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    "There have been no cuts to payments to Community Legal Centres by the Commonwealth Government." 

    Attorney General George Brandis in a speech to the Bar Association of Queensland, March 25, 2017. 

    "The government will commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years for Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services." 

    Attorney General George Brandis announcing the refunding of the cuts that had never happened, April 24, 2017 ... Read more ... 


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    The post-Warren world - nominations and odds ... New CJ for the Vic Supremes ... Field set for the Warren Replacement Stakes ... Contenders nominated by Justinian's readers ... Curious odds being offered ... Names most frequently mentioned: Doyle, McLeod and Maxwell ... Read more ... 


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    Springing Pauline from the nick ... Electoral fraud ... Forget the dishonest intent, see how the lunge for contract law saved Pauline ... Qld Court of Appeal missed the golden opportunity to finish Pauline Hanson's One Nation for good ... Instead, unpersuasive reasoning saved her and saddled the country with more poisonous nonsense ... Thanks Daphnis ... From Justinian's archive ...  November 18, 2003 ... Read more ... 


     

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    Justinian proudly publishes some of the finest lawyers ever to get their fingers near a computer keyboard. 

    Dorothy says ... Dorothy inhabits a big law firm somewhere in the wide brown land. Disturbing insights into partners' meetings, management techniques and firm retreats. 
    Junior Junior ... Our baby barrister blogger slowly comes to grips with the mysteries of the bar. 
    Peach Melba ... Dazzling, with a finely tuned Yarraside snout. 
    Theodora ... Theodora was married to Justinian, and despite a shaky start in life now runs the empire like Mrs Thatcher. 

    We'd happily induct you into the blawging hall of fame if you wanted to unpack a few burning issues. Contact the Ed. for further and better particulars. 

     

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    Entries in Barristers (12)

    Sunday
    Nov132016

    It's gruesome at the bottom

    The hunt for briefs ... Networking events for hungry barristers ... Telling lies to solicitors ... Junior Junior fills up on cheese balls 

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    Wednesday
    May182016

    That's not funny

    Appearing before the gods of the bench ... Dire warning about flippancy in court ... Correctly reading the judicial temperament ... Traps for young players ... Junior Junior on adjournment techniques 

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    Monday
    Oct282013

    Brief encounter  

    The interplay between barrister and solicitor ... Did Junior Junior's female friend at the bar get a big brief because the solicitor fancied her? ... Surely it's her legal skills that are in demand?  

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    Wednesday
    Jul102013

    Untrustworthy opponents

    Treachery among learned friends ... Being double-crossed by one's own ... Junior Junior would rather play fair and lose the case, than foul and win it ... How honourable can you get? 

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    Wednesday
    Jun052013

    Business class

    When do I get to fly business class? ... Is it true that as barristers' incomes grow, they lose touch with the early years of poverty? ... Why is that small licks of money are spent as though the good times never end? ... Junior Junior ponders these and other questions, as she prepares for an economy flight on China Air 

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    Monday
    Jan212013

    Back into it

    Some barristers have to slink back to work because of their shameful antics at the end-of-year chamber's party ... Junior Junior is not one of them ... She stayed late at the party and now has something up her sleeve that may prove useful on a rainy night 

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    Wednesday
    Dec192012

    Motherhood at the bar

    There are rules for women who have children while at the bar ... No space for joys of motherhood ... Junior Junior unmoved by WBF instructions 

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    Friday
    Oct192012

    Leg break

    Extracting overdue money from a solicitor while still being smarmy enough to get further briefs ... The waiting game ... So sorry to bother you ... Junior Junior thinks it time to break some legs 

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    Wednesday
    Oct032012

    Opinions from counsel

    Dorothy's helpful tips to barristers on how not to write ridiculous opinions ... Avoid expressions from 1873 ... Be clear about saying "it's not clear" ... Use less paper ... Better quality wishy-washy 

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    Wednesday
    Jul112012

    Chamber's politics

    One has to be so careful in switching chambers ... The thrill of being accepted ... The cold realisation that it's time to find new digs ... Junior Junior tiptoes through the chamber's selection ordeal 

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    Friday
    Jun292012

    I had a dream ... 

    Oh no ... Is there a double standard at the modern bar when it comes to s*xual relationships? ... Junior Junior discovers the boundaries between business and pleasure 

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    Tuesday
    Nov222011

    Mr Mortified assumes too much

    Junior Junior in court to catch Mr Mortified putting his foot in it during sentencing submissions ... Cringe ... When will men learn? ... Nothing should be assumed 

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