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10 Oct 2017
Time for new ideas and true change in family law system review
We’re heading into the first and only comprehensive review of Australia’s family law system in its modern day – that is, post 1976 – incarnati...
Time is money, traditional recruitment
6 Oct 2017
Time is money: Why traditional recruitment doesn’t work in the legal profession
It’s never ideal to see an unsaved number pop up on your smartphone, writes Lewis Matthews. ...
Women in Law Awards, Nicole Shelley
5 Oct 2017
Making the most of your Women in Law Awards nomination
We’re both proud and honoured to recognise leading practitioners from around the nation at this month’s Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2017, w...
4 Oct 2017
Certification needed to combat multiple class actions
Multiple or concurrent class actions are undesirable as they increase costs. Class actions were designed to allow for the sharing of costs and economi...
29 Sep 2017
Why modern slavery is a business issue for Australian law firms
With the Australian government recently announcing its support for a Modern Slavery Act, Australian businesses have to put modern slavery firmly on th...
27 Sep 2017
The four laws of client acquisition
Without clients, a law firm would cease to exist. And one of the biggest mistakes firms make is to focus only on its existing clients to the detriment...
20 Sep 2017
The Golden Pinocchio
There should be an annual Golden Pinocchio award. Probably every reader of this piece could name a candidate for the award of the year’s greatest l...
19 Sep 2017
Elder abuse and early inheritance syndrome: we need to open our eyes
Elder financial abuse – where a person takes advantage of an elder person’s financial position for their own benefit – has thankfully become a l...
18 Sep 2017
Qld insurers agenda-driven campaign blames lawyers for spike in CTP claims
The insurance industry in Queensland is running another of its scaremongering campaigns, aimed at reducing payouts to motor vehicle injury victims –...
15 Sep 2017
How to maximise outcomes by applying a management matrix to emails
We all succumb to the death of email at some point, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
14 Sep 2017
A lesson for lawyers in content marketing
If your law firm employs or engages marketing practitioners, chances are it’s doing content marketing, writes Jacqueline Burns. ...
12 Sep 2017
Integration, autonomy needed for professional development success
Effective mentoring, in a professional services environment, must do two things: provide scope for self-directed learning and development, and do so i...
6 Sep 2017
Advancing the rule of law in Myanmar: the experience on the ground
In April 2017, a team of legal professionals from Australia, Japan and Myanmar joined forces under the Juris Pilot, an initiative of LexisNexis, to wo...
5 Sep 2017
Building lifelong relationships with your clients
Do you know the cost of obtaining a new client? asks Jeremy Streten. ...
4 Sep 2017
IP reforms a solid win for business
The Commonwealth government’s much maligned Innovation Strategy looks to have kicked a goal with the release of government response to the Productiv...
1 Sep 2017
Preparing for data laws: The impact of the EU’s GDPR on Australian businesses
When we think of commodities, we think of raw materials and agricultural products – copper, coal, coffee, writes Michael Bishop. ...
31 Aug 2017
Getting the most exposure for your awards nomination using social media
The Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2017 will be held this Friday, and it’s exciting to have so many of the industry’s leading voices come to...
30 Aug 2017
Reflections on the Legal Profession Uniform Law
As my three-year term as both CEO of the Legal Services Council and as Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation comes to a close, I would li...
29 Aug 2017
Why legal technologists are becoming the ‘new normal’
In recent times, the way lawyers gather and analyse evidence for use in matters and cases has changed significantly, write Michael do Rozario and Rosh...
28 Aug 2017
Conversations with corporate counsel: Why pro bono?
The Australian Pro Bono Centre has been meeting with in-house lawyers at a number of large corporations in Australia in recent weeks to support the de...
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