Tahlia Gordon

Tahlia Gordon

Postgraduate Research Student
Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) (UNSW), Bachelor Laws (UNSW), Masters in International Human Rights Law (Magna Cum Laude), University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US

PhD Candidate

Tahlia Gordon was the inaugural Research & Projects Manager at the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) in Sydney, Australia. As Research and Projects Manager Tahlia was responsible for managing the OLSC research projects, education and publication portfolios. Tahlia was the editor of the OLSC bi-monthly newsletter Without Prejudice and the Annual Report and all papers emanating from the OLSC. Tahlia also lectured regularly to the profession, students and the general public on ethics, regulation and professionalism.

Prior to joining the OLSC, Tahlia was the Executive Director of the Legal Profession Advisory Council in Sydney and Policy Officer at the NSW Bar Association. Tahlia has also worked at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York.
At present Tahlia lectures in legal ethics at the University of Sydney and is the c-director of a boutique consultancy called Creative Consequences.

Areas of research

legal professionalism, ethics and regulation, lawyer health and well-being, legal practice


Justine Rogers, Bronwen Morgan

Publications and presentations

  • Tahlia Gordon, Christine Parker and Steve Mark, Regulating Law Firm Ethics Management: An Empirical Assessment of an Innovation in Regulation of the Legal Profession in New South Wales’ (2010) 37 Journal of Law and Society 466;
  • Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon, ‘Innovations in Regulation--Responding to a Changing Legal Services Market’ (2005) 22 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 501, 529-531.
  • Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon, 'Compliance Auditing of Law Firms: A Technological Journey to Prevention', (2009) 28(2) The University of Queensland Law Journal 201
  • Susan Fortney and Tahlia Gordon, ‘Adopting Law Firm Management System to Survive and Thrive: A Study of the Australian Approach to Management-Based Regulation’ (2012) 10 University of St Thomas Law Journal 152
  • Coralie Kenny and Tahlia Gordon, 'Outsourcing issues for legal practice', (2012) 50(4) Law Society Journal 72
  • Coralie Kenny and Tahlia Gordon, 'Cloud Computing Issues for legal practice' (2012) 50(5) Law Society Journal 78
  • Coralie Kenny and Tahlia Gordon, 'Social Media issues for legal practice' (2012) 50(3) Law Society Journal 66
  • Laurel Terry, Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon, 'Trends and challenges in lawyer regulation: the impact of globalisation and technology' (2012) 80(6) Fordham Law Review 2685
  • Laurel Terry, Steve Mark and Tahlia Gordon, 'Adopting regulatory objectives for the legal profession', (2012) 80(6) Fordham Law Review 2661
  • Tahlia Gordon, Rita Shakel and Steve Mark, 'Regulation of legal services in the e-world: a need to short circuit hot spots in ethics and novel practices?' (2012) 19(1) The International Journal of the Legal Profession 55
  • Tahlia Gordon, '7 ethics nightmares you didn't know you had' (2015) Law Society Journal 34
  • Tahlia Gordon, '10 global trends in legal practice', (2015) Law Society Journal 34
  • Tahlia Gordon and Steve Mark, 'The Australian Experiment: Out with the Old, In With the Bold' in Paul A. Haskins (ed), The Relevant Lawyer Reimagining the Future of the Legal Profession, (2015, The American Bar Association, United States), 185.
  • Tahlia Gordon, 'Do Law Firm structures Matter? Incorporated Legal Practices and the Health and Wellbeing of Lawyers', in Michael Legg, Prue Vines and Janet Chan (eds), The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Wellbeing of the Legal Profession', (2020, Intersentia, Cambridge), 199.