PRACTISING LAW IN AUSTRALIA IN 2010

JOHN CHISHOLM

Abstract


Thankyou very much for the kind invitation to talk to you briefly tonight on "Prac- tising Law in 2010."

What a broad topic – where does one start? One thing about making future predic- tions is when I leave here tonight you will have absolutely no idea whether I am right or wrong, and all of you will have long forgotten about what I say to be both- ered hunting me down in six years time if my predictions turn out to be bunkum.

A word of caution though, as a soothsayer my credentials may not be all that invit- ing. When clearing out some old papers recently I came across one I wrote in 1992 as a then Managing Partner for a partners' conference, and I made two bold state- ments to my fellow partners.

Number one. I told them that the paperless office was 'just around the corner' and therefore we should spend a significant amount of dollars in updating our firm's IT infrastructure, hardware and software. The cost of doing this would be in part be offset by future paper savings! 


Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.21153/dlr2004vol9no2art245

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


1835-9264

© Deakin University