15
Mar 2017

We’ve all heard it: “lawyers have no souls”; “lawyers lack morals”; “they’re a subset of human existence”. 

Well, what a better way to remind the general public that lawyers are actually normal human beings (shock, horror) with feelings and a sense of humour than a tribute to Sandy Cohen on the 10th anniversary of The O.C.?!

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15
Feb 2017

left to right: Sexy Lewis SC, Josephine Newton, Josephine's good guy activist husband

Australian audiences love legal drama. Law students need it. We all fancy ourselves as intelligent as Mike Ross, as principled as Janet King and, yes, as suave as Harvey Spector. And in Rake we enjoy both the voyeuristic pleasure of watching Cleaver Greene destroy his career and the simple genius of his skills of persuasion. 

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24
Jan 2017

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While the Australian government continues to try to block access to certain torrenting sites, and corporate big-wigs compare internet pirates to heroin dealers, the issue of music copyright has taken something of a back-seat in the recent years.  With the prevalence of legal online streaming services, the contentious amount of music royalties paid by these streaming services, and the decrease in live music venues, the everyday musician is in perpetual financial struggleville.  According to a 2011 report by Ernst & Young, the average annual income for a professional musician ranges from $7,000 to $12, 000.

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19
Jan 2017

Survive Law's Jess Awad ponders the ups and downs of life at the Bar from the perspective of an aspiring barrister. 

Ever wanted to know what it's like to work at the Bar - the Criminal Bar?! Order in Court, a fictional novel by English barrister David Osborne, provides us with a protagonist who like all young lawyers, is ambitious.

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04
Jan 2017

In recent years, the legal sector has seen the introduction of numerous software designed to make legal work more efficient. In some cases, the software is able to automatically analyse court and tribunal cases or even produce “better quality” work than that traditionally done by paralegals. On the flip side, this software is also able to reduce legal costs, and work towards closing the justice gap by helping those who aren’t able to afford a lawyer or qualify for legal aid, access appropriate legal resources.

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12
Dec 2016

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With the holiday season upon us, work Christmas parties are in full swing. People dressed up in costumes where you can’t quite figure out the theme, booked-out venues and dinner tables filled with people who don’t quite seem like a family are all common signs. Office Christmas parties are a notorious mix of slight awkwardness, seeing colleagues in a different light after they’ve had a few glasses and waiting for the debrief the next day. Here are the five types of people you’ll most likely come across at these parties...or maybe you’re one of them.

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