An industry panel debates the challenges to the sustainability of legal practice in the 21st Century

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15 May 2018 at 7:45 am – 15 May 2018 at 8:45 am
Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Open to:
General public
Alumni; Business breakfast; Law; Seminars & Workshops


<p>Hosted by the Sustainable Legal Practice Research Group</p> <p>THE CHALLENGE</p> <p>The world in which we live continues to change at an exponential rate, giving rise to new issues and challenges. Advances in technology are creating new products and services, and rendering existing ones obsolete. Communication today is near instantaneous. People today are more connected than they have ever been.</p> <p>Businesses, workers and capital also are more mobile than ever before. Local businesses increasingly compete nationally; and national businesses internationally. And the societies in which we live are at once becoming more global and less cohesive; more liberal and less tolerant. From business, politics to sport, we have seen that the temptation to cheat and rationalise poor behaviour is greater than ever, and the ethical dilemmas are more complex.</p> <p>Lawyers are not immune from these forces. They are changing both what lawyers do, and how they do them. The challenges they present need to be met; the opportunities they present grasped. The challenges confront all lawyers – but arguably are felt most by those in small to medium teams.</p> <p>THE PANEL</p> <p>Join the new Legal Services Commissioner and a panel of lawyers drawn from small to medium private, government and in-house practice as they discuss and debate the challenges to the sustainability of legal practice in the 21st Century.</p> <p>EXPERT PANELLISTS</p> <p>Fiona McLeay, Victorian Legal Services Commissioner</p> <p>Peter Moran, Principal, Peer Legal</p> <p>Adrian Shavitsky, Director,Commercial Law, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources</p> <p>Tarryn Billings, Senior Corporate Solicitor, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria</p>

Kate Daley
9905 2630
Monash University - Faculty of Law