Legal Aid: A Blog About Laws And Legal Processes

Legal Aid: A Blog About Laws And Legal Processes

  • What do lawyers actually do? An explanation for a student at secondary school

    You may only be in secondary school and uni seems like it is a long way off, but it is never too early to get an understanding of what different careers are out there. Being a lawyer seems to be a great profession, especially if you have seen episodes of 'Rake' or any other series about lawyers. On the other hand, not all lawyers end up in court, arguing brilliantly against each other.

  • 4 Considerations to Make During Business Succession Planning

    Whether you own a business or a farm, there will be a time when you won't be able to run it anymore. This may be because of age, disability, illness and even death. Without planning for the running of the business ahead of time, you open your business up to succession wrangles and confusion that could permanently impact the business. Good business owners must therefore be proactive in laying mechanisms to help the business survive in their absence.

  • A look at criminal compensation and its importance for crime victims

    Sentencing defendants to prison serves to punish them for perpetrating crime, however what about the victims of those crimes who are otherwise left in the lurch? Independently, states have enacted criminal compensation statutes meant to help victims recover their losses when they have not been adequately repaid. This article explains the details surrounding criminal compensation programs and how victims of crime and violence stand to benefit from them. Purposes There are several rationales that support criminal compensation programs.

  • Some Tips for Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Australia

    Intellectual property refers to intangible items that you create or compose, including logos, designs, processes, formulas, music, stories, and the like. Protecting your intellectual property can be a challenge as it's very easy to copy someone's ideas and creations and call them your own. However, this doesn't mean that those with intellectual property are without protection; note a few tips for keeping your ideas and creation safe no matter your industry.

  • Five Things You Need to Know If You Want to Pursue Primary Custody for Your Child

    If you want sole custody of your child, you may be wondering what you need to do to achieve that type of arrangement. There are several factors that need to be taken into account. Here is what you need to consider about this aspect of family law: 1. If the other parent agrees, there is no contest. Whether you are getting divorced from the other parent or have never been married, you can assume primary custody if he or she agrees to that arrangement.

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    Legal Aid: A Blog About Laws And Legal Processes

    Welcome! My name is Jessica, and I work as a legal aid secretary. I am in awe of the lawyers in my office and the variety of cases they cover. From injury compensation to family court matters, they need to understand the law in a broad range of areas. As a legal secretary, it is often my job to research particular points of law or find certain cases for reference. It is a fascinating job and I work hard to keep up with the constant changes to our laws and legal processes. Friends and family often ask me for direction on legal matters and whilst I explain that I am no expert, I usually manage to provide sound advice. This blog is for people who share my passion for the law or who want to understand more about our legal system. I hope you find it engaging and useful.