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New Zealand Poised to Become Switzerland of the South Pacific

Hot on the heels of the CPTTP Agreement finalised earlier this year, the New Zealand International Arbitration Centre (NZIAC) has announced the launch of its new and innovative 2018 suite of International Arbitration, Mediation and Arb-Med Rules, and a fresh new website www.nziac.com Four key objectives of NZIAC are: to provide an effective and certain …

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Why I Don’t Want A Partnership: The Millennial Change in Law Firm Career Aspirations

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Rachel Howard* Making partner – especially making partner in a Big Law outfit – is the holy grail for many who enter the hallowed halls of such places. Or is it? An increasing number of lawyers appear to be rejecting the ambitious route towards wealth, prestige and power, in favor of other things – like …

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Being a Mom And an Attorney: How To Meet The Challenge To Be A Successful Working Mom Lawyer

  Barbara Bowden* –  Only about a third of all attorneys are female— and that number is hard-won, as in this typically male-dominated world, women have worked hard to carve their niche. A bit of history regarding women in the law profession: In 1868, Mary E. Magoon opened her own law office in Iowa, although …

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Key Tips On Using The Right Photographs For Your Law Firm Website

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Dan Stokes – Attorney bio pages are the most frequently visited pages on most law firm websites, so how you showcase and organize those profiles is critical. A key component of that profile is the attorney’s photo. Attorney photography is often viewed as a discrete assignment, one that’s time-consuming and often difficult to manage. It’s …

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10 Rules For Being a Happy Lawyer

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Sarah Goulbourne, co-founder of successful law firm GunnerCooke, has 10 rules for being a happy lawyer. Happy lawyers are; fun, charismatic, considered and trustworthy; are you? Many lawyers I have met say they are unhappy because of their career choice. They are overworked, under-appreciated and disillusioned with their profession. Unhappy lawyers have fallen out of …

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