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23 Apr 2018
Time for lawyers to get comfortable with failure
One of the biggest impediments to trying something new is the fear of failure, writes Stuart J. Barnett. ...
20 Apr 2018
Defending unpopular clients
I am an advocate for the Rule of Law and in my line of work, that means defending people accused of committing crimes, writes Robert Stary. ...
19 Apr 2018
Emojis in law: Making a mess of messaging
Emojis feel like they’ve been around forever because they substitute for some of the nuance lost in written text, especially when tone and physical ...
18 Apr 2018
Does the Maternity Leave Scheme really protect working mothers?
The laws surrounding maternity leave are shiny, but scratch the surface and they are not as foolproof as they appear to be, Christie Toy writes. ...
17 Apr 2018
Senate report highlights imminent changes to Australia’s foreign bribery regime
There is an underlying eagerness among Australian regulators to address criticism of the national enforcement record on foreign bribery and corruption...
16 Apr 2018
Contract lawyering: An option at any time of your career
The gig economy has exploded onto the scene in Australia like in many other countries, with companies like Uber and Deliveroo thriving, writes Matthew...
13 Apr 2018
Top tips: How and when to use an expert
There’s no doubt that an expert can provide vital independent scientific, technical, or other specialised knowledge that may assist in the understan...
12 Apr 2018
Do androids dream of electric sheep? Or why I'm not scared of robot lawyers
Lawyers who are concerned about being superseded by robots should not lose sight of the fact that the human element will always be an essential part...
11 Apr 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in the workplace, writes Natalia Kamusinski.  ...
10 Apr 2018
ACT CTP reform: The pilot jury and its unpopular verdict
Although the long road to reforming the ACT’s compulsory third party (CTP) scheme is complete, the journey is not yet over, writes Arthur Marusevich...
4 Apr 2018
In boom and bust we must retain trust
In 2017, Australia’s insolvency industry underwent two tranches of law reform. Passed in September, the amended legislation, Treasury Laws Amendment...
3 Apr 2018
Some lessons for employers with ball tampering
What if you applied the unfair dismissal regime to Australia’s controversial ball tampering scandal? James Mattson and Ryan Murphy ask whether the...
21 Mar 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meals or snacking can adversely impact upon both your ...
20 Mar 2018
Graduate glut confusion misses the point – it’s about jobs
We all know law graduates struggling to find a job, however to think about other ramifications, writes Nicholas van Hattem. ...
19 Mar 2018
Inclusive language matters in the workplace
Inclusive workplace diversity has to include changes to daily practices, writes Julie Kneebone. ...
15 Mar 2018
How a small firm reimagined itself by making a film
Our firm has traditionally had an image problem. The problem being, we haven’t had much of an image outside of the people who have worked with us, w...
15 Mar 2018
Radical (?) flexible work ideas
On #iwd2018 a lot of the female lawyers’ online networking groups got to throwing around practical ideas about how their employer could help working...
14 Mar 2018
Beware the powers of the Royal Commission to refer matters at anytime for action
There are a number of issues to be considered for those planning to make voluntary submissions to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking,...
9 Mar 2018
There isn’t a single office job that can’t be done flexibly
I recently heard of a company that rejected a mother’s request to return to work part-time because apparently the job just had to be done on a full-...
8 Mar 2018
Shining outside of your comfort zone
I look to the brave women of the past with immense gratitude and admiration, writes Jamie Shine. ...
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Jun 19 2019
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Will change in the legal profession be embraced as an opportunity to create workplaces where our peo...
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May 31 2019
The smarts of using social media
The debate following the Israel Folau debacle has generated a lot of thoughtless advice on the use o...
May 20 2019
‘I’d rather lick the floor of a bus than talk to a law student’
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