This paper discusses the potential for, and challenges associated with, the ethical development of junior lawyers in their early years of practice. Supervised Legal Practice is a statutory requirement in all Australian states and territories where newly admitted lawyers must work as an employee under supervision for a prescribed period. The duration of this prescribed period depends on the nature of pre-admission practical legal training and is two years (for those who completed a PLT course) or 18 months (for those who completed a traineeship or articles of clerkship).
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|Published - 2015
|5th Australian and New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium: Sustainable Legal Ethics - Monash University Law Chamber, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 2015 → 4 Dec 2015
Conference number: 5
|5th Australian and New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium
|3/12/15 → 4/12/15
|Join legal ethicists, practitioners, regulators and students and contribute to an expanding understanding of legal ethics. Legal ethics is developing rapidly as more jurisdictions require that the discipline be taught in Law schools and not just as a part of practical legal training. In the South east Asian and Australasian regions, we are also beginning to recognise the importance of strengthening lawyers' fundamental values in the context of corruption, human rights abuses and a warming world. Sustainable (and resilient) legal ethics are moving into the forefront.
- Supervised Legal Practice
- junior lawyers
- legal training