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22 Jan 2019
Life in-house with legal technology
Jessie Porteus recently wrote a very interesting piece setting out a typical day as an in-house lawyer. As an in-house lawyer myself and recently writ...
22 Jan 2019
How practising Brazilian Jui Jitsu has taught me to become a better lawyer
Sport, hobbies and other interests are important for a balanced life and it is common for lawyers to have interests outside of the law. For me, it has...
James Lawrence
16 Jan 2019
Is the war on software patents over?
Last year, while businesses across Australia were gearing up for the traditional December frenzy, one sector had already received an early Christmas p...
15 Jan 2019
Growing a great legal business page
Growing a great Facebook Business page is a key ingredient of any sensible content marketing strategy, according to Michael Bromley and Maciek Motylin...
10 Jan 2019
New Year’s resolutions for law students
Too often, law student Flynne Tytherleigh writes, law students are afraid of disappointment, and thus shy away from adversity that can be avoided.  ...
9 Jan 2019
Some thoughts on family lawyers
Family lawyer and mediator Anne-Marie Rice was named the Leneen Forde AC Woman Lawyer of the Year at the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland 40th ...
8 Jan 2019
What does a typical day look like for in-house counsel?
In a blog post, Coca-Cola Amatil legal counsel Jessie Porteus outlined what up-and-coming lawyers can expect from life in-house. ...
8 Jan 2019
3 tried and tested strategies to help lawyers kick off 2019
In this instructive op-ed, Clayton Utz special counsel and Lawyers Weekly award-winner Jennifer Harris outlines a handful of crucial tips to help prac...
4 Jan 2019
My Health Record posing ‘significant’ concern for at-risk family law clients
As the deadline for opting out of the My Health Record looms ever closer, lawyers need to be informed about privacy and safety concerns associated wit...
3 Jan 2019
The role of counsel assisting in commissions of inquiry
In light of the ongoing financial services royal commission and the recently announced Victorian Royal Commission into Management of Informants, it is...
31 Dec 2018
Dating outside the law bubble
By dating somebody who didn’t exist in a bubble where suffering is the norm and where we can only bring ourselves to celebrate HDs, I learned a thin...
28 Dec 2018
Observations on NewLaw in Australia in 2018
Not that long ago in-house legal teams had two options: to do legal work in-house, or to outsource it to a traditional law firm. This paradigm has com...
27 Dec 2018
Opinions count: 2018’s most read
Opinion pieces can unite, inform, invoke debate and divide. ...
21 Dec 2018
It’s time to change the rules
With the rise of the #MeToo movement, the spotlight has been shone on how our society treats women, writes Christine Smyth. ...
20 Dec 2018
Managing digital disruption in 2019 – The challenge for law firms
In 2018, several long-standing firms disappeared from the landscape. At the same time, fairly conventional firms have never been busier and are wonder...
19 Dec 2018
It’s been 100 years of female lawyers – but what’s changed?
This year has been one of reflection as we recognised the 100th anniversary of the legislation which allowed women to train as solicitors, writes Matt...
18 Dec 2018
How to properly switch off this Christmas break
We all need a break and this is the time of year to take it, writes Prodonovich Advisory principal and academic Sue-Ella Prodonovich. ...
17 Dec 2018
3 key attributes to stand out from the crowd when managing setbacks
There are three key attributes that will help you stand out from the crowd and turn your professional setbacks to your professional advantage either w...
13 Dec 2018
Health sector a target for hackers in 2019
Crystal ball gazing is an art usually left to mediums and psychics who profit off the leveraged hope of the true believers, writes Michael Connory. ...
12 Dec 2018
Top 5 tips for keeping on top of the AML/CTF laws
Businesses are subject to a myriad of legal and compliance obligations, and it can often be difficult to ensure your business is up to date with these...
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Jun 19 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 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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