Sustainable regional legal practice: the importance of alliances and the use of innovative information technology by legal practices in regional, rural and remote Queensland

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Hart, Caroline Lydia. 2011. "Sustainable regional legal practice: the importance of alliances and the use of innovative information technology by legal practices in regional, rural and remote Queensland." Deakin Law Review. 16 (1), pp. 225-263.
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Sustainable regional legal practice: the importance of alliances and the use of innovative information technology by legal practices in regional, rural and remote Queensland

ERA Journal ID33243
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorHart, Caroline Lydia
Journal TitleDeakin Law Review
Journal Citation16 (1), pp. 225-263
Number of Pages39
Year2011
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISSN1321-3660
1835-9264
Web Address (URL)http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/dlr/
Abstract

Recent reports into legal services in regional, rural and remote Queensland indicate that the supply of legal practitioners is insufficient to provide adequate legal services. This paper draws on the results of thirty in-depth interviews with partners (and directors of incorporated legal practices) on the topic of sustainable regional, rural and remote legal practice, with reference to business management practices. This paper focuses on the use of informal alliances between practitioners, and their use of innovative information technology in an effort to deal with the insufficiency of qualified legal staff.

Keywordsrural; regional and remote legal practice; alliances; innovation; information technololgy; legal staff; sustainable legal practice
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480505. Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
480501. Access to justice
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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