Governments are failing to take coordinated action in areas of law which touch the most vulnerable people in our society, argues legal commentator Morry Bailes.
Legal aid in Australia is in crisis, argues Morry Bailes, and unless the Federal Government is prepared to introduce alternative funding systems like a Medicare-style levy or legal insurance, its contribution must be lifted to sustainable levels in this year's Budget.
Endless connectivity is eroding the capacity of employees to enjoy uninterrupted time off - and that could end up having serious legal consequences, writes legal affairs commentator Morry Bailes.
Cyber attacks not only cost law firms time and money - they could also have professional conduct implications, writes legal affairs commentator Morry Bailes.
The rule of law is what stands between us and a descent into economic and social chaos, and lawyers are its keepers, writes legal commentator Morry Bailes.
A failure to provide legal aid has repercussions for the whole of society – including victims of crime and their families, writes legal commentator Morry Bailes.