Legal profession well equipped to handle challenging times, says Law Council president

Fri Sep 18 2009

Law Council President John Corcoran has highlighted challenges facing the nation’s legal assistance sector. In his State of the Profession Speech to the 36th Australian Legal Convention, which opened in Perth today, Mr Corcoran said the global economic crisis, lack of funding for the legal assistance sector and issues facing country lawyers all presented significant challenges for legal practitioners.

Fortunately, he said, the Australian legal profession is healthy and robust enough to address the many challenges it currently faces, and that efforts to promote a national legal services market and to open up overseas markets will benefit much of the profession.�� �

18 September 2009

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