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No breach of the fortress ... Calls for ICAC to be closed down and its hearings it be held in secret find no support from the NSW Supreme Court ... Round One in Cunneen v ICAC ... Read more ... 


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Dire consequences ... The fallout from the Supreme Court's "money talks" theory of participatory democracy ... US Supremes give green light to states' marriage equality laws ... Prosecuting a non-war crime with no connection to the US ... Senate report on CIA torture soon to be buried ...  Roger Fitch reports from Washington ... Read more ... 




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    "I don't think we will ever have a Bill of Rights in Australia and I hope we never do. There are three things that keep Australia democratic: a vigorous parliamentary system; a free and sceptical press; and an incorruptible judiciary that administers laws in a fair and effective manner."  

    Former Prime Minister John Winston Howard, Law Society of NSW Journal, November 2014 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    On the Couch... Former tax lawyer Dan Young rides the wave of the inner-city bicycle boom ... We've lured Dan off the saddle and onto Justinian's couch to learn about the the transition from law to the art of bicycle mechanics ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Angela Liati, the "solitary crusader" caught up in the Marcus Einfeld case ... The cat loving, Boston Legal watcher has some strong views about what needs to be changed about Australia and the legal system ... She was on Justinian's couch in November 2008 ... A tiny treasure from our archive ... Read more ... 


     

    Justinian bloggers (blawgers)


    Justinian proudly publishes some of the finest lawyers ever to get their fingers near a computer keyboard. 

    Dorothy says ... Dorothy inhabits a big law firm somewhere in the wide brown land. Disturbing insights into partners' meetings, management techniques and firm retreats. 
    Junior Junior ... Our baby barrister blogger slowly comes to grips with the mysteries of the bar. 
    Peach Melba ... Dazzling, with a finely tuned Yarraside snout. 
    Theodora ... Theodora was married to Justinian, and despite a shaky start in life now runs the empire like Mrs Thatcher. 

    We'd happily induct you into the blawging hall of fame if you wanted to unpack a few burning issues. Contact the Ed. for further and better particulars. 

     

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    Friday
    Nov142014

    Wimmin and Whitlam's legacy

    Gough Whitlam had a profound impact on the rights of women ... His government was at the forefront of engaging women in the workforce ... There's still a long way to go, says Queensland barrister Kylie Hillard 

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    Tuesday
    Oct212014

    Queensland's women problem

    Updated on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Registered CommenterJustinian

    Brisbane barrister Kylie Hillard argues that the lack of female judicial appointments in Queensland is damaging confidence in the courts ... Disappearing women ... Warnings from Michael McHugh ignored ... Overwhelmingly white and male gives rise to perceptions of injustice 

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    Monday
    Sep152014

    A matter of principle

    The debate about the appointment of Qld CJ Tim Carmody ... Appointing a lesser candidate raises the concern that the choice was all about political favours ... Judicial independence skewered ... Unseemly spectacle ... Lapdog routine from local newspaper ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean examine the debating tricks and bald assertions 

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    Friday
    Sep122014

    Procrustes sidles-up to the Slovenes

    Travel News ... Procrustes visits Ljubljana and gives praise to the brave Slovenes ... Then to Siena and murals representing the effects of good government on the city and countryside ... Medieval message about justice 

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    Wednesday
    Aug202014

    Aye - Proccy does the Isles

    Procrustes in sleeting Scotland ... Picking up the vibe of Tony Abbott's contribution to the Scottish independence debate ... In England, our very own Geoffrey Roberson weighs into the police raid on Cliff Richard's Berkshire digs 

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    Thursday
    Jul032014

    Royal news

    Exclusive ... Penny Makepiece, freelance Royal reporter, with details on Tim Carmody's swearing-in ... Protocol issues confront the installation of a commoner to the coveted top spot ... Concerns about crowd control have forced the coronation to be held at the Registry Office 

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    Friday
    Jun272014

    "Errors" needs more rest before he's fit to play

    Flanas selected as strong all-rounder ... Appointed to help the team carry Errors Carmody around the QE11 Cauldron ... Latest sports news from Erik Jekyll 

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    Thursday
    Jun262014

    Carmody concussed

    Sports News ... Medicos who took Lions legend J. Brown off the paddock are now examining Timbo Carmody ... It has been a brutal season ... The risk of playing a concussed Carmody ... Is Can Do as smart as Joh? ... Sports editor Erik Jekyll reports 

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    Tuesday
    Jun242014

    Ticket clipping

    The threat to the Queensland bar's power to issue tickets ... Did Bleijie give a nod or wink to this threat? ... The Fiji option looms ... Carmody fallout ... From Queensland barrister Alex McKean 

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    Thursday
    Jun052014

    You ... in the hoodie

    Law students required to do a survey to rate the performance of Dr Criminale ... Last class before the exams ... Quietness descends ... Marking procedure for borderline students 

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    Wednesday
    Jun042014

    Partners and grads - a tale of two firms

    Law grads adjusting to life in the law ... Cultural misfits ... Learning to conform to law firm stereotypes ... Barely Legal discovers the Social Bermuda Triangle ... I spent Saturday at Bunnings ... How was your game of golf? 

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    Sunday
    May112014

    Barbarism and boats

    History's judgment will be to vindicate our treatment of boat people ... IQ2 debate on May 6 ... Sydney Recital Hall packed to the beams ... For the proposition Philip Ruddock and Tom Switzer ... Against, Carina Hoang and Richard Ackland ... Simon Longstaff in the chair ... Here's the case put by Justinian's editor 

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    Friday
    Apr042014

    Dinner with the editor

    Last month your editor sang for his supper at the Copyright Symposium dinner at Kitchen by Mike in Rosebery ... A glittering night filled with the crown princes and princesses of the copyright caper ... Copyright creator in a sea of copyright curators ... Speech ... Speech ... Speech ... There were even a few wintery smiles from W. Gummow 

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    Friday
    Apr042014

    The cashless society 

    Living the dream ... Graduate lawyers surviving on bread and dripping ... The gap between charging money and earning money ... Barely Legal goes through her poor young lawyer routine 

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    Thursday
    Mar272014

    My big fat law career

    Dining at the desk ... Health issues ... Law firm meal subsidies designed to trap lawyers at their desks ... Chronic wear and tear ... Barely Legal dedicates herself to fligting work-induced flab 

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