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    Entries in Silk selection (9)

    Tuesday
    Sep302014

    Portraits of the law 

    Yarraside bar launches portrait gallery of ancient monuments ... How to shop in a wig and gown ... Stalled career relaunched at the bar ... Standby for silk fest ... Fighting for you 

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    Thursday
    Aug282014

    Silk queue

    Applicants for Senior Counsel in New South Wales ... 102 put their hands up in a bleak market ... Repeat contenders aplenty ... The list in full 

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    Friday
    Aug012014

    Picking a small bone

    Barrister's silk application arrives 12 minutes after deadline ... Told by bar executive director that it will not be considered ... No "special circumstances" ... Correspondence ... Lawyers at ten paces  

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    Monday
    Oct142013

    Salon de Refusés 

    Selection of new silks ... An odd arrangement that rewards and divides the bar ... The relative importance of popularity and outstanding achievement ... A fresh round of humiliation ... Ginger Snatch reflects  

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    Friday
    Nov252011

    Stressful times at Brisvegas bar 'n' grill

    Silk appointments gridlocked ... Old favourites rejected, again ... Grim economic conditions for juniors ... Helpful advice on how barristers can ingratiate themselves ... Constable Plod takes an insensitive attitute to late BAS and tax returns ... Sir Terence O'Rort explores the misery  

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    Thursday
    Oct202011

    Rise of the refuseniks 

    Rumblings in Phillip Street ... Silk refusenicks run for council elections ... More detailed information to be supplied to failed applicants for silk ... Process could drag on into next month ... "Vote for change" 

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    Friday
    Aug122011

    Hands up those who want to be silk

    Here we go again ... A fresh/old batch of NSW applicants for the silk robe ... Tragedy awaits ... 96 in contention ... Salon de refusés beckons 

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    Monday
    May022011

    Sick of silks

    Chief Justice of Victoria shunts the silk selection business ... Too busy for this beloved duty ... Dismay abounds as NSW model is in contention

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    Wednesday
    Jun302010

    Keeping the bastards honest

    Greg Curtin, member of the NSW bar council who last year agitated for silk selection reform, reviews the new process … A revised protocol supported by “conventions” should made the system more performance focussed

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