New online hub aims to stamp out sexual harassment

The Law Society of NSW has launched a new online portal to help fight sexual harassment at work.

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Call for solicitors to commit to National Pro Bono Target

The Australian Pro Bono Centre has invited members of the NSW legal profession to commit to undertaking pro bono legal work in their communities by…

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$90 million Budget boost for those escaping domestic violence

Women and children experiencing domestic violence will have greater access to support under a $90 million funding boost for specialist services as part of the…

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‘Sharp and unexpected’ rise in sexual assaults

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics (BOCSAR) has reported a 61 per cent increase in reports of sexual assault, a staggering jump linked to widespread…

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Eight new magistrates for NSW Local Court

The cogs of justice will turn faster in the new financial year, the state government has promised, as it pledges funding for eight new Local…

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Legal profession celebrates recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours

Lawyers from NSW have featured prominently in this year’s list of Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients.

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‘The news our region has been waiting for’: drug court coming to Dubbo

Dubbo is the site for a much-anticipated new Drug Court, with the Orana Law Society declaring it “the news our region has been waiting for”.

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Fixed fees on the rise for small law

Legal bill shock could become a thing of the past, if a recent trend of clients demanding fixed-fee pricing from small law firms and conveyancers…

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Calls for urgent reform to Indigenous incarceration

The Law Society of NSW has joined other legal organisations in urging the government to address the “unacceptably” high rates of Indigenous incarceration, noting that…

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Federal Budget will fund more Family Court judges, improve services for domestic violence

The number of federally funded judges in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will jump to 111 nationally, up from 101.

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