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Trans Day of Visibility 2021
Trans Day of Visibility 2021

 Teddy Darling 27 Apr 2021

The International Trans Day of Visibility was on 31 March. Life as a trans or gender diverse (TGD) lawyer is as varied as gender identity, no two experiences are alike.

 

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The Verdins Principles
The Verdins Principles

 Rose George 26 Apr 2021

Courts are required to determine what the most appropriate sentencing orders are based on the circumstances of an individual. This often involves balancing multiple factors such general and specific deterrence, denunciation and punishment, as well as considerations specific to an accused, such as their moral culpability and the risks that a term of imprisonment poses.

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Practice Spotlight: Trademarks law and practice
Practice Spotlight: Trademarks law and practice

 Suzannah Wood 20 Apr 2021

Trademarks is an area of intellectual property that protects signs used as a badge of origin (such as Coca Cola or Apple). It is an area that offers variety, interesting matters and legal issues, and the ability to hone your client communication skills from an early stage.

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Practice Spotlight: Forensic technology and end-to-end eDiscovery
Practice Spotlight: Forensic technology and end-to-end eDiscovery

 Victoria Larkin 30 Mar 2021

FT is the practice of identifying, preserving, processing, analysing and producing electronically stored information (ESI) in a forensically sound manner (by adhering to court standards of preservation) from any number of electronic devices.

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At a crossroads: choosing an alternative career
At a crossroads: choosing an alternative career

 Kim Koelmeyeris 30 Mar 2021

 In the echo chamber of law school, it is often forgotten that law graduates have a wide array of career options available to them. In 2020, I decided to enter a career path outside of the law. 

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Balancing motivation and mental wellbeing
Balancing motivation and mental wellbeing

 Aayushi Patel 30 Mar 2021

Despite it being highly rewarding, studying law has the capacity to quickly become demanding. A profession in law requires extraordinary grades, exceptional involvement in numerous co-curricular activities and extensive legal experience.

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Practice spotlight: court associates
Practice spotlight: court associates

 Madeline Rintoul 04 Mar 2021

An associate position would appeal to anyone interested in getting an in-depth view in what it takes to manage a court proceeding and how judicial officers make their decisions.

 

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Grateful not hateful
Grateful not hateful

 Victor Aeberli 04 Mar 2021

The messages continually pumped into the ether of online media are confusing at best. Amplified by the current international political climate, the discord in people's online opinions across the globe is bewildering.

 

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Why admissions ceremonies are important
Why admissions ceremonies are important

 Christine Bulos and Cherie Fung 22 Jan 2021

COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. Our freedoms, our health and, for many, the celebration of hard-earned achievements. For recent law graduates, the noteworthy often dreamt about day of being admitted to practice and reaching that finish line was brutally taken away as well.

 

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What admission into the legal profession meant to us
What admission into the legal profession meant to us

 Saara Amjadeen, Marionne Tolentino and Janice Mahesan 22 Jan 2021

Juggling law school, gaining practical legal experience, networking and engaging in other extracurricular activities was considered normal and almost expected of law students. Undoubtedly, anxiety and other stresses were part of law student life.

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A childhood dream accomplished in a year of uncertainty
A childhood dream accomplished in a year of uncertainty

 Manolya Ilanli 17 Nov 2020

I was 13 years old when I found my future career path. After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and being inspired by Atticus Finch, I decided to pursue my dream of practising law. The story has never left the forefront of my mind; not only was it a captivating novel, it also illustrated how I could one day make a difference in people’s lives by advocating for their legal rights.

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Looking after your mental health post lockdown
Looking after your mental health post lockdown

 Belinda Furse 16 Nov 2020

When Melbourne’s 111-day lockdown finally ended, the city was buzzing. Melburnians were rewarded with a renewed sense of freedom. They were able to see family and friends, go shopping and enjoy Melbourne’s renowned restaurants, caf├ęs and bars.

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LIV Young Lawyers virtual events
LIV Young Lawyers virtual events

 Harshini Wickrema 11 Nov 2020

During the ongoing lockdown in Melbourne, I have been fortunate to attend a series of virtual events hosted by the LIV Young Lawyers, who aimed to provide education, support and mentoring during the state government’s restrictions. These events covered a range of topics.

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Reflections on supervised legal practice
Reflections on supervised legal practice

 Micah Ramos 20 Oct 2020

The majority of recent law graduates would have completed their legal education through practical legal training (PLT) and then supervised legal practice (SLP).

 

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A Reasonable Standard
A Reasonable Standard

 Gianna Fermo 15 Sep 2020

Mental illness is a prominent issue among the legal community. It does not discriminate between law students or legal professionals. The 2007 Beaton Consulting and Beyond Blue National Depression Initiative revealed that lawyers and law students have alarming rates of mental illness and symptoms. When compared to other professions, lawyers experienced the highest incidence of depressive symptoms.

 

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