaw must support free speech
OPINION Recent noises from corporate firms and the bar suggest a worrying contempt for a free press and exchange of ideas, putting them on the wrong ...
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Flexible work is the foundation for healthy, inclusive law firms
Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
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‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
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