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How to get gender equality in the law
How to get gender equality in the law

 Carolyn Ford 14 Dec 2017

Not why, but how to achieve gender diversity in the law was discussed by general counsel and industry leaders at a Thomson Reuters Legal event in Melbourne recently...

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Stories sought for history of solicitors
Stories sought for history of solicitors

 Karin Derkley 11 Dec 2017

In the late 1850s, a group of 12 solicitors met regularly at the Mitre Tavern in Bank Place off Collins Street to feast on bread, huge wheels of cheese and beer drunk from pewter pint pots...

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New costs disclosure concept to create more
New costs disclosure concept to create more "harmonised" approach

 Karin Derkley 06 Dec 2017

The Legal Services Council is looking into a costs disclosure concept it says will create a more harmonised approach across jurisdictions and provide better protection for both law practices and consumers...

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New job new era
New job new era

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2017

Victoria’s new Chief Justice Anne Ferguson is the first solicitor to lead a superior court in Australia...

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Mr Crossword's milestone
Mr Crossword's milestone

 Carolyn Ford 01 Dec 2017

Patrick Street’s mind works in mysterious ways. Mr Street, 75, is the retired deputy chief magistrate behind Letters of the Law, the LIJ’s legal cryptic crossword...

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Obituary: Jolyon Arthur Dunn
Obituary: Jolyon Arthur Dunn

 Peter Dunn 01 Dec 2017

The longest memories are of a person’s character and the enjoyment they brought to your life, so Jol will live long in our hearts and memories and will never be forgotten...

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Court on camera
Court on camera

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

Held at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday 20 October 2017, the Young Lawyers Charity Ball was sponsored by Deakin Law School and Gatehouse Legal Recruitment...

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Verification of identity
Verification of identity

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Dec 2017

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Working on wills
Working on wills

 Georgia Murphy-Haste 01 Dec 2017

Since 2016, Sparke Helmore has provided wills clinics for Aboriginal people in rural and regional Australia. The initiative was established to address the concern that around 70 per cent of burial disputes...

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Age of reason
Age of reason

 Jade Murphy 01 Dec 2017

Intelligence, resilience and aptitude can be found in all ages. On 1 July this year, I was appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as a full-time member. My role involves...

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New admissions
New admissions

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

The following people were admitted to practice as Australian lawyers and as officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 17 October 2017. The LIJ welcomes them to the legal profession...

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Food/wine/coffee
Food/wine/coffee

 Law Institute Journal 01 Dec 2017

@Legal_ate reviews Italian restaurant Florentino Upstairs, the LIJ reviews CBD cafe New York Deli and Jeni Port shares her top wine picks for December...

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Big kick for women lawyers
Big kick for women lawyers

 Karin Derkley 01 Dec 2017

The Legal Sheagles battled it out in this year’s Galbally Cup.At last year’s Galbally Cup, Slater and Gordon solicitor Bridie Walsh was the sole female player in the 12- year old footy competition...

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I love proofreading errors
I love proofreading errors

 LIV Professional Development Department 30 Nov 2017

Grammar and proofreading errors can be costly and in legal matters, the stakes can be even higher. Take the case of the costly comma. An extra comma cost a cable television provider plenty...

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Technology helps drive law firm performance, survey finds
Technology helps drive law firm performance, survey finds

 Karin Derkley 29 Nov 2017

High performing law firms are using technology to free up staff from routine back office work and focus on building strong relationships with clients...

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