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14 Jan 2010
Secretary cracks and spills the beans on partner
There's more to a secretary than dictation and photocopying and as one lawyer now knows, it's worthwhile treating your secretary well - especially if ...
12 Jan 2010
It's purrrrjury as cat gets the jury call-up
A Boston jury commissioner refused to budge on his jury list, despite discovering last week that one of the selected few called up for duty was a cat....
16 Dec 2009
Lawyers’ spy-cam shame
A secretary at UK firm Lovells was been forced to resign after he was convicted of filming up a woman's skirt while she was shopping.As reported by ro...
15 Dec 2009
Judge berates lawyers for bad grammar
A US judge has become so irritated by lawyers' poor grammar and excessive use of legalese that he's prepared his own guidelines for lawyers submitting...
10 Dec 2009
Linklater’s lawyers still have too much free time
The slow workflows in London's Magic Circle firms are seemingly getting too much for some associates, who are obviously having trouble making producti...
2 Dec 2009
Lawyer’s bar application rejected over unpaid student loans
While it is often regarded as a tough slog for legal students in Australia, spare a thought for one US law graduate whose crippling student loans have...
30 Nov 2009
Bug repellent company taken to court for breeding mosquitoes
A Sri Lankan mosquito repellent manufacturer has been taken to court over the presence of mosquito breeding places on its premises, as the country str...
26 Nov 2009
Folklaw's list of future celebrity lawyers
After the news this week that former Australian Idol Judge Mark Holden is heading to the Bar, Folklaw decided to c ...
24 Nov 2009
Australian Idol judge becomes barrister
STAR TURN: Holden makes an appearance in this week's edition of Women's Day Former Australian...
18 Nov 2009
Duty calls … when desperate
Americans have found an innovative way to bolster their bank balances when times are tough - jury duty. For the first time in years, people are volunt...
16 Nov 2009
Polish lawsuit dropped after perpetrator ‘kicks the bucket’
A case against a Polish man has been dropped on appeal 18 months after he was taken to court for allegedly kicking a neighbour's plastic bucket.Waldem...
16 Nov 2009
NZ Force on lookout for Stormtrooper suspect
An avid New Zealand sci-fi fan has been left in a spin after thieves ran off with his newly-purchased Star Wars stormtrooper outfit - before was even ...
13 Nov 2009
Lawyer mocked over interview
A lawyer in UK firm Ashurst's Abu Dhabi office has been the subject of a well-earned mocking after boasting about his status symbols to a local newspa...
12 Nov 2009
Florida lawyer “smoking cigars” while authorities seize assets over Ponzi scheme
Authorities have seized the assets of a well-known Florida lawyer, after he was accused of running a Ponzi scheme believed to have defrauded investors...
10 Nov 2009
Lawyer in hot water over refusal to remove $30,000 watch
A Californian lawyer's obstinance has got him into hot water with a local sheriff's department, after he refused to take his wrist watch at a routine ...
5 Nov 2009
The top five famous faces of whistleblowing
With the Federal Government finally engaging the issue of improving protections for corporate whistleblowers (see ...
3 Nov 2009
NT police follow ‘Hansel & Gretel’ trail to drunk driver
Northern Territory police have followed a 'Hansel and Gretel' trail to trace an intoxicated driver who attempted a not-so-slippery getaway over the we...
2 Nov 2009
Striking postal workers raise ire of British constabulary
Striking British postal workers have raised the ire of the constabulary after a recent court decision has opened the door for lead-footed motorists to...
2 Nov 2009
Latvians not laughing after meteorite hoax
A Swedish mobile phone company has apologised after staging a PR stunt in which it created a 10-metre wide meteorite crater in the Latvian countryside...
2 Nov 2009
Clown arrested after ploughing into police car
"Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere," penned Shakespeare. But as one Canadian man has proven, foolery not only w...
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