A new world for criminal lawyers?
Perhaps more than any other practice area, criminal law was hit hard by COVID-19. According to a two-time winner of Lawyers Weekly Awards, the new normal will see enormous changes to access to justice, advocacy styles and the management of criminal law firms.
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Streeton Lawyers principal Justin Wong – who won Partner of the Year at the 2020 Australian Law Awards, and the Criminal Law category at the 2019 Partner of the Year Awards – to discuss why the pandemic hit lawyers in this space so hard, the financial challenges for lawyers and firms alike, and how advocacy skills need to translate to a more online environment.
The pair also talk about new areas of crime that lawyers in this space can develop expertise in, what will constitute best practice post-pandemic, and why all of these challenges are exciting to Mr Wong.
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