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    Spent conviction scheme should be introduced in Vic, says LIV President

    The Law Institute of Victoria claims that other states have created their own spent conviction scheme; hence the state government of Victoria should do the same. Convictions covered Offences that can be considered as minor include charges such as fraudulent use of a state transit concession card, possession of cannabis or shoplifting. The main objective […]

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    Lawyers Have Been Urged to Avoid Anxiety and Depression

    The problem is urgent for many lawyers especially the ones who work on tedious cases. Unlike the general public, lawyers are three times more likely to suffer severe anxiety or depression. Experts say that the main cause of depression among lawyers is because they always strive to be perfect. Many lawyers often think that they […]

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    Government Announced New Changes to Australian Citizenship Laws

    Migrants will face tough new questions on cultural values under a major shake-up of Australia’s Citizenship test. “New migrants must prove their commitment to the nation and embrace Australian values,” declared Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Some of the key factors that will be considered regarding the new laws include: Increasing the application process for permanent […]

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    In-house counsel gives her advice on how to excel the corporate ladder

    Often times, in-house lawyers come across complex hurdles that prevent them from steering ahead. During our interview with a few in-house professionals, we managed to collect some tangible facts that explained what the legal professionals are currently undergoing and how they manage to overcome those obstacles. There’s one in-house partner that says she has had […]

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    Aussie lawyers should take note of the Prospective African Market

    Australian law firms are now increasing their wings to cover parts of Africa including Johannesburg and Cape Town. “Investors in Africa are looking for best quality legal advice and services that will help them thrive in their businesses,” said Perth lawyer Meredith Campion. In fact, “I have spent most of my practising years advising resources […]

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    Lawyers have been urged to embrace business law skills

    Learning new ideas in the business law sector will help lawyers handle emerging issues effectively. While speaking to Aussie Lawyer Blog, Professor William MacNeil said there is a distinct need for lawyers to acquire effective business law skills. The legal profession is currently undergoing profound changes and lawyers should be ready to embrace the new […]

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    The Australian Government Pledge to Implement OPTCAT

    Legal bodies across Australia have welcomed the good news.The Australian government announced that it will ratify the optional protocol of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). The government also stated that it will invite outside scrutiny of the practices and conditions in its prisons and detention facilities. Last week, […]

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    Avoid Outsourcing work to non-lawyers, says SA Law Society President

    While giving his 2017 message to members, the SA Law Society President outlined the key objectives that he will perform when in office. “This year, my greatest priority will entail preserving the integrity of legal services,” said Mr. Rossi. In the recent past, there has been an increase in the number of non-lawyers taking up tasks […]