Posts Tagged ‘legal services’

The Future of Legal Services and Legal Education?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 01:57

When one starts thinking about the intersection of legal services, the legal profession, and legal education, I honestly don’t think it’s too far removed from the Venn diagram above. On 13 December my good friend, Julian Webb (and also Paul Maharg), organised a legal services forum at Melbourne Law School to bring together academics, policy […]






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The Future of Law Firms

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 14:40

Great conference coming up courtesy of University of St Gallen, Switzerland, on October 1, 2015. The conference itself is being held at Haus zum Rüden in Zurich. Interesting line up of speakers (including me). Here they are:   Details of who’s who here: Booking details and registration are here in English and here in German. […]






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Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and Legal Services

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 14:31

(thanks to Wikileaks) Wikileaks has just released 17 documents TiSA related documents. For those of you who haven’t heard of TiSA before it’s the Trade in Services Agreement. It is the largest part, but least known, of the three main trade agreements being negotiated now. They are TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), TTIP  (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment […]






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Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 19:09

  (thanks to wallyconger.com)  I’ve always admired “Duke” (or Hunter S Thompson as he’s known in the mundane world). For anyone who could consume the amount of drugs he did and yet write as brilliantly as he could must be professional. I have written a post for the legal profession section of Jotwell on Nick Robinson’s […]






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What is a lawyer?

Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 19:30

(Thanks to Dilbert.com) It’s a hoary old question, tired and probably pointless today. Yet Jonathan Goldsmith has asked it again as he works the room at the International Bar Association’s meetings in Tokyo. He tries to answer his question using what we call the “trait” theory of professions. Do you pass exams? Do you have […]






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