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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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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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    "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 >>


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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 ... 


     

    Thursday
    Apr302015

    Being droned to death

    Show us the kill-list criteria ... New US attorney general needs to fix the FBI ... $4 million investment in judicial election paid off handsomely for litigant ... CIA whistleblower convicted ... Carrying a concealed gun is a "lifestyle" ... Fitch fails to snag a seat at crowded US Supremes same sex marriage hearing 

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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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    Thursday
    Apr302015

    News from the Wardroom

    Former Adelaide footlights performer steps-up to new role as President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association ... Alex Ward also embedded in the history of the Australian Military Court ... Kevin Childs is on the case 

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    QE11 cauldron on the boil

    Application for Qld CJ to recuse himself for apprehended bias in Daniel Morecombe murder appeal ... Close association with Braveheart's campaigner ... "Administrative error" by CJ results in court of appeal being misled ... Carmody intercedes on behalf of a former client 

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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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    Friday
    Apr242015

    Lingering chest pains

    UPDATE: It's not as though NSW is short of shady wheeler-dealers ... Now the High Court has turned them into respectable captains of industry ... The reversal in fortunes may be short-lived ... Inspector Dave bursts a valve ... Cunneen Defence League on massive recruitment drive ... Inconsistencies aplenty 

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    Tuesday
    Apr212015

    Solicitors caught in costs storm 

    Supremes in Victoria and NSW make costs orders against solicitors for their misconduct in litigation ... Costly time for Joseph Guss and Shane Neagle ... "My Dad's a solicitor and he always wins" ... Watershed moments ... Inappropriate and scandalous material ... False allegations ... Referral to the Law Society ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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    Monday
    Apr202015

    Roll call

    Canberra man with alcohol struggle admitted to the jam roll with conditions attached ... Concern that delay in his admission would adversely affect him financially ... Justice Betty King lets fly at Victorian authorities for dragging the chain in the case of a Ponzi fraudster ... Victims left in the cold ... Emilie Lentz reports 

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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 Albert Piddington ... And for uncomfortable viewing go and see Leviathan 

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