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8 Feb 2019
Youth Koori Court comes to Surry Hills
This week’s opening of a Youth Koori Court in Surry Hills has doubled the program’s capacity to help vulnerable Indigenous young people. ...
Colorful hands
13 Sep 2017
Young professionals to do the time warp for charity
Young lawyers have been invited to experience the “golden age of disco” at this year’s Young Professionals Charity Ball. ...
5 Apr 2018
Young lawyer leads movement to end workplace sexual harassment
Sara Mansour, a Sydney-based commercial law graduate and the director of Bankstown Poetry Slam, is doing her bit to keep the momentum of the #MeToo mo...
13 Dec 2017
Young humanitarian lawyer California-bound
A young Australian lawyer will be travelling to the US next year for a prestigious nine-month study program at The University of California, Berkeley....
3 Oct 2017
Worldwide reach allows Dentons to dine in on NextLaw
When it comes to nurturing technology and software that will transform the future of legal practice, global law firms are at a serious advantage, a De...
19 Jul 2019
Women who take stands against misconduct will ‘be seen as leadership material’
The culture of silence is broken, and female lawyers who stand up for their rights and those of others will be viewed favourably in an evolving legal ...
10 Jan 2019
Wollongong lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct
A Wollongong-based solicitor has been found guilty of professional misconduct in what was described as a “disturbing” and consistent failure to a...
13 Dec 2018
Wollongong firm appoints new partner
A Wollongong-based law firm has recruited a Sydney solicitor to its partnership. ...
11 Jan 2019
WLANSW elects new president
Larissa Andelman has been elected as the 2019 Women Lawyers Association of NSW president for 2019, and has imparted a manifesto on the association for...
4 Sep 2017
Winners of the Australian Law Awards reign supreme
The names of the very best that law has to offer have been revealed at the 17th Australian Law Awards. ...
27 May 2019
Why Pipers can now move to expel partner suing for sex discrimination
The Federal Court has discharged an injunction preventing national firm Piper Alderman from expelling partner Lexia Wilson, holding it was “not sati...
20 Feb 2019
Why more lawyers should run for Parliament
Lawyers Weekly spoke with barrister Zali Steggall, the independent running against Tony Abbott in Warringah, and boutique firm principal Pallavi Sinha...
22 Nov 2018
Why law firms should be politically active on social media
In a conversation with Lawyers Weekly, the managing partner of a Sydney-based law firm explained why it is important for his firm to be active in the ...
20 Aug 2018
Why is Peter Paradise still able to practice?
Following news that former Herbert Smith Freehills partner Peter Paradise had set up shop with a boutique firm, Lawyers Weekly decided to ask the stat...
19 Sep 2018
White & Case onboards HSF litigator
Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced a new partner in the firm’s Sydney office within the global commercial litigation practice, who j...
3 Nov 2016
White & Case confirms arrival next month
US-headquartered law firm White & Case has officially confirmed its launch date in Australia and has announced another three hires from Herbert Sm...
17 Jul 2018
Where do our A-Gs stand on policing sexual harassment in law?
Following our recent reporting about the effectiveness or otherwise of professional bodies in law to police and enforce codes of conduct, we reached o...
1 Feb 2019
When should judges and courts be subject to scrutiny and criticism?
Speaking earlier this week, Supreme Court of NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst said it is entirely appropriate for the judiciary to be criticised for its...
26 Jul 2019
What will the make-up of lawyers be in 2050?
The question of what lawyering will look like in 2050 has been highlighted, with an expert offering his opinion as to whether we’ll see a “giant l...
13 Sep 2017
What it means to be a lawyer and a global citizen
Legal academic Professor Frank Wu has spoken of a global transformation that will define the rest of our lives and the future of business at a special...
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