LSJ - June 2014


ISSN 1839-5287

Managing Editor Claire Cha ey Associate Editor Jane Southward Legal Editor Craig Sisterson Art Director Andy Raubinger Graphic Designer

Welcome to the launch edition of the all new LSJ . e task of relaunching the Journal has been a mammoth one. e rst step – talking to members and uncovering what you expect from your member publication – was followed by several months of brainstorming, focus groups, consultation and, nally, creation. As the LSJ moves into a new era, it’s tremendously exciting to consider the possibilities of the stories we can uncover, the knowledge we can convey, and the community we can build through the Law Society of NSW’s shared connection with and love for the law. e new LSJ is quite di erent to what you’re used to, with a range of topics from in-depth legal updates to health, wellbeing, practice management, technology, careers and much more. Our aim is to create a publication that takes a holistic approach to legal practice and celebrates the challenges, achievements, knowledge and daily life of lawyers. Hopefully we have achieved that. e team at LSJ very much looks forward to moving into this new era with you.

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Claire Cha ey


Daniel Stepniak is associate professor at the University of Western Australia. He looks at the logic behind televising court cases in Australia. Hot Topic p20

Justice Melissa Perry was sworn into the Federal Court in September. She warns against overlooking women at the Bar. Pearls of Wisdom p24

Julie McCrossin is a writer, trainer and lawyer. Her first feature for the LSJ is on the inspirational Helen Durham. Profile p30

Dr Joanna McMillan joins the LSJ team with advice about health and nutrition. See her story “Six dumb things smart people do” . Wellbeing p58

Cover photograph: Laura Friezer

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