Lessons in leadership: Grace Tame

The last 12 months have been immensely challenging for all Australians. LSJ looks beyond the legal profession to unearth valuable leadership lessons from those shining…

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The bounce back

As the world continues to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19, many of the state’s small law firms have been quietly booming.

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Pork barrelling: past its use-by date?

It is a practice more than a century old. But as Australia grapples with the standards of behaviour inside Parliament House, has the public’s patience…

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Justice in arms

Trial by media or open justice: what will be the legal fallout of the Brereton Report?

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Cracking cold cases. Is it in our genes?

After a high-profile cold case was solved in the US by matching DNA on a public genealogy website, excitement grew for the potential of ancestry…

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A profession for the wealthy? The enduring problem for diversity in law

It is said that those who come to equity must come with clean hands. But what of those who come to the law with empty…

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Courting alternatives

We ask whether schemes that divert offenders from prison are the pathway to a healthier and safer community. 

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Is it time to embrace automated decision-making?

Smart wills, intelligent sentencing, and automated due diligence are only the beginning of what artificial intelligence can do to improve legal practice.

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Shaken to its foundations: The Family Court bombings

The Family Court of Australia was in its childhood years when Leonard John Warwick unleashed a five-year reign of terror. Judges and their families were…

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The long haul

It is becoming increasingly clear that the pandemic we all hoped would be done and dusted by now is still in it’s early stages. So…

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