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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 ... More lawyers per head than the USA ... Comparative lawyer output in Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA ... Read more ... 


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Justinian Columnists

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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    "The disclosed correspondence comprises of private and ordinarily confidential exchanges between judicial officers. Robust - and sometimes strongly expressed - communications are essential to the efficient administration of the court." 

    Queensland chief justice Tim Carmody, releasing emails and memoranda between the judges, sufficiently robust that the efficient administration of the court saw the refusal of Margaret McMurdo P to sit with the CJ. Banco Court, May 7, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    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 ... 


    Justinian's archive

    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 ... 


     

    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
    May072015

    It's getting colder, but student politics is heating-up 

    It's 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 

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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    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 ... Inquiries should explore the application of workplace law ... Legislation binds the Commonwealth 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    Public ownership does not debase standards: Grech

    Slater & Gordon's Andrew Grech responds to criticism by Theodora that his firm is a profit-driven factory, delivering industrialised law with the aim of maximising shareholder profits 

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    Sunday
    Apr192015

    Former Commonwealth attack dog makes good 

    Procrustes roams the waterfront ... Lifestyle choices ... Gushes of enthusiasm greet Michelle Gordon's appointment ... Brandis blinkered, again ... Banana Benders impasse ... Memories of Julian Salomons and Piddington ... And for uncomfortable viewing go and see Leviathan  

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The slow death of campus based law degrees 

    Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk 

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    The slow death of campus based law degrees 

    Barely Legal is on his high horse about the introduction of online Juris Doctor degrees ... Part of Pyne-O-Clean's rationalist cost-cutting agenda for universities ... Never mind the quality, feel the bulk and count the money 

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    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Qld CJ leaps to his own defence

    Like Oliver Twist, the public wants more, please ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean examine Tim Carmody's time allocated to exercising his judicial functions ... Then there are the tantalising unanswered questions caught-up in the Court of Disputed Returns  

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    Monday
    Mar302015

    Chief Justice of Qld - addressing the dilemma

    Criticism of senior judicial appointments in Queensland is not new, as Stephen Keim and Alex McKean remind us ... Serious allegations raised against the CJ, but few details ... Alan Wilson's concerns must be fully addressed 

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    Friday
    Mar202015

    From refugee to refugee lawyer

    The extraordinary journey of Marina Brizar ... From war torn Bosnia to refugee work in Australia ... The recipient of the LCA gong for Young Migration Lawyer of the year ... A reminder of the welcoming possibilities of Australia ... Kevin Childs reports 

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    Monday
    Mar162015

    The upward thrusting pistons of Slater & Gordon

    Giant law shop straddles the common law world like a colossus ... What comes first - the shareholders or the clients? ... Other personal injury firms under enormous pressure ... Lure of big money 

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    Tuesday
    Mar102015

    Pro Rata Data Retention

    Beware: automatic recording of law lectures ... Sounds travel, particularly private ones ... Barely Legal gets tangled with the Canberra press reptiles on spill day ... Law making more fun in the parliamentary cauldron than in the courtroom 

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    Tuesday
    Mar032015

    The dog ate the homework

    Secretary of the Attorney General's Department loses crucial notes of conversation with Senator Brandis and Gillian Triggs ... Chris Moraitis' briefcase goes missing on world trip ... What else was in the briefcase that might pose a risk to the nation's security? ... Losing confidence ... Public Service Code of Conduct needs to be followed ... Stephen Keim SC and Alex McKean are on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Mar032015

    A ray of sunshine for the Sunshine State

    Queensland's new attorney general and her shadow ... A refreshing change ... Prospect of genuine bipartisan engagement on law and justice policies ... Peter Callaghan SC says it's time to restore judicial discretions 

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    Monday
    Feb022015

    The Clash

    Fighting tooth and nail in the law school trenches ... Ruinous timetables ... JD student Barely Legal asks, "why am I here?" 

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    Monday
    Jan122015

    Gagging the lawyers

    Queensland's Newman government sails into the election with its ideological agenda intact ... Community legal centres to lose funding if they speak out on government policy ... Throttling the voice of the vulnerable ... Stephen Keim and Alex McKean comment 

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