Today’s lawyer must contend with a wide variety of distractions. Context switching, in particular, is mentioned time and time again as one of the most hated time sappers. Carrying out legal work on computers and other internet connected devices brings valuable efficiencies for law firms, not least fast client communication and effortless access to relevant legal intelligence.
This article from the New Zealand Family Law Journal argues that an adopted child should not automatically succeed to Māori land purely on the basis that they have been legally adopted. It takes a deeper dive, explaining how automatic succession to an adopted child works directly against Tikanga Māori.
The exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Act 2021 (NBA) that is proposed to repeal and replace the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) was released on 29 June 2021. It’s purpose: The protection and enhancement of the natural environment by upholding Te Oranga o te Taiao and by enabling people and communities to use the environment to support their well-being without compromising the needs of future generations.
Cybersecurity continues to be a national challenge for Australia. One in three Australians are now impacted by Cybersecurity breaches, with a new crime reported every 10 minutes. The traditional scams, ransoms and other threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and the difficulty in defending against them is compounded by the emergence of a host of new and diversified attack types.
It is hard to aspire to be something that you cannot see. With such low rates of representation, pursuing a legal profession is not something many young Māori students could picture themselves aspiring to be.
Legal Analytics helps law firms understand the idiosyncrasies of legal data to make better decisions and get clearer answers. Greg Dickason, Managing Director – LexisNexis Pacific talks about global adoption of analytics and how law firms in the Pacific could use Analytics to drive efficiencies.