Australia’s first female Federal Court Chief Justice appointed

Justice Debra Mortimer will become the first female Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, following the mandatory retirement of Chief Justice James Allsop…

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Law Society pushes for access to justice to be a priority of incoming Government

The Law Society of NSW is ready to establish a “productive working relationship” with Premier-elect Chris Minns, pushing for key law and justice initiatives, including…

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Visibility in the workplace

On 31 March, International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), LSJ explores how organisations and employees can contribute to making their transgender colleagues feel included, valued…

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Family law matters take majority of Legal Aid funding in Australia, report finds

Family law matters account for 96 per cent of all Commonwealth funded matters for Legal Aid Commissions in Australia, a ground-breaking new report looking at…

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‘Just the beginning’: Specialist Accreditation Program kicks off for 2023

The Law Society of NSW’s prestigious and widely respected Specialist Accreditation program is kicking off for another year, with practitioners eager to sharpen their skills…

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‘Urgent reform of rental laws needed’, Law Society urges ahead of State Election

The Law Society of NSW is calling for reform of rental laws to address the homelessness crisis across the state, pushing for a commitment from…

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What lawyers need to know about the Latitude cyber-attack

Australian financial services firm Latitude has confirmed approximately 333,000 customers and applicants have had their personal information stolen in the latest cyber-attack.

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NSW peak legal bodies push for Indigenous justice funding boost

The peak bodies for NSW solicitors and barristers are calling on the next NSW Government to inject funding into Indigenous justice initiatives, including to save…

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‘World’s first robot lawyer’ hit with lawsuit for practising without a license

An AI-powered “robot lawyer” marketed as having the potential to change the future of law around the world, helping millions of people with legal disputes,…

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Class action launched after historic Silicon Valley Bank collapse

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the US sent shockwaves through the technology industry, worried depositors and concerned global onlookers, in the second-largest bank…

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