For hundreds of years now, the typical Australian has been fully protected when working for an employer. This protection derives from a compensation scheme originally based on British law from the 19th-century, but it has been modified step-by-step along the way by the government to account for risks as they emerge. However, these risks have taken on even more unusual shapes, and forms and challenges abound in the workplace of today.
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.