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The future of the Adelaide Law Society President's Points of Law column was recently thrown into doubt, with The Advertiser threatening to axe the weekly column.President John Goldberg received…

The future of the Adelaide Law Society President's Points of Law column was recently thrown into doubt, with The Advertiser threatening to axe the weekly column.

President John Goldberg received a letter from the Managing Editor of The Advertiser, advising that "due to budgetary constraints", the paper would not be continuing the column beyond the end of July 2009.

The Law Society received a fee for the column, which it has now waived for 12 months to secure its continued presence in the paper.

According to Goldberg, the proceeds of the fee were set aside for legal journalism awards.

Goldberg spoke out against the cancellation of the column in the latest edition of the Law Society Journal, describing it one of the "perks of office".

"It is an opportunity to express a considered view on a topic, admittedly legal or with a legal flavour," he said, "long may the column continue."

The first column was published on 13 February 1999 and discussed the confidentiality of jurors and what occurs in the jury room.

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