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8 Aug 2019
The serious business of mental health in law
Make no mistake, mental health in Australia is serious business, costing the broader economy millions and having untold personal impact on individuals...
Parliament house
5 Aug 2019
Why all MPs should vote for the Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill 2019
An estimated one in four women will have an abortion in their lifetime. This equates to just under one million women in NSW who are likely to seek an ...
Zoë Durand
2 Aug 2019
Managing a co-career in law and art
Picasso said “All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up”, writes Zoë Durand. ...
1 Aug 2019
Why business leaders need to commit to workplace flexibility
When I started my working life, seeking workplace flexibility was an off-ramp to my career, writes Sally Bruce. ...
29 Jul 2019
Measurable strategies to increase trust ROI
In an era when data is the new oil, trust is rapidly emerging as the new currency that can boost, or conversely stagnate, organisational growth, write...
26 Jul 2019
Should lawyers use social media marketing?
Social media marketing has always been a contentious strategy for law firms deciding to go digital. Advertising for a legal service has remained a com...
23 Jul 2019
Should law students make 5-year plans?
My experiences lead me to ponder whether it’s worth investing our time in crafting opportunities based on a five-year plan around that we probably ...
19 Jul 2019
Modern Slavery Act: How can companies go beyond compliance?
The start of the new financial year has seen many of Australia’s largest companies enter their first reporting period under the new Commonwealth Mo...
16 Jul 2019
Libra — a lawyer’s guide to blockchain: Part three
Practitioners should review Facebook’s Libra project and understand and appreciate why it matters for them, writes Michael Bacina. ...
12 Jul 2019
e-conveyancing concerns about PEXA monopoly money
New South Wales has now become the third Australian state to transition to paperless property transactions, with the mandating of electronic conveyanc...
11 Jul 2019
How to prevent burnout in the legal profession
Legal work has always been synonymous with high levels of stress, where large workloads, long hours, client demands, tight deadlines and a lack of wor...
10 Jul 2019
Press freedom requires law reform
Freedom of the press is a cornerstone principle of a democracy. The outcry following the AFP raids on a journalist’s home and the ABC headquarters h...
9 Jul 2019
Blockchain — a lawyer’s guide: Part two
Smart contracts within the blockchain world have been hotly discussed and debated for several years now, but there remains uncertainty and hesitation ...
3 Jul 2019
Balance study with activities you are passionate about
Law students typically fear deviating away from a textbook-focused approach at law school because they believe high grades guarantee graduate roles. W...
25 Jun 2019
What’s a blockchain? A lawyer’s guide: Part one
Blockchain and decentralised ledger technology has been growing increasingly in prominence as more and more start-ups, enterprises and governments aro...
25 Jun 2019
Is the legal profession a wellbeing wasteland?
Given the endemic nature of mental health issues in law, a multipronged approach, as well as and cooperation and collaboration by all relevant stakeh...
24 Jun 2019
Are you being watched? How smart gadgets can ‘spy’ on us
How often are you home alone? If you own a smart gadget — be it a TV, a smart speaker or a mobile phone — then let me answer that for you: never...
21 Jun 2019
Beating the distraction devil: How to optimise performance by staying focused
If the devil is in the detail, then distraction is not that far behind, writes Anthony Hersch. ...
19 Jun 2019
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 people thrive, or one in which they begrudgingly put ...
18 Jun 2019
Half-yearly cyber considerations for corporate counsel
As we count down to the halfway mark for 2019, we take stock of current developments in the cyber risk landscape, and signpost upcoming changes that c...
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