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Accepting people like me as members

04 Jul 2013

As a young lawyer, I wrote an article and submitted it to the Law Institute Journal. To my dismay, the editor wasn’t dazzled by the musings of an articled clerk. I would have to wait longer for my first byline, although perhaps I have had the last laugh now that I have a regular LIJ column!

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The hidden cost of time-based billing

03 Jul 2013

The perennial question of time-based vs flat fee billing. Do you think that law firms need to move away from time-based billing in order to retain clients?

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The ‘In’ thing: LinkedIn for lawyers
The ‘In’ thing: LinkedIn for lawyers

 Nicola Weston 27 Jun 2013

As a lawyer, you’ll understand that a career in law is largely affected by your public perception and professional reputation. Have you heard the old saying, ‘you only get out what you put in’...

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You wouldn’t ask an electrician to do your plumbing

27 Jun 2013

While I am a self-confessed tax geek, and have worked in both accounting and legal firms, I would never profess to be an accountant.

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Lord of the Gavel tells all

20 Jun 2013

August 22. A sad day for some (i.e. me). But for one – the anointed one – the brightest of days. For on August 22, I must relinquish the gilded Gavel-Crown that these past 7368 wondrous hours has rested awkwardly and uncomfortably on my head, and surrender it to a new head, a worthier head, a funnier head.

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Knowing your limits

20 Jun 2013

As part of my role as President, I have been making my way around various suburban and country law association meetings. I often give a speech following Phil Nolan, chair of the LIV’s property law section, and a lawyer at the Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee (LPLC). Apart from the fact that he doles out chocolates as part of his LPLC spiel, what stands out from his talks is how easy it is to make a mistake when trying to run a busy legal practice. While LPLC cover helps give some peace of mind, it does not address the potential for that one-off catastrophic claim that may destroy your practice. That’s where the LIV’s Limitation of Liability Scheme fits in.

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The road to reconciliation

14 Jun 2013

I have been talking quite a lot about diversity this year. One area where we as a society need to do more work is in providing greater recognition of – and improving equity for – Australia’s Indigenous people.

From the perspective of the Law Institute of Victoria, this means identifying ways that we can boost the number of talented Indigenous people in the legal profession. And it means advocating for access to justice for Indigenous people – who remain among our most disadvantaged.

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Young legal minds focus on Australia-India ties

11 Jun 2013

Thirty young leaders from India and Australia took part in the Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) held for the first time on Australian soil in late January this year. The goal of the AIYD is to allow young leaders to build and drive sustainable long-term relationships between India and Australia.

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Going to Gaol for good

07 Jun 2013

On 31 May, I took part in the 8th annual Whitelion Bail Out Fundraiser, which saw 160 ‘inmates’ comprising of individual and team entrants, spend three hours in the Old Melbourne Gaol in an effort to raise money and awareness for youth at risk.

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Banishing the race card

06 Jun 2013

As war ravaged Southern Sudan in the 1980s, thousands of childhoods were interrupted. The conflict took on a deadly intensity, forcing children to flee from their homes and walk, many of them barefoot, to refugee camps in Ethiopia.

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The profession’s role in regulation: more than just symbolic

31 May 2013

The practice of law is a noble pursuit. The vast majority of lawyers have good judgement, sound ethics, and strive to do the right thing.

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The real reason you became a lawyer

30 May 2013

A few weeks ago during an interview for a Young Lawyer’s blog, the LIV President Reynah Tang told me that the most rewarding thing about being a lawyer is being able to make a difference in people's lives. It's why most of us became interested in a career in law in the first place right?
 

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Bailing out disadvantaged youth

23 May 2013

It’s not every day that I volunteer to get locked up. Michael and I are going to jail to highlight that it’s sometimes a place where the most disadvantaged children end up. And they shouldn’t.

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A medical cure for the RRR lawyer drought

23 May 2013

A scheme in the medical profession for training doctors may offer a solution to the looming crisis for access to justice in rural, regional and remote areas.

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A ‘Fair Go’ for access to justice

16 May 2013

“The fair go is at the heart of everything Labor stands for,” Treasurer Wayne Swan told Parliament as he handed down the Federal Budget this week.

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