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Nov 7, 2014 – There is a common misconception amongst in-house and pro-bono lawyers that they do not require practising certificates. This article clarifies the issue.
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Feb 7, 2012 – Following on from their article "Legal Professional Privilege: An In-house Perspective", the authors look at the professional and ethical responsibilities that face in-house lawyers.
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Nov 14, 2019 – This document is intended to provide guidance to the Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) in fulfilling his/her role. The Guidelines have also been issued for the purposes of providing practitioners, parties, children and other people in contact wi
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Mar 15, 2017 – Many lawyers issue recovery proceedings in the Magistrates Court against their clients in order to recover their fees. In many cases the client will defend the proceedings, often on the basis that they have been "overcharged", and usually also on the
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Nov 14, 2019 – The comic book publication Smart Guy Needs A Lawyer is an initiative of the Children and Law Committee of The Law Society of South Australia. It is aimed at young people in their adolescent years who may need legal representation or have cause to app
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Jul 27, 2020 – Tips for Young Lawyers. Bulletin Article November 2018. Written by Erica Panagakos.
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Nov 14, 2019 – This document provides a set of six protocols, some related discussion and tips for a legal practice that is culturally attuned to Aboriginal peoples’ requirements. It is primarily aimed at lawyers who service Aboriginal people in South Australia whe
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Jul 15, 2017 – Everyone should by now be aware of the requirements of Schedule 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act (LP Act) in relation to costs disclosure. For the purposes of this article, a family lawyer must disclose to a client: • the basis on which legal cos
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Oct 30, 2014 – Corporate scandals and collapses are reminders that, in a modern corporate environment, business and legal ethics have become intrinsically connected.
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Jul 7, 2008 – The media has a fascination with the law - one only needs to look at the number of films, plays, TV shows, books, articles etc with a legal theme to appreciate this - yet with this fascination there is often an unfortunate portrayal of lawyers as sel
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Jul 7, 2015 – In situations whereby a legal practitioner has been struck off or removed from the Roll of Practitioners of the Supreme Court of South Australia, and wishes to apply for readmission, Rule 371(5) of the Supreme Court (Civil) Rules 2006...
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Sep 25, 2016 – If years of university, HECs debts and an oversupply of graduates to jobs each year wasn't enough to put you off becoming a lawyer in the 21st century, what will? Lawyers by our own design are competitive, at times pessimistic and regularly self-focu
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Nov 14, 2019 – The Law Society of New South Wales FLIP Report aims to assist practitioners to better understand the changes taking place in and around the legal profession and to provide the profession with recommendations that will enable lawyers to better accomm
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May 17, 2015 – South Australian practitioners are reminded to act judicially and ethically when it comes to referral fees, following the case of Victorian psychologist Dominic Greco, who was recently disciplined for improperly engaging with lawyers.
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Aug 30, 2016 – The purpose of this article is to remind practitioners of their professional obligations when representing clients in matters before a court. The professional obligations of legal practitioners are set out in the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules
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Feb 7, 2009 – Images of lawyers have been a part of artistic social commentary for a long time.
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Aug 1, 2014 – The Representation Principles for Children’s Lawyers are an ongoing project of the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committees of the Law Society of NSW. The Council of the Law Society adopted the first edition of these Representation Principles
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Aug 1, 2018 – The question of whether lawyers should be able to act as liquidators has routinely been considered by professional bodies, including the Law Society of SA, over many years. Back in 2002, then President of the Society, Andrew Goode, led discussion
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Sep 21, 2020 – In its 2017 report, Elder Abuse: A National Legal Response, the Australian Law Reform Commission proposed that best practice guidelines be developed for legal practitioners in relation to the preparation and execution of wills and other advance plann
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Mar 17, 2020 – General Guidelines Between the Australian Federal Police and the Law Council of Australia as to the Execution of Search Warrants on Lawyers' Premises, Law Societies and like Institutions in Circumstances where a Claim of Legal Professional Privilege
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Sep 14, 2012 – At Law Claims, we see some interesting matters and, a number of causes for professional claims. Having regard to our database I have focused on new practitioners and now set out some tips to hopefully assist those ‘new’ to practice to avoid a claim
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Nov 6, 2016 – The recent decisions of his Honour Justice Stanley of In the Estate of Istvan Molnar [2016] SASC 55 and In the Estate of Istvan Molnar (No. 2) [2016] SASC 159 provide much food for thought for practitioners who draft wills and act as executors, as el
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Apr 30, 2020 – These guidelines, which have been established at the instigation of the Society’s Young Lawyers’ Committee, seek to outline the dress standards generally accepted by the courts and as to acceptable interpretation of the standards. Practitioners are e
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Apr 1, 2019 – Issues concerning copyright laws can, perhaps unexpectedly, pop up in legal practice and care needs to be taken not to fall foul of them.