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    Entries in Legal aid (9)

    Tuesday
    Dec092014

    "We have priced ourselves into oblivion"

    Productivity Commission's report on improving access to justice ... Lawyers are like mechanics ... The power of selling "credence goods" ... Large number of recommendations to give greater choice to consumers, to improve the court system and to enhance community legal centres ... Nina Ubaldi combs through the report and locates the juicy bits 

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    Friday
    May232014

    Hocking the budget

    Essential programs slashed and burnt in Hockey budget - including Bret Walker's job ... Here comes Mega-Trib ... Fancy bookshelves ruled out-of-order for Chinese judges ... How to get a remedy against an indigent blogger  

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    Tuesday
    Sep032013

    George cares

    Election that takes us nowhere ... Legal aid only encourages the poor to be "extremely litigious" ... Removing government funded advice for "queue jumpers" ... Coalition seeking to shaft the Constitution ... Procrustes issues a pent-up moan

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    Tuesday
    Jul162013

    Ghostly confusion over authorship

    Wrong byline on Law Society prez's article in the Fin Review ... Seeking the "number one" barrister in the land ... Lionel Murphy's ALAO anniversary celebrated in enemy territory 

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    Friday
    May102013

    Legal Aid: pips are squealing 

    Boning knife taken to NSW Legal Aid ... No money for defended Local Court trials, unless defendants face the "real possibility" of a gaol sentence ... Letter from director of the criminal law division ... Challenges in "managing the reaction from the bench" ... Massive resources for the coppers produces squeeze further down the food chain 

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    Monday
    Mar182013

    Two sorts of fusion

    The fusion that dares not speak its name ... How many lawyers does it take ...? ... Solicitors and barristers - differences ... Supreme Court decisions on legal aid rulings in Victoria show the extent of the barristers-judges fusion ... Tulkinghorn explains 

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    Monday
    Mar112013

    Old Mates Act

    Exciting new brooms in the boardroom of NSW Legal Aid ... Commodore Collins hired to slay plans for green slip and motor accident reform 

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    Friday
    Feb222013

    Fair trials for lawyers

    Staying criminal trials in the hope that legal aid will stump-up more money ... Solicitorless in a fused world ... Too much work for barristers ... More lawyers needed for cases that are not complex 

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    Friday
    Feb012013

    The rich tapestry of the law

    New-Old life for Dyse ... Allens' former senior partner's breast-taking moment ... The ineffectiveness of suppression orders in the internet age ... Private equity fund gobbles Lawyers Fortnightly ... Torturous 14 year grind by the SA Bureau de Spank 

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