New plan to stem prison numbers

More services and early interventions as well as better collaboration between agencies are needed to stem the increase in prison numbers in NSW, a panel…

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Doctor says poor mental health ‘worse than smoking’

The Federal Court hosted the inaugural Minds Court lecture on mental health in the legal profession on 12 November, with two inspiring speakers sharing their stories.

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Pro bono hours are falling

The number of lawyers undertaking pro bono work increased in the 2017-2018 financial year.

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Breaking down the blockchain

Blockchain has been touted as a “riskless” form of transaction. Regulators, banks and tech companies have raised billions of dollars to explore its possible uses.

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Equality progress ‘stalled’

A new survey of 68 NSW law firms has found just six have women chief executive officers.

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Theodora Ahilas wins 2018 President’s Medal

Theodora Ahilas, head of Maurice Blackburn’s asbestos and dust diseases national practice, has been awarded the 2018 Law Society President’s Medal.

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LSJ wins awards

LSJ was named 2018 Member Magazine of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards in September.

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New appointments to Family Court

A new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice have been appointed to the Family Court of Australia.

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Celebrating a milestone

The Chief Justice of the High Court, Susan Kiefel AC and First 100 Years of Women in Law members toured the Archibald exhibition at the NSW…

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Scales of justice still lopsided at the bar

Women barristers took home just 15 per cent of the $270 million total in briefing fees paid to Australian barristers in the 2016-2017 financial year.

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