Discover the pressing mental health issues affecting Australian lawyers, including burnout and stress. Explore strategies for achieving a healthier work-life balance and learn about the role of law firms in prevention. Find valuable resources and support within the legal profession.
Legal Practice Management
As lawyers increasingly rely on technology, now more than ever, law firms need to implement measures to safeguard their business. In our course, Lawyers' Ethical Duties in the Digital Age, Zahn Nel, CIO of FilePro Legal Practice Management Software, explores 4 critical safeguarding measures and provides practical steps law firms can take to protect their firm against cyber risks.
From incorrect redactions to inadvertently disclosing confidential client information, there is plenty of evidence of lawyers using technology incompetently. But as technology becomes embedded in modern legal practice - lawyers must educate themselves about technology or face the risk of failing to uphold their ethical duties.
Email is an indispensable tool for almost all lawyers. It's fast and easy to use - but it can also lead to serious ethical breaches if it's not managed carefully. Check out these tips from our courses, Working Effectively with Email and Ethics and Email, to learn practical steps lawyers can take to navigate the perils of email successfully.
Innovation has become critical for firms looking to thrive in the disrupted legal industry – but there are still barriers that need to be overcome before a firm can fully embrace legal innovation. Lay the groundwork for sustainable innovation by changing your team’s approach to change, innovation and collaboration.
Simone Herbert-Lowe is the founder and director of Law & Cyber, where she offers legal advice, risk management and consultancy services to businesses and individuals with a focus on cyber threats. As a popular speaker and regular contributor to Australasian Law Management Journal and the Law Society of NSW Journal, Simone is widely recognised as a thought leader on cyber risks and professional duties in Australia. We spoke with Simone about her passion to educate lawyers about cyber threats, the common misconceptions lawyers have regarding cyber risks and what steps lawyers and law firms can take to avoid falling victim to cyber crimes.
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.
The way people work is changing, and the new generation of lawyers is championing new work arrangements to improve work/life balance. As the advantages of flexible work start to outweigh the perceived associated risks, law firms need to adapt to remain competitive and to ensure that flexible work is implemented in a way that can benefit all.