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Sometimes the law's answer to a question isn't what you think it is. Tune in for law, and more.

Law Radio Melissa Castan & Kate Galloway

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Sometimes the law's answer to a question isn't what you think it is. Tune in for law, and more.

    How do you make a digital lawyer?

    How do you make a digital lawyer?

    The Law Society of New South Wales has released its report into the future of law and innovation in the legal profession. Join Melissa Castan in conversation with Kate Galloway about the implications of the report for legal education - and how we educate 'digital lawyers'.

    • 17 min
    CentrelinkFail

    CentrelinkFail

    In their first podcast after the Christmas break, Melissa Castan and Kate Galloway are in conversation about what caught their attention over the Christmas period - mainly the question of government power exercised through the Centrelink data matching controversy.

    • 20 min
    S02Ep10 Who's afraid of digital disruption in Law?

    S02Ep10 Who's afraid of digital disruption in Law?

    Melissa Castan interviews Katie Miller, who has championed the cause of change within the legal profession and encouraged lawyers to adapt to change and digital disruption through innovation and greater use of technology. They discuss the key findings of the 2015 report on 'Disruption, Innovation and Change: The Future of the Legal Profession'

    • 17 min
    S02Ep09-What's happening with LGBTI Human Rights in the Asia Pacific?

    S02Ep09-What's happening with LGBTI Human Rights in the Asia Pacific?

    We hear from Dr Paula Gerber on recent developments in the protection of the human rights of LGBTI people. She discusses the work of Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation, changes in international approaches to LGBTI rights, the appointment of a new UN expert, and prospects for future changes.

    • 17 min
    Look Out For The Cliff S02Ep08

    Look Out For The Cliff S02Ep08

    Community legal centres Australia-wide are facing a 'funding cliff' in 2017 as Commonwealth government funding looks to be drying up. The likely drop in funding flies in the face of a Productivity Commission Report that sings the praises of community legal centres as important contributors to access to justice.
    In this episode, Kate Galloway talks to James Farrell from Community Legal Centres Queensland, about the importance of securing funding for community legal centres across the country to support their important work.

    • 11 min
    Community Legal Education

    Community Legal Education

    How well do we understand the law? An important component of access to justice is promoting community understanding of the law and legal process. This episode features two different modes of community legal eduction, James Farrell talks to us about Community Legal Centres, and Lloyd England introduces 'Law for Non-Lawyers' an online free course.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

Captain no beeps ,

Good content, audio needs work

Thanks for the podcast, content is really approachable and topical, interesting to hear Aussie perspectives and issues discussed in this format. Some of the audio quality detracts from the content however, sounds as if it;s recorded over the phone, with that 'phone recording' beep...

caseycats ,

Beeping in the background

Couldn’t stand the telephone beeping noise in the background ended up turning off only due to the annoying beeping

Lesley Argen ,

Great plain English law podcast

I just discovered this podcast and listened to the Centrelink edition, which was a great summary of the whole catastrophe. The presenters are legal academics who speak in plain English (hooray) and have good on-air chemistry. They're very easy to listen to.

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