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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, ...
return on investment, money, cash, Australian dollars
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...
Legal education, lawyers, students
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...
18 Sep 2018
Innovation or fundamentalism – don’t forget who has the chequebook
The legal landscape in Australia is constantly transforming, defining the contours of a new legal order. Amidst the rift between those who want to pre...
17 Sep 2018
Tarnishes on my transcript
Why grades should have absolutely nothing to do with clerkships, or anything really, writes Monash law student Flynne Tytherleigh. ...
17 Sep 2018
Lawyers as a one-stop resolution shop: A new paradigm
Lawyers are facing a ‘perfect storm’. The cost of access to law and legal services has converged with digital disruption and an oversupply of law ...
13 Sep 2018
‘How are you, out of 10?’ is the question to ask this R U OK? Day
Going deeper than surface-level etiquette can make the difference between disclosure and suffering in silence, writes Lawyers Weekly journalist Jerome...
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...
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...
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...
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