What's Happening | August 2023

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Here's what's happening in August

We're back with your monthly list of things to keep you occupied, informed and entertained!


Australia's Consent Laws Inquiry - Could it be a turning point? (SBS) (CW: Consent Law)

Experts, advocates, and victim-survivors appeared at a three-day Senate inquiry, which saw widespread support for a harmonisation of the country's consent laws.


AI - a business imperative? 

We have written a lot about the dangers of using AI in legal work, but what about the dangers of not using it? 

Nailing the Clerkship interview (from those who have been there, done that)

Real talk: the clerkship process is intense, difficult, and full of ups and downsAnd yes, before you ask, there are other forms of clerkship assessments, such as group assessments, assessment centres and networking events, but for brevity and focus, we will just be focusing on the most common face-to-face interview format in this article.

The main difference between work addiction and working hard is when it tips over to be an obsession. 

Doctor Rachael Potter from the University of South Australia is leading the research in Australia, and she explained lawyers are at a higher risk of work addiction due to high work demands. 


The Callover season 2, episode five: The future of continuing legal education with Professor Nick James
If you are a lawyer or a law student, you’d agree that Lawyers are lifelong learners.

You would know how demanding and critical the final year of a lawyer’s education is and this is what our latest episode of The Callover is all about. We dive deep into that pivotal stage of a lawyer’s education in our conversation with Professor Nick James, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bond University


Criminal Law Conference | 25 August 2023 

Queensland's premier Criminal Law Conference is back for another year! 

Hear from an impressive roster of presenters from the judiciary, Private Bar and practice to strengthen your knowledge and skills so you can remain at the forefront of the profession. Join us in person and in addition to 7 CPD points, you’ll also get to attend the post-conference networking drinks to connect with your peers and dissect the day’s learnings. Register here.