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Law Week Goes Online - What’s on in 2020

What’s on during Law Week 2020

 

Monday the 18th of May marks the start of Law Week 2020 - an annual festival created to raise awareness of legal services in the community. This year, Law Week is not only celebrating its 40 year anniversary, but for the first time in the festival’s history it will be brought directly to your home. Discover this year’s program and other events across Australia this year.

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Why Employers Hate Flexible Work and What You Can Do About It

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Flexible work has significant benefits for both individual lawyers and the law firms they work for, but misconceptions and myths about flexible work often get in the way of change. In this article Lucy Dickens and Jo Alilovic, who run the popular podcast Managing The Juggle, take a look at the top three concerns about flexible work, and suggest strategies for tackling these in your workplace.

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Legal Innovation: 5 Ideas from the 2019 UWA Disrupting Law Hackathon

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For the second year in a row, LawCPD participated in the Disrupting Law Hackathon in Perth. Over 54 hours, five teams of law students came up with creative, innovative, technology-based solutions to a range of real-life issues facing the legal profession.

Read on to learn more about their exciting solutions and what might be the next big innovation in the law.


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Leaders in Law Interview Series: Mitch Kowalski

Leaders in Law - Mitch Kowalski Interview

Mitch Kowalski is an international advocate for legal innovation, frequently invited to speak on the topic at conferences and universities across the globe. Author of our popular online CPD course, "Lawyers, Technology and Innovation", Mitch was recently in Australia. We took the opportunity to sit down with him to talk about his thoughts on legal innovation in the profession at a global level, and how Australian law firms match up to their international counterparts.

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Lawra: Improving Access to Justice through Legal Innovation


Every year, community legal centres (CLCs) lose thousands of precious hours triaging calls from prospective clients. The winning team from the inaugural UWA Legal Hackathon aimed to solve this issue with Lawra - a digital assistant that could quickly direct people to the CLC that best suited their legal needs. Almost one year on, Lawra is well on its way to becoming a reality.

LawCPD co-founder, Sarah Mateljan, sat down with the Lawra team (Georgina Due, Astrid Sweeny and Linda Mulenda) to gain insight into their journey from initial concept to viable technical solution.

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