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13 Apr 2010
Law student creates legal iPhone app
A UK law student, with perhaps too much time on his hands, has come up with a new iPhone application for lawyers that allows users to access the curre...
8 Apr 2010
Magistrate gets into strife over dog's business
Former Victorian magistrate Raffaele Barberio has found himself in a bit of a mess over his German Shepherd's faeces.According to The Age, Barberio wa...
6 Apr 2010
Dean offers students drinking advice
Students at an American law school have told their paranoid Dean that just because they've organised a little bit of boozing fun, it does not mean the...
1 Apr 2010
When status updates get you fired
Yes, Folklaw has been known to travel down the road of shining the spotlight on those who publicly vent on facebook - only to get fired - before, but ...
30 Mar 2010
Beauty in the eye of the lawyer
It's official: if you're a hot lawyer, your pay packet will be hot too - unless you graduated in the 1980s. In the midst of a recent debate about whet...
25 Mar 2010
Multiplicity killed the cat
Fur is set to fly after a South Australian local council restricted to two the number of cats allowed in any one household, reports Perth Now.In a con...
25 Mar 2010
Trainees get up close and personal
Trainees of Addleshaw Goddard got more than they bargained for when they attended their annual weekend conference held in London.According to Rollonfr...
17 Mar 2010
Career change anyone?
Ex-lawyer Philip Jenks - who runs a company selling unusual law-themed gifts - has an interesting and very different job offer for Oz lawyers after so...
17 Mar 2010
Punching clients, courtroom brawls: a world of lawyers behaving badly
There are endless reports of lawyers behaving badly around the world, and in celebration (or commiseration) Folklaw has selected three of the more mem...
15 Mar 2010
Fruit thief should watch her back
Not only are the partners disappearing at Clayton Utz - but so is the fresh fruit. According to reports by Firm Spy, a Clayton Utz employee is taking ...
11 Mar 2010
Lawyer gets rude shock in toilet
A former cleaner caught spying on and trying to photo­graph an unfortunate woman in a Freehills toilet cubicle now faces a possible jail sentence,...
11 Mar 2010
Cheeky graffiti artist gets taste of own medicine
A Mexican judge has been fired after attempting to dish out a highly unusual punishment to a juvenile graffiti artist: spray-painting the teenager's b...
9 Mar 2010
The Lawyers Weekly's Oscars
There has been no shortage of movies made about lawyers and the law over the years, but there are some standouts that Lawyers Weekly have nominated fo...
3 Mar 2010
Students receive accidental scholarships
Prospective students of an American law school enjoyed a short-lived moment when they were told the exciting news they had received a scholarship wort...
2 Mar 2010
Lawyer creates his and hers business card
A Canadian divorce lawyer, James Mahon, has truly captured the concept of divorce with a "his and hers" business card design.According to Above the L...
26 Feb 2010
Angry spammer launches inbox blitz
American lawyers and law students have found themselves the target of a zealous and belligerent spammer aiming to stamp out racism and sexism within l...
25 Feb 2010
Not-so-red roses
UK firm Eversheds' Birmingham office has showed its romantic side to employees by sending out a firm-wide cyber-poem with which to end Valentine's Day...
23 Feb 2010
So close, yet so far...
Two unfortunate Herbert Smith trainees have been left high and dry after failing an exam in their legal practice course (LPC) by a whopping one mark, ...
16 Feb 2010
A new blouse for every six minutes
A retired American judge has been admonished for ordering a lawyer, who settled a class action lawsuit, to accept payment of his $US125,000 ($141,000)...
9 Feb 2010
An Indonesian boy was, well, stung by his own prank after the repercussions of his mischief-making left him facing criminal charges last week, The Jak...
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