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Jay Williams is the barrister appearing for some of the asylum seekers on Manus Island ... He's been representing them before a court of inquiry into alleged human rights abuses ... Deported by the PNG government ... Further proceedings pending ... From Melbourne to the Sydney bar via Arnhem Land with Immanuel Kant in his back pocket ... Now he's on Justinian's couch ... Read on ...

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Bigot Watch ... Soapy on the free speech balustrades ... 100 flowers to bloom ... Anti-Muslin groups rally in support ... Polly Peck reports ... Read more ...




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    "Even in the members stand, you walk around and think - I can see bra, I can see cellulite and everything is very short. When you go to where Fashions on the Field is held, everyone looks impeccible and it would be nice if that started filtering through to the racecourse as a whole." 

    Marlia Saunders, lawyer at Ashurst, Sydney, finalist at Derby Day's Fashions on the Field at Randwick. The Sydney Morning Herald, April 11, 2014  READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Jay Williams is the barrister appearing for a group of the asylum seekers on Manus Island ... He was deported by the PNG government ... Further proceedings are pending ... Up close On the Couch ... Read more ... 


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    Da Mystery of the Da Vinci Code litigation ... Forgotten heros of the Sydney Institute ... Larry Adler Dinner disappoints ... A slice of history from the "Uglies" ... Queensland's fearful Bureau de Spank ... That was then ... 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
    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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    Thursday
    Jan232014

    Sometimes it pays to be under-estimated

    Cross examiners advised not to get too cross ... The art of confronting, probing and insinuation ... Peter Lyons reviews the techniques of some notable advocates 

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    Friday
    Dec272013

    Highs and lows 

    Another fun-filled year for lawyers and the law ... 2013 bursting with distressing moments ... A collection of highlights and lowlights 

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    Wednesday
    Dec112013

    Premier Newman misleading parliament

    Strong case that Premier Campbell Newman misled the Queensland Parliament ... Ducking for cover over PCMC investigations ... Patsy article from CMC in support of bikie law ... Denial strains credulity ... From Stephen Keim and Alex McKean 

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    Wednesday
    Dec042013

    Bowen Hills Bugle asleep on the job 

    Was the Crime and Misconduct Commission recruited to write puff pieces in support of the bikie legislation? ... Questions the Courier-Mail should be asking ... Conflict of evidence still unresolved ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean press ahead 

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    Saturday
    Nov302013

    Trashing Fitzgerald's legacy

    Queensland's Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee sacked by Newman government ... Democratic institutions threatened ... Was the head of the Crime & Misconduct Commission pressured to publicly support the government's bikie laws? ... Irreconcilable evidence ... From Stephen Keim and Alex McKean   

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    Tuesday
    Nov122013

    An 'A' for a lay

    The Sydney Sparkes Orr scandal is long forgotten ... These days it is not uncommon for academics to be engaged in horizontal collaboration with their students ... Law lecturer Dr Criminale probes 

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    Monday
    Oct282013

    Brief encounter  

    The interplay between barrister and solicitor ... Did Junior Junior's female friend at the bar get a big brief because the solicitor fancied her? ... Surely it's her legal skills that are in demand?  

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