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More distressing news ... Einfeld-era siren appears in the courts ... Law Reform Commission now exists in name only, as bureaucrats move in ... It's Boston or bust as Australian briefs prepare for US jamboree ... Scramble to procure dead tax silk's live briefs ... Read more ... 


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Animal logic ... Legislation designed to make it harder to record and report episodes of cruelty to animals ... Cockies Corner in the box seat ... Also, barrister Judy Bornstein appointed to the dish-lickers board as part of a move to clean-up greyhound racing rackets ... Polly Peck with the hottest political news ... Read more ... 


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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 ... Read more ...

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    "Palazzo Ducale - it's an Italian restaurant in an elite palace, an ornate mansion, with an old rococo-style interior. It's one of my favourite areas on the Bulvar, the 19th century boulevard around the heart of old Moscow. The clientele is a combination of connected plutocrats, their hangers-on, families, and their girlfriends, who are stunning Russian models. There are always big black Mercedes and Bentleys parked outside. Once I was asked to chose the wine and was told by my host that the one I chose was not expensive enough. He sent it back."  

    John Denton, chief executive of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and former diplomat, with his insider's guide to Moscow. Weekend Financial Review, March 14-15, 2015 ... READ MORE >>


    Justinian Featurettes

    Judge unimpressed with impressive looking advocate ... Someone called "Lord Chief Justice Thompson" said that Lord Harley could wear ribbons on his barrister's gown ... Except, there is no Lord Chief Justice Thompson and Lord Harley is not a barrister ... The transcript has emerged in the "Harry Potter" case ... Eccentricities galore ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Plunderable matter ... When lawyers "follow the fees" where does that lead the legal system? ... The business of privately funded criminal defence lawyers ... Why lawyers swapped horses ... Tulkinghorn traces the history ... From Justinian's archive, September 10, 2008 ... Read more ... 


     

     

    Carmody of Errors


    Queensland chief justice Carmody: an experiment that has failed

    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
    Feb022015

    Employment news

    ABA revamps top brass in an effort to seize the future ... From the world of soaps and shampoos comes VicBar's fragrant new CEO ... Criminal lawyer to head-up NSW Bureau de Spank 

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    Saturday
    Jan312015

    Bauble bulletin

    Vic AG squibs making a firm decision on the future of queen's counsel ... Bar asked to consult and report ... What exciting new viewpoints will be uncovered? 

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    Thursday
    Jan292015

    There must be consequences

    What's the world come to "if we cannot trust a solicitor"? ... Williamstown lawyer gets a stretch in pokey after tickling mortgage funds ... CJ Earl Warren points to remorse, a hitherto blemish free existence and ongoing depression ... But at the end of the day over $600,000 is still missing ... Ama Somaratna reports  

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    Tuesday
    Jan272015

    The triumph of gross overcharging

    Failure of the system ... Legal Services Commissioner, Law Society and Supreme Court asleep at the wheel ... Professional standards adrift ... Public protection out in the cold 

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    Friday
    Jan232015

    The torture chronicles

    Splendid properties and the good life for the CIA's leading torturers ... Rectal rehydration deemed a normal medical procedure ... Feinstein report conveniently colour coded countries that hosted torture camps ... Blue, Black, Violet and Green ... Life at the Salt Pit ... Roger Fitch files from Washington  

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    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    Bar wants to protect the public from Roulstone 

    Former Keddies' partner Scott Roulstone hammering on the door of the NSW bar council for a ticket ... Bar says there are unresolved issues ... Decision pending in NSW Supremes  

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    Monday
    Jan192015

    News Desk special

    Angelic death notices from the bar ... Soapy slips on FOI changes ... Unusual interlocutory costs order for Chris Dale ... Judge ticks off Abbott in letters' page ... Knock About's festive salute to the coppers  

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    Friday
    Jan162015

    Satire still intact 

    The Aussie version of the Tea Party is out in force, again, on free speech and the need to defenestrate s.18C ... Fallout from Charlie Hebdo ... Freedom Boy must have forgotten the Bropho case, if he ever knew about it in the first place ... Procrustes says Bin Laden should have studied Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party 

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