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Gibberish dopes the judges ... It takes submissions from a dope fiend to have Queensland judges wrapping themselves in extra layers of dignity and producing weighty reasoning about delirious abstractions ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports ... From Justinian's archive, October 26, 2008 ... Read on ... 

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Legendary litigator ... Barry Lane takes a look at the long and winding litigation career path of Melbourne solicitor Joseph Guss ... Has the courtroom crusader finally crashed and burned? ... Read more ... 


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It's getting colder, but student politics is heating up ... Election time on campus ... Operating in Stalin's shadow ... One student organisation is creating waves by under-spending its budget ... Barely Legal has the shocking details ... Read more ...

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    "For [Tim] Carmody to use the megaphone of the media to make demands of the government, as conditions of his leaving judicial life, is akin to putting a gun to his own head and saying, 'One more move, the chief justice gets it'." 

    Brisbane solicitor Bill Potts, Guardian Australia, May 27, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


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    Workplace law offers possible redress for immigration detainees ... Max Costello argues that OHS law could extend to immigration detention centres, schools and orphanages where children and others are abused ... Legislation binds the Commonwealth ... Read more ... 


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    The rank n' file are revolting ... Unspecified grumbling about president Anna Katzmann at the NSW bar 'n' grill saw the emergence of a "reform" agenda for the bar's 2008 AGM ... Also, stronger safeguards against customers who complain about barristers' performance ... Change unlikely ... From Justinian's archive, November 3, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

    Friday
    May292015

    Lawrie, Lawrie Halleluja

    Cost battle looms over disastrous findings for former NT opposition leader and her brief Alistair Wyvill ... Waiver of client privilege ... The CLP's sting operation that actually stung ... Kevin Childs, with Top End field agent Buffalo Bruce, on the case 

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    Friday
    May292015

    Danger free zones

    Complaints about conflicted lawyers thrown out of court ... Barrister free to act against former client and "friend" ... And Mum can act as a solicitor for her daughter in a family estate dispute ... Emilie Lentz reports from courtside 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Fury Road

    Death cults and more ... Abbott is in heaven with the latest in the Mad Max franchise ... The Septics are eyeing the Cocos Islands for a base ... Tearing down Cecil Rhodes ... Memorials that give the other side of history ... Procrustes blogs 

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    Tuesday
    May262015

    Where's the evidence?

    AFP drops inquiry into whether an inducement was offerered to Prof. Gillian Triggs by the government ... Investigation stymied by "loss" of notes taken by departmental secretary ... FOI request shows failure to follow security procedures ... Little information to corroborate that the notes were ever missing ... Alex McKean takes it further 

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    Monday
    May252015

    Poor Bluto

    Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody says he'll resign if the attorney general meets his conditions ... The "experiment" that failed ... AG standing firm, while Carmody plays the violin ... When will we hear the last tune? 

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    Tuesday
    May192015

    Certification of Carmody's incapacity

    Cowan appeal ... Carmody CJ certifies he is incapable of delivering appeal judgment ... CJ on sick leave for a month ... Stark difference in written submissions from the parties ... Carmody wanted secret hearing 

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    Friday
    May152015

    Party time in Sydney

    Skulduggery thwarted ... Bar secretary apologises ... A new "working party" to get QC selection up and flying ... Meanwhile there was a huge knees-up for the launch of New Chambers in the Deutschland building 

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    Tuesday
    May122015

    Barbarians inside the gate

    Turmoil at the NSW Bar n' Grill as restorationists push ahead with their demand for royal plumage ... Federal Court rumours ... Chief Justice lock-out ... Van Diemen's Land briefs haggle to hook onto the government teat 

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    Monday
    May112015

    Can there ever be enough lawyers?

    Record numbers of law graduates being minted ... Australia currently producing one new graduate per 2,000 head of population ... Universities cranking them out ... More lawyers per head than the USA ... Comparative lawyer output in Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA ... Bright futures dimming 

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