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The Bar
19 Apr 2018
Emojis in law: Making a mess of messaging
Emojis feel like they’ve been around forever because they substitute for some of the nuance lost in written text, especially when tone and physical ...
16 Apr 2018
More needed to protect lawyers against judicial bullies
Legal employers should consider the courtroom as a workplace just like any other, and thus have mechanisms in place to ensure optimal wellness for law...
WA Supreme Court, new judge, scales of justice
16 Apr 2018
WA Supreme Court appoints new judge
The Supreme Court of Western Australia has gained a senior judicial officer. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
13 Apr 2018
Supreme Court welcomes appointment of Vic QC
A leading commercial barrister has joined the Supreme Court bench in Victoria. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
13 Apr 2018
NSW A-G announces 3 new magistrates
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman announced the appointment of three new magistrates for the Local Court of NSW on Wednesday. Write comment ...
11 Apr 2018
Vic Bar launches legal studies award for next generation of lawyers
Some of the top ranked school-aged students in the city of Hume have been recognised by the Victorian Bar for academic excellence in Legal Studies. ...
10 Apr 2018
Remembering Bourkey: An inspiration and ‘outstanding criminal barrister’
Dr Matt Collins QC has remembered one of the Victorian Bar’s longest practising members, Brian Brouke AC, as an inspiration to future generations. ...
9 Apr 2018
Prominent former High Court judge offers wisdom to up and comers
The University of Southern Queensland has hosted the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, who offered his time to inspire students through a series of lec...
5 Apr 2018
‘National disgrace’: NSW Bar president shines light on ‘shameful’ prison stats
The NSW Bar Association has backed urgent calls for a new Indigenous court in the state following a new report, which revealed “deeply troubling” ...
4 Apr 2018
Tributes flow for legal ‘legend’ Brian Bourke
The late Brian Bourke AC, Victoria’s longest practising barrister, who in 1967 defended the last person to be hanged in Australia, has been remember...
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