Events suspended; hearings move online, but rule of law will continue ‘to the extent possible’

The legal profession has adapted processes to stem the spread of COVID-19.

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This is how to sue your government over climate change, say experts

The International Bar Association (IBA) has published an extraordinary directive for courts to step in where governments may be failing to protect citizens from climate…

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A portrait of progress

It has been more than 100 years since women were able to practise law and stand for parliament in NSW. To mark the milestone, a…

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Law Council seeks funding injection for ‘alarming’ family court delays

The Law Council of Australia has asked for increased resources to the family law system in the wake of “alarming” delays including with cases that…

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‘Intrusive policing tactics’ used on children

A NSW police initiative that targets young people deemed at high risk of offending has led to “unreasonable, unjust and oppressive” interactions, some involving Indigenous…

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Law Society calls for new approach as prison population climbs

The Law Society of NSW has urged the state government to invest more in diversionary pathways “rather than pouring money into prisons” as crime statisticians predict another…

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New Law Society President outlines 2020 vision

Law Society President Richard Harvey sets his agenda for the year ahead.

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NSW legal profession rallies to support bushfire victims

Australia’s largest law firms have in combination pledged almost $1 million in donations to charities assisting in the crisis.

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Surfing lawyers hang ten with local Indigenous school

Students of Redfern’s Jarjum College enjoyed their annual dose of vitamin sea with the Australasian Lawyers Surfing Association (ALSA).

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