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The quality of mercy knows no limits ... Timbo Carmody rejects application to strike-off solicitor who fraudulently inflated timesheets ... Still "an ethical member" of the profession ... "Status seeking" solicitor's "safety switch" is back-on ... Plus, Melbourne solicitor has no prospect of rehabilitation ... Read more ... 


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Rent-a-quote ... Attorney General Porter supports two contradictory notions ... Free speech to attack judges personally, but the Law Council shouldn't criticise the Family Court CJ over the Three Wigs Willy affair ... News Corpse hacks do their stuff ... Department of Cant and Hypocrisy ... Read more ... 


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Sydney law factory ramps-up production ... University of Sydney opens the gates to more law students than ever ... 50% greater than the rate of enrolment in previous years ... More places were also opened to transfer students ... Unsustainable pressure ... Read more ... 

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    "Apart from one treacherous act of base duplicity, I enjoyed all of my time at the bar. I was lucky to start at the bar as a pupil of Griffin QC who quickly taught me three things: (a) there's nothing better in life than fees; (b) why take on only one trial brief per day if you're offered three; (c) always tell solicitors about the great victories you had achieved and never tell them about your losses."  

    Federal Circuit Court swearing-in speech by Judge Gregory Egan. February 7, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Michael Finnane QC joins us on the couch to talk about himself and his book The Pursuit of Justice ... In fact, he's concerned whether the courts actually deliver justice ... The sweep of history and experience from Menzies to Turnbull ... Read more ... 


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    Justinian's archive

    Clayton Utz in workplace defo drama ... Former Clayton Utz solicitor sues the firm for defamation … Email sent at the direction of former Law Soc prez Joe Catanzariti … Partners argue that proposed amended statement of claim "seriously prejudices them" ... Justice Simpson says firm’s submission is "inapt" ... Read more ... 


     

    Monday
    Dec212015

    Wigging up ... wigging down

    Vic County Court's schedule of judicial wig preferences ... Study it carefully ... Yarraside bar's female silk defence ... Bluto up-to-speed when it comes to concurring with other's reasons ... Seasons greetings from the conveyancer general 

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    Saturday
    Dec192015

    Goody Two Shoes to the rescue

    NSW law bulletin ... The AG and the defenestrated Law Reform Commission ... Getting Alan Cameron to breathe life into a comatose commission ... Criminal trial disgrace in the Dizzo ... CCA cranky about underfunded trial courts ... Two-Shoes Upton throws $20 million at the problem  

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    Thursday
    Dec172015

    US rewrites the Geneva Conventions

    US Supreme Court's dreadful legacy ... Fifteenth anniversary of Bush v Gore - the decision that "changed everything" ... The environmental hazards of international "trade" agreements ... Guantánamo prisoner held for 13 years in a case of mistaken identity ... Roger Fitch, Our Man in Washington 

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    Monday
    Dec142015

    It's Christmas (Island)

    Maurice Blackburn wins the right to interview "entrusted people" with "protected information" for Christmas Island class action ... Chink opens in punitive Border Force secrecy provisions ... Jack Forrest to the rescue 

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    Monday
    Dec142015

    Hyperventilation and hostility

    ICAC ... Conflicts of interest ... Journalists as players and recipients of leaks ... Unsound assertions in Inspector Levine's unsatisfactory report on the Cunneen case ... It's important that commissioner Megan Latham not yield in the face of tribal attacks 

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    Thursday
    Dec102015

    Being perfect is bad

    It's depressing for law students ... Trying too hard to be perfect while feeling that work is pointless ... Where do we get off? ... Law students less inclined to share and help ... Too much competition ... Barely Legal gets the end-of-year blues 

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    Thursday
    Dec102015

    Who is the real Inspector Clouseau?

    Former ICAC commissioner David Ipp rejects The Australian's criticism of the Doyles Creek Mining corruption findings ... Corrupt grant of exploration licence that robbed the state of well over $50 million ... Misplaced attack on ICAC inquiry 

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    Friday
    Dec042015

    Salaciousness disguised as gravitas

    Book launch news ... Defamatorium ... Launch by Justinian's editor of David Rolph's steamy, yet scholarly, work on defamation law ... Cocktails and nourishment turned on by Gilbert + Tobin ... Historic occasion on which a book was not launched by Michael Kirby 

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    Friday
    Dec042015

    Prison - the new normal

    Law Council's Indigenous imprisonment symposium ... Cutting the incarceration rate ... Growing concern amid the political inaction ... Suggestions, policies, strategies ... Where to start? ... From Kate Lilly at Conferenceville 

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