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Labor candidate for the seat of Sunnybank is well-known Brisbane solicitor Peter Russo ... Driven into politics by the Newman government's assault on criminal defendants and the independence of the judiciary ... Russo is on Justinian's Couch discussing important things, like food, the use of breath fresheners and the contents of his bedside table ... Read on ... 

Justinian's news stories

The guano flies ... Abuse of power by heads of state in Nauru and PNG ... Asylum seeker dumping grounds ... Australia unconcerned about abuses and corruption on our doorstep ... Read more ...


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Deja Vu

Lawyers and money ... Reprising Bret Walker SC's famous St James Ethics Centre speech on lawyers and their money ... Law and social justice ... Walker's prediction about the corporatisation of law firms is already a reality ... From the Banco Court at the NSW Supremes ... October 18, 2005 ...Justinian's archives ... Read on ... 

Justinian Columnists

Obituary ... Peter Lyons remembers Peter Underwood ... Governor of Taswegia, former chief justice, former judge ... Social justice and legal education were his calling cards ... Read more ... 




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    Justinian Featurettes

    Labor candidate for the seat of Sunnybank is well-known Brisbane solicitor Peter Russo ... Driven into politics by the Newman government's assault on criminal defendants and the independence of the judiciary ... Russo is on Justinian's Couch ... Read on ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Lawyers and money ... Reprising Bret Walker SC's famous St James Ethics Centre speech on lawyers and their money ... Law and social justice ... From the Banco Court at the NSW Supremes ... October 18, 2005 ... 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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    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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    Sunday
    Mar162014

    Bye Bye Biennale

    The continuing sponsorship furore involving the Biennale of Sydney is an instructive example of how public debate has degenerated in the age of the internet. 

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    Wednesday
    Mar052014

    Back to school

    The age of entitlement ... Barely Legal  discovers that the Legal Services Award covers graduates who haven't been admitted ... 20 days of paid leave up for grabs in graduate year ... Is the College of Law worth it? ... Surviving in an era of bonded labour 

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    Monday
    Feb242014

    Diary of a law graduate

    Barely Legal joins Justinian's team of bloggers ... A sense of failure sets in early ... Fluffing her way through VITs ... The cruelty of senior associates 

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    Wednesday
    Feb052014

    Avenging Sir Joh

    The LNP has it in for Fitzgerald's legacy ... Gutting the Crime and Misconduct Commission ... Fixers appointed to "implementation panel" ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean give the background on the creation of Newman's Star Chamber 

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    Tuesday
    Feb042014

    January at the bar 

    No cheques, no work, too poor to travel ... Junior Junior gets through January - preceded by a ghastly Christmas ... The myth of trying to be conspicuous during the break 

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