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26 Feb 2019
Is confetti the answer to the modern lawyer’s problems?
Confetti and law are perhaps not words that often appear in a sentence together, but I am starting to wonder if perhaps they should a whole lot more, ...
Melbourne
15 Feb 2019
Debunking cyber fears: How to minimise cyber vulnerability in the practice of law
The pace of development in modern legal practices is a reflection of societal norms, as well as the particular style of the practice owners. In law, ...
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...
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.  ...
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...
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. Write comment (0 ...
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...
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