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28 Sep 2010
Oh deer, no Moore
Fans of Hollywood actress Demi Moore were well and truly left hanging yesterday when she failed to turn up to a scheduled court appearance in Melbourn...
23 Sep 2010
Cranky Moore to have day in court
In what seems to be a growing trend of celebrities taking up space in the courtroom, actress Demi Moore is en route to Melbourne to try out her witnes...
23 Sep 2010
Jailbook to be slammed shut
Maintaining your Facebook status from inside the slammer may soon be impossible if the NSW Government has its way. It seems the Keneally Government is...
21 Sep 2010
Young lawyer jailed for drunken night out
Just as former Socceroos captain Craig Moore was arrested in Dubai for an "alcohol-related charge", a Freshfields trainee lawyer has also found himsel...
15 Sep 2010
Judge's heckling of lawyer leads to re-trial
A New York judge has taken his benchly wisdom a little too far by ridiculing a defence lawyer to such an extent that an appeals panel was forced to di...
15 Sep 2010
Serve your client, not his wife...
A member of the South Carolina bar, with an unblemished disciplinary record after 37 years of practice, has come crashing down from grace after gettin...
14 Sep 2010
Don't call Obama a pr*ck
In yet another example of why you shouldn't use technology when you've had a few too many, a drunken British teenager has been banned from the US for ...
13 Sep 2010
Queensland lawyer smokes Koran and Bible
The American Christian pastor who recently proposed to burn multiple copies of the Koran on 11 September has inspired a Brisbane-based atheist lawyer ...
10 Sep 2010
Prison visits equate to bra-free time
In what is cited as being necessary for purely practical reasons, female lawyers in Belgium are being ordered to remove their bras when visiting clien...
8 Sep 2010
Bad fashion sense becomes illegal
In the town of Dublin, Georgia it is about to become a crime to look stupid. According to CNN, Dublin mayor Phil Best is teaching young teenagers what...
6 Sep 2010
Awkward moment in court for Fraser-Kirk
As if former David Jones publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk didn't have enough on her mind during the first hearing of the suit against former CEO Mark McIn...
2 Sep 2010
Young lawyers should be avoided
Most law firm websites these days sound very much the same but one particular firm in the UK has a website with a difference. According to Oxfordshire...
1 Sep 2010
Juror makes Facebook faux pas
Most of us can recall a time when someone has provided way too much information on Facebook, but a young American juror has taken things a bit further...
31 Aug 2010
Blisters and chafe haunt Trailwalker lawyers
As Folklaw and the team settled down for a post-work drink last Friday, we spared a brief thought for the good-hearted lawyers foregoing their Friday ...
20 Aug 2010
Legally savvy? Take the quiz
Lawyers can now test their legal know-how - or lack of it - with a quiz invented by Queensland lawyer and legal blogger Paul Brennan.Brennan, who is t...
20 Aug 2010
Sneaky insults and brazen heckles: some of the best
With the announcement this week that a woman in the USA was threatening legal action after she was anonymously called a "whore" on YouTube, Folklaw th...
18 Aug 2010
Going out in (dubious) style
With the recent news that the Northern Territory Government is moving to change Azaria Chamberlain's death certificate to reflect that she was "taken ...
17 Aug 2010
Lawyer's house becomes den of iniquity
A long-awaited working holiday has turned awry for an American lawyer and his wife after their real estate agent allegedly used their vacant house to ...
12 Aug 2010
Diamonds not a supermodel's best friend
Who would have thought that the gift of diamonds could result in so much trouble for the recipient?With the "blood diamond" trial against the former L...
11 Aug 2010
Judge pays for popcorn habit
A New York City judge has been unceremoniously fired and fined $5500 after accepting popcorn bribes from a snack food delivery driver with too many pa...
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