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Labor candidate for the seat of Sunnybank is well-known Brisbane solicitor Peter Russo ... Driven into politics by the Newman government's assault on criminal defendants and the independence of the judiciary ... Russo is on Justinian's Couch discussing important things, like food, the use of breath fresheners and the contents of his bedside table ... Read on ... 

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The guano flies ... Abuse of power by heads of state in Nauru and PNG ... Asylum seeker dumping grounds ... Australia unconcerned about abuses and corruption on our doorstep ... Read more ...


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Deja Vu

Lawyers and money ... Reprising Bret Walker SC's famous St James Ethics Centre speech on lawyers and their money ... Law and social justice ... Walker's prediction about the corporatisation of law firms is already a reality ... From the Banco Court at the NSW Supremes ... October 18, 2005 ...Justinian's archives ... Read on ... 

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Obituary ... Peter Lyons remembers Peter Underwood ... Governor of Taswegia, former chief justice, former judge ... Social justice and legal education were his calling cards ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian Featurettes

    Labor candidate for the seat of Sunnybank is well-known Brisbane solicitor Peter Russo ... Driven into politics by the Newman government's assault on criminal defendants and the independence of the judiciary ... Russo is on Justinian's Couch ... Read on ... 


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    Peter Hayes QC died seven years ago in distressing circumstances ... Peter Faris and Isaac Brott were on hand to warn us about the dangers of lawyers taking too many powders ... From Justinian's archive ... June 1, 2007 ... Read more ...


     

    Friday
    Mar092012

    Get your Roxon

    Nicola Roxon has her nose in all corners of the AG's department ... Contrast with dear Robert McClelland could not be more stark ... A majority of women on the High Court is a distinct possibility ... Polly Peck files from Canberra 

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    Friday
    Mar092012

    Have your questions developed a steady rhythm?

    Transcript of proceedings foreshadows life under the new Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates ... Barristers required to meet competency standards ... Assessment panels and judicial evaluation ... The future has arrived ... Leverhulme's London Calling   

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    Wednesday
    Mar072012

    Help - I'm in the same club as Eugene McGee

    The Eugene McGee hit-run case was chillingly investigated by the ABC's Australian Story ... Police and lawyers mutual protection society hard at work ... McGee slips through the system ... The brain-snap defence ... Bitterness in the small club of the Adelaide legal establishment ... Barry Lane reports 

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    Thursday
    Mar012012

    Keddies contempt appeal

    Keddies asks Court of Appeal to throw Justice Adams off their contempt case ... Complaints of "derision and scepticism" ... Basten JA says "unseemly exchanges" between bench and bar not uncommon ... Evidence seeking to contradict a court transcript rejected ... Conspiracy denied ... Brigit Morris reports 

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    Wednesday
    Feb292012

    Balmain girls don't need to cry

    Judicial and quasi-judicial appointments ... Much grandstanding about an "open and fair" system based on merit ... Yet party mates seem to make the grade without too many formalities ... Time for the NSW AG to get his "restoring faith" policy into action ... The strange story of the NSW Coroner's appointment 

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    Tuesday
    Feb282012

    Hits of the blitz

    Case management regime rolls out at ACT Supremes … Extra money and judge allocated to backlog "blitz" … This month judgment delivered in a case after 39 months cogitation … Exclusive table of long-tail reserved judgments 

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    Tuesday
    Feb282012

    Too much testosterone

    Harrassment and bullying by lawyers ... It's time the big swinging dicks were pulled into line, so to speak ... Neil (Mr Ethics) Watt exposes the problem and outlines the solution ... Bully for him 

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    Tuesday
    Feb282012

    One of the boys

    Junior Junior sticks it to an older male barrister ... Ogling attractive women in the lift ... How a fledgling female barrister should respond to male barrister's swooning remarks directed at another women ... Etiquette 

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    Monday
    Feb272012

    File closed ... now move on

    Keddies, again … Self-regulation protects the independence of the legal profession and allows the most flagrant breaches of ethical standards to be regarded as acceptable … Tracing the Tariq overcharging case and how all misconduct complaints found their way to the dust bin … Charging another three-quarters of the amount on top of what is acceptable is not gross overcharging ... Victim presses for inquiry into OLSC 

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