Recently Sarah Mateljan, Co-Founder and Director of LawCPD.com.au, was a roaming mentor at the inaugural Disrupting Law Hackathon in Perth – organised by the Legal Forecast and hosted by UWA law school. Over 54 hours, 35 students working in 7 teams came up with innovative, creative and disruptive solutions to real-world legal problems.
Law is a demanding profession, and it is common for lawyers who are parents to feel like it is a struggle to balance their career and family. This is often particularly challenging for women, who usually take on the most of the mental (and physical) load associated with raising children.
We believe it is possible for women to have a satisfying career in the law and a fulfilling family life, and want to do our part to support them in achieving this. That is why we are proud to announce we are supporting The Juggle Podcast.
Each March, the Women Lawyers of Western Australia celebrate the achievements of women in the law at their Annual Honours Dinner. The event honours women who have recently been appointed to the bench, and to other significant leadership positions in the legal profession. It is also the night when the winners of the prestigious Woman Lawyer of the Year Awards are announced, as well as the winner of the Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust Scholarship.
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.
The Personal Property Securities Act commencement date has been delayed a second time, causing lawyers and financiers throughout the country breathe a sigh of relief. Many firms and businesses will welcome the extra time to prepare for the sweeping changes which will be made to the law when the Act comes into force.tbc