Community Activity

PHILANTHROPY, COMMUNITY & THE ENVIRONMENT

PHILANTHROPY
●  EJ Wise, Principal Solicitor founded WiseLaw with a community focus with the purpose of increasing cyber understanding and resilience.

●  WiseLaw donates 50% of all post tax profits as follows:
> Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
> Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
> Environment Victoria
> Environmental Justice Australia

● WiseLaw advocates for the creation of an Australian union for lawyers and legal services: until that day WiseLaw applauds the recent creation of the NZ Aotearoa Legal Workers’ Union (ALWU) and in 2019 donated $1,000 towards their costs (the ALWU has no membership fee).



PRO BONO WORK
● WiseLaw undertakes pro bono work on request.  Non-profit and community groups are cordially invited to submit a request for assistance using the link below.



CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
● WiseLaw invites interested people with relevant skills to join the internship program which has both funded and unfunded positions annually.  
Applications for 2021 are being accepted on a rolling basis until 20 September 2020 - please contact us should you have any inquiries.

● WiseLaw provides youth work experience opportunities, and in 2019 has two successful high school students who will be joining the firm for placements.


ENVIRONMENT
● Both EJ Wise, Principal Solicitor and David Wise, Education & Research, are qualified with Applied Science degrees in Ecology and Natural Resources.  

● WiseLaw undertakes to source renewable energy and products for the firm and to seek new ways to contribute to a healthier environment.

OUR COMMUNITY ACTIVITY 2018-19

Memberships

● Australian Information Security Association - Member
● Law Institute of Victoria - Technology and the Law Committee member
● Law Institute of Victoria - Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committe Member
● Victorian Society of Computers and the Law - Member
● Centre of Legal Innovation - Chief Innovation Officer Forum Member
● Law Council of Australia - Member
● Law Institute of Victoria - Member
● Australian Legal Technology Association Advocate
● AustCyber Network Friend
● Australian Legal Sector Alliance

Presentations, Panels and Speaking Engagements

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Cyber Legal Advice

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IP & IT Legal Advice

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Contract Legal Advice

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Cyber Risk Assessment

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External Event Participation
2019 Events

WiseLaw has been intimately involved within the cybersecurity, cyberlaw and cyber education landscape - having participated across a number of industry and professional events.

27 June 2019 - Understanding the complexity of cyber law and cyber security can be a difficult task for many business owners. Yet the impact of when a cyber attack occurs can have far reaching and devastating consequences for your business.
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7 August 2019 - Melbourne FREE CPD: WiseLaw & Legally Yours on Cyber Vulnerabilities in the practice of Law - What does it mean for you, what is this anyway?
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2 September 2019 - Principal EJ Wise presented as part of a panel at the DIFhub19 digital economy day, addressing how our increasing and pervasive reliance upon technology and digital means of transacting, working and communicating create a new species of cyber vulnerability.
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7-9 October 2019 - Hosted by the Australian Information Security Association, the 2019 Australian Cyber Conference represents Australia’s leading cyber security conference which involved 3,600 professionals from across the ICT industry.
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10 October 2019 - Hosted by the School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering. Panelists will be working through a hypothetical scenario discussing a range of security and privacy challenges that affect a Internet-of-Things company.
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18 October 2019 - Hosted by the Law Institute of Victoria, in cooperation with the Future Crime Agency, WiseLaw assisted in organising a special guest briefing/discussion between Mr. Skeeve Stevens and members of the Technology & the Law Committee - attended by members from KPMG, the LIV, and Monash University.

2020 Events 

Over 2020 WiseLaw aims to further its involvement and contributions across the cyber security and legal sectors. 

25 February 2020  - Principal EJ Wise addressed the Southern Solicitors Law Association on how cyber security must be considered an essential aspect in the practice management of law firms. 

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27 February 2020 - WiseLaw attended the jointly hosted event by the Law Institute of Victoria and the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee. The event was a a half-day seminar attended by 170 lawyers, and provided participants with practical strategies from cyber security provides on how to safeguard their firms. 

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7 March 2020 - EJ Wise presented on the importance of cyber security for immigration law firms - where practitioners in possession of sensitive and confidential client information often become the target of hackers and criminals.

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25 March 2020 - Principal EJ Wise presented at an LIV webinar on cyber-security, outlining how every legal practitioner working from home needs to think carefully about how someone could access their home-based computer system, especially when it could now give access to your firm's servers and databases.
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Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation. 

We acknowledge the traditional owners of Australia's land air and sea.

We give our deep respect and we are sorry for past crimes and ongoing crimes, injustices and harms to the original nations, people and their cultures. 

We acknowledge and give respect to elders past and present and emerging.