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Gibberish dopes the judges ... It takes submissions from a dope fiend to have Queensland judges wrapping themselves in extra layers of dignity and producing weighty reasoning about delirious abstractions ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports ... From Justinian's archive, October 26, 2008 ... Read on ... 

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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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    "For [Tim] Carmody to use the megaphone of the media to make demands of the government, as conditions of his leaving judicial life, is akin to putting a gun to his own head and saying, 'One more move, the chief justice gets it'." 

    Brisbane solicitor Bill Potts, Guardian Australia, May 27, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


    For the latest developments in media law … www.glj.com.au 


    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 ... 


     

    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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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Hard work is its own dividend 

    DPP in search of a "dynamic and realistic" direction ... Rude signage upset crowns ... Morgan Ryan sues over He Who Must Be Obeid ... The "Little Mate", aged 95, wants an expedited hearing  

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    Wednesday
    Apr152015

    Out of character 

    The NSW bar has complained about attacks on character referees for a convicted rapist ... Minister condemns references as "appalling" ... A rerun of the Patrick Power case ... Contempt ... Sticking-up for the offender versus sticking-up for the victim 

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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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    Saturday
    Apr112015

    Adelaide courts strangled by stardust 

    Desperately needed new court complex for Adelaide scrapped in favour of bread and circuses ... PPP for justice not delivering value for money ... Judges and lawyers labour in Dickensian shame 

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