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21 Sep 2018
Future-proofing the role of GC – Embracing legal process optimisation
As economic conditions continue to bite, GCs all over the world are mandated with doing more with less. But when your headcount is low, how do you ens...
legal technology, organisation, evaluating technology
20 Sep 2018
What to look for when evaluating legal technology
When considering how legal technology can help transform your organisation, it’s important to start with where you identify the greatest pain (versu...
Ignorance, naive, CEOs
18 Sep 2018
Ignorance is no excuse for naive CEOs
Boardrooms are a never-ending surprise of curious machinations – intertwined with interesting characters, they’re not dissimilar to Forrest Gump...
18 Sep 2018
Innovation or fundamentalism – don’t forget who has the chequebook
The legal landscape in Australia is constantly transforming, defining the contours of a new legal order. Amidst the rift between those who want to pre...
17 Sep 2018
Tarnishes on my transcript
Why grades should have absolutely nothing to do with clerkships, or anything really, writes Monash law student Flynne Tytherleigh. ...
17 Sep 2018
Lawyers as a one-stop resolution shop: A new paradigm
Lawyers are facing a ‘perfect storm’. The cost of access to law and legal services has converged with digital disruption and an oversupply of law ...
13 Sep 2018
‘How are you, out of 10?’ is the question to ask this R U OK? Day
Going deeper than surface-level etiquette can make the difference between disclosure and suffering in silence, writes Lawyers Weekly journalist Jerome...
13 Sep 2018
The myth of the well-rounded law student
I’m proud to say that my biggest achievement is that I have gotten through nearly all of my law degree despite all the challenges, writes Monash Un...
6 Sep 2018
Why are lawyers, and other professionals, depressed?
Lawyers rank among the most depressed professionals. One in three of them contemplate suicide at least once a year and about 30 per cent suffer from c...
5 Sep 2018
How do we prepare law students for the future of legal work?
“A law degree can take you anywhere.” Those were the words of a lecturer on the first day of my law degree in 2007, writes Josef co-founder Sam Fl...
3 Sep 2018
Why you should always read the contract
Parties who incorporate arbitration agreements into their contracts reasonably expect that those agreements will be complied with if a dispute eventua...
30 Aug 2018
5 ways to rebuild broken team relationships
There are many reasons why teams don’t function well; for instance, when toxic behaviour by a rainmaker in the business goes  unchecked, or previo...
29 Aug 2018
Agile and still angry
A short while ago I delivered a leadership program to all levels of a large and highly successful law firm with offices in many countries. I was struc...
28 Aug 2018
What general counsel need to know about Dawn Raids
Corporate misconduct has been firmly on the political agenda in recent months, writes Michael Milnes. ...
28 Aug 2018
Australia’s growing opioid crisis
A report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has revealed that pharmaceutical opioids in Australia are causing more deaths than heroin, w...
24 Aug 2018
New Prime Minister named: What it means for lawyers
With the reins of Australian Prime Minister being taken over, legal professionals will be among those feeling the impact. ...
24 Aug 2018
EY’s acquisition of Riverview Law – A strategic disaster
It seems EY recently bought Riverview Law with a view to turning legal managed services into a river of gold. Notwithstanding a plethora of positive p...
21 Aug 2018
When storms become catastrophes – and how that affects insurance
Storms and floods are extremely damaging, not just for properties, but also for individuals and the communities they inhabit, writes William Roberts L...
20 Aug 2018
Everyone in the legal profession deserves respect
Recently I had a young, female colleague contact me about the behaviour of an opposing lawyer, who had made an offensive remark about her appearance d...
17 Aug 2018
AFL violence – Police must step in
The AFL is an essential feature of Australian culture. Playing AFL contributes to the health of millions of Australians and the sport’s concepts of ...
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An open letter to my sons following International Women’s Day
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