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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...
9 Aug 2010
Audience dares not move as firm declares its brand
In a classic case of making sure the warm up act attracts the punters, IP firm Watermark used a presentation by one the key figures behind MasterChef ...
5 Aug 2010
Pot smokers court out
A six month intelligence gathering operation conducted by Taree police has ended in a massive result for law enforcers: a whole three people were nabb...
4 Aug 2010
He who sees wins
Remember the gorgeous little seeing-eye fluffy puppy adopted by Brisbane firm Trilby Misso? Well, after much debate and discussion, the little fella h...
2 Aug 2010
Lawyer goes potty
An innovative English lawyer with an aversion to getting poo on his hands has traded in his crappy job with Osborne Clarke Lawyers for, well, another ...
30 Jul 2010
Do you really want to send that?
Most of us have worked with people who tend to lack a little email etiquette. These types of people send what they think are quick, short, efficient e...
28 Jul 2010
Top 10 political gaffes
At Folklaw we love a good list, and with an election campaign currently chugging, or stuttering along, what better source of entertainment is out ther...
23 Jul 2010
Leave your stilettos at the door
With Lindsay Lohan starting a 90-day jail term this week, Folklaw thought it would take a look at 10 celebrities who have been thrown in the slammer. ...
22 Jul 2010
Bringing back the biff
An American lawyer with serious anger control issues has been charged with assault after he repeatedly punched his opposing counsel during a Gillard-A...
20 Jul 2010
Firm appointment is cute and fluffy
Queensland firm Trilby Misso has appointed a gorgeous new addition to the team.With his soft ears, shiny coat and wet nose, the seven-week-old Labrado...
20 Jul 2010
Real-life lawyers are just as bad as fictional ones
Folklaw was dismayed to find out recently that lawyers have, once again, taken a beating in the court of public opinion. Really, it's been a tough cou...
15 Jul 2010
Self representation gone wrong
Two rather foolish defendants, accused of scamming homeowners for over $3 million, insisted on representing themselves at their trial, despite the jud...
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