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Women in the Law

There has been a lot of discussion about women in the law recently, particularly the higher attrition rates of women from the profession. But why do women leave the law? And what can we do about it? Our latest infographic explores these issues, and more.

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New NSW CPD Rules: Top 5 Tips for Managing Your CPD

On 1 July 2015, new CPD rules came into effect for all NSW lawyers. The new CPD rules are part of the new framework for practising law in NSW introduced by the commencement of the National Legal Profession Reform.  To help you stay CPD compliant, we have put together a list of the top five things you need to know about the new CPD rules.

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New WA CPD Rules: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

On 1 April 2015, new CPD rules came into effect for all WA solicitors and barristers. Here are the top five things you need to know about the new WA CPD rules.

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When do lawyers find time to do their CPD?

With the end of the CPD year fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to take a look at when lawyers really do their CPD. Our latest infographic explores when lawyers actually completed their CPD in the 2013/14 CPD year. The results may surprise you!

Click on the infographic below and find out how you compare to your colleagues.

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Caught in a legal web - Are law firm's websites letting them down?

Websites are the public face of your law firm, so it's important to ensure you make a good impression. Our latest infographic, shared exclusively here and on LinkedIn, has all the facts and figures on law firm websites. 

Click the infographic and find out how your firm measures up.

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iLawyer: Rise of the Mobile Lawyer

Smartphones and tablets have transformed the way legal professionals consume and distribute information. Our latest infographic has the full stats on how lawyers are using mobile devices. The question is do smartphones or tablets make your day more efficient, or do they cause you to work harder and longer? 

Check out our infographic below to see how you measure up.

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Legal Ethics and Social Media

Social Media platforms and the ways in which people are connecting are constantly changing.  It can be very difficult to keep up with the ways in which Social Media is used and also subsequently difficult to keep up with the ethical implications of these new forms of communication for legal practice.  It is therefore vital for lawyers to keep informed of the latest developments in these areas in order to provide the best service possible for clients and to also protect themselves.

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Getting the Most Out of Your CPD Opportunity

There is less than one month to go before the CPD deadline and many lawyers are scrambling to get CPD compliant before the March 31st deadline.  A recent study published by the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association found that 80% of the 100 lawyer respondents completed their CPD requirements in February and March. This figure is quite alarming considering that the points can be gained all year long.

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Social Media and Its Impact on Trials

In this day and age, social media has found its way in to all areas of our life, from work to home – but there is somewhere it just doesn’t belong, the jury room. There are growing concerns that jurors are using social media during trials, which has the power to affect their outcome and potentially lead to mistrials.  In some cases, jurors have even been being charged with contempt for inappropriate social media use. With a seemingly high rate of jurors now being caught using social media during trial, calls are being made to minimise the problem.

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Update on PPSA Commencement

It looks like the Personal Property Securities Act is set to be delayed until after 1 February 2012.  Two days ago, the Attorney-General introduced a Bill to Parliament designed to give him flexibility to further delay the registration commencement date for the Personal Property Securities regime.

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