In what the Law Council of Australia described as a âlandmark moment for Australiaâs legal system and the nationâ, the Honourable Justice Susan Kiefel was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the High Court in January of this year.
With the right product, the skills of a corporate lawyer are highly transferable in running a successful and profitable business.
In handing down the 2017-18 Budget Papers, the Federal Government has promised to increase funding to the community legal sector by $55.7 million over the next three years.
The pioneering litigation tools created by firms such as PacerPro, Allegory Law, and Case Text were on display at a recent forum in San Francisco and it was evident that they are set to have a significant impact on the management of litigation workflows.
The role that technology and project management could play in providing corporate legal advice is a relevant one for law firms as clients demand lower cost and higher quality legal advice.
With the technology sector awash with capital, new companies pitch enthusiastically for a piece of the pie and in the process make representations about the prospective growth of their business.
If you took a seat in almost any law lecture theatre in Australia you would not be blamed for wondering if the conversations and organisations around equal representation for women in the legal industry were still necessary.
The 2016 Australia: State of the Legal Market report found that there was a continued growth in the number of specialist and boutique law firms.
Australia's largest firms appear to be capitalising on the emergence of start-ups. By rolling out specialist services that provide general advice at little to no-cost, firms such as Allens and Corrs Chambers Westgarth are seeking to provide through-life support for burgeoning entrepreneurs and develop partnerships with the next generation of Australian businesses.