To mark Refugee Week, Melbourne lawyer Kot Monoah reflects on his journey as a refugee fleeing South Sudan to practicing law. Monoah won the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Victorian Legal Awards.
The spectre of drugs in sport is never far from the headlines. We talk with Professor Patrick Keyzer, Head of the La Trobe Law School, and explore the issue of drugs in sport from the perspective of a lawyer who advises clients (players and sporting associations) about mitigating relevant risks. Professor Keyzer successfully represented a former player of the Essendon Football Club in a quest to obtain documents, and a settlement, after the now infamous supplements scandal. Professor Keyzer is also the inaugural chair of the new Australian Fitness Industry Standards Council. This podcast is sponsored by Latrobe’s Law School, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.
Property lawyers are increasingly embracing e-conveyancing. In this LIV podcast - sponsored by SAI Global Property (a division of the risk management and compliance organisation, SAI Global), - two experts answer common questions about how lawyers can navigate this new era in conveyancing. For more information on the topic of this podcast visit SAI Global’s updates on the digitisation of the property transaction ecosystem.
Speech recognition technology is becoming increasingly common in law firms. In this LIV podcast – sponsored by Nuance – LIV Technology and the Law Committee co-chair Julian Lambert talks with Nuance speech recognition technology expert Derek Austin about the future capabilities of this technology and its importance in the everyday work of lawyers. For further information on Dragon you can email Derek or visit the Nuance Australia website.
The recent bulk conversion of land titles in Victoria affects property and conveyancing transactions. The LIV is joined by two experts – property lawyer and consultant Russell Cocks and Land Registry Victoria manager of business services Paul Major – to explain the conversion and how practitioners will need to adjust their settlement and conveyancing work. PEXA can also put you in touch with escalation teams at major financial institutions if needed via https://www.pexa.com.au/support
From the ‘Sony hack’ that brought down a movie mogul, to the email leaks that turned the US presidential election on its head, cyber-security is fast becoming a critical area of concern for lawyers and their clients. Sara Smyth, Associate Professor at LaTrobe Law School in Melbourne, speaks with LIV’s Karin Derkley about the risks of cyber-security violations to firms and their clients, and the strategies lawyers should put in place to mitigate these risks. Sarah also discusses the new Masters of Cyber-security on offer at La Trobe University from 2017.
LIV journalist Karin Derkley speaks to Meda Royall and ScottChamberlain who have both identified opportunities for businesses in thechanging legal landscape and responded to them. Meda is the founder and CEO ofAustralia’s first franchised law firm, Your Law Firm, which deliverspersonalised legal services to local clients based on fixed, transparent fees.Scott is a senior lecturer at ANU’s Legal Workshop in the Masters of LegalPractice, chairman of Chamberlains law firm and founder of Wellspring Legal PtyLtd, a NewLaw firm.
The Migration Institute of Australia president, barrister AngelaJulian-Armitage, and LIV Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law Carina Ford,from Carina Ford Immigration Lawyers, discuss some of the latest cases anddevelopments in migration law. Topics include the recommendation from DrChristopher Kendall that lawyers should be able to offer theirservices entirely independently of the regulatory body for migration matters,which would remove dual regulation for migration lawyers.
When it comes to trust accounting, lawyers are very cautious about moving from one trust account system to another, whether it be going from paper to online or changing software packages. LIV’s resident Trust Accounting Online expert Peter Dosser and the Administrator of the LIV’s Trust Accounting Online software Mia Montagliani discuss some of the most frequently asked questions.
InfoTrackrecently surveyed Australian lawyers about the adoption of new technologies for contracts of sale and settlements around the property market. LIV journalist Karin Derkley and InfoTrack business development manager Jennifer Wadelton discuss the findings and dispel concerns that electronic signatures aren’t enforceable.