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8 Jan 2018
Would you like large fries with that?
Over the holiday season, I often binge-watch the latest Netflix drama. This year was no exception, writes Claire Bibby. ...
Brainstorm
4 Jan 2018
What makes a great brainstorming session?
Many people assume that a brainstorming session is about developing a great idea that will change everything. But the most effective way to brainstorm...
2 Jan 2018
The evolution of dispute resolution
It’s no secret that dispute resolution without courts is gaining in popularity, writes Alison Shaw. ...
29 Dec 2017
3 ways to future-proof your legal career
The jury is in: the legal industry is in the early stages of a transformation that’s not only changing what legal services will entail, but also who...
21 Dec 2017
5 tips for running a NewLaw firm
The founder and principal lawyer of Legalite, Marianne Marchesi, shares her thoughts and insights into running a successful NewLaw practice. ...
20 Dec 2017
8 landmark decisions that made headlines in 2017
The year 2017 saw important constitutional questions tried, a divergence in the law settled, old principles reaffirmed and a record defamation damages...
18 Dec 2017
Summer in the city
Across Australia, a number of law students have kicked off their commercial law aspirations with the start of a summer clerkship. Here, Australian Nat...
7 Dec 2017
The gig lawyer in the gig economy
The gig economy has much broader usability in the legal industry beyond being a business model for SMEs, Nicole Billett writes. ...
5 Dec 2017
Reflecting on 2017
As we all start to look back on the year that was, Claire Bibby offers a gentle reminder that there is still time to do something for others. ...
4 Dec 2017
Employers of apprentices are paying the price of poor policy
Businesses are paying the price of poor policy with unions seeking $70 million in back pay for apprentices and trainees in Queensland, Josh Vikis writ...
29 Nov 2017
The top 5 takeaways from this year's Lawyers Weekly Future Forum
Promoted by LEAP This year’s Lawyer’s Weekly Future Forum demonstrated that innovation spans the entire entity of an organisation—from technolo...
28 Nov 2017
Partner performance all boils down to 3 KPIs
Of Australia’s 50,000 private practice lawyers, around 8,000 are employed as below partner-level fee earners by firms that have two or more partners...
23 Nov 2017
Legal view on dealing with errant employees
Managing people is probably the least desirable aspect of being a business owner – and that’s when times are good. ...
23 Nov 2017
How to effectively deal with clients
When conducting client consultations, how can a lawyer create good and cordial relationships with new clients and solidify an existing relationship wh...
22 Nov 2017
Science, morality and the law
I am a scientist – a clinical psychologist and behavioural neurogeneticist by training – and also one who works closely with lawyers as their exec...
21 Nov 2017
Continuing professional development – time to get strategic
There are several reasons why this annual stampede occurs. The first is the tendency of many lawyers to put off their CPD requirements until it is imp...
20 Nov 2017
The importance of hiring the right person, the right way, for the right role
How would you feel knowing that the lawyer taking care of your personal injury compensation, bankruptcy proceedings or child custody battle wasn’t v...
17 Nov 2017
It's time for politicians to commit to eradicating domestic violence
The national shame of domestic violence cannot be left unaddressed, writes Christine Smyth. ...
16 Nov 2017
This Christmas I will not be having a legal meltdown
I’ve known my husband for five years and every single Christmas, in the time we’ve been together, I’ve ended up in hospital. ...
15 Nov 2017
Reworking the system
Forging paths to change creates an uncomfortable haze of uncertainty for the establishment under threat, making the move to privately operated Family ...
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