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22 May 2009
Chambers' stench forces barristers out
Melbourne barristers are fuming over a revolting smell wafting through the corridors of Douglas Menzies Chambers. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
20 May 2009
Chief Justice rules on court funding
THE Chief Justice of Australia's highest court has delivered a timely speech about the challenges of court funding. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
12 May 2009
Judge-led mediation expert bolsters court ADR pilot
Victoria has brought in an international expert on judge-led mediation to educate the State's judiciary ahead of a pilot mediation program to be imple...
12 May 2009
Chief Justice scrutinises personality and justice
THE Chief Justice of Australia's highest court has scrutinised how an advocate's personality and personal values impact their administration of justic...
11 May 2009
News in brief: Takeovers Panel; Magistrate in sex case
Takeovers Panel appoints new legal guns; Sex case against Adelaide magistrate dropped Write comment (0 Comments) ...
9 May 2009
Barristers face pay lag as financials crumble
Barristers are voicing concerns about pay as law firms and their clients lag on bill payments. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
8 May 2009
Devil in detail of court restructure: Aus Bar
"The devil, and God, will be in the detail" of the recently announced restructure of the Federal, Federal Magistrates and Family courts, according to ...
8 May 2009
Aus barrister had legs stretched to be taken seriously
A soon-to-be Queensland lawyer endured nine months of excruciating pain having her legs broken and stretched in a bid to be taken seriously. Wr...
7 May 2009
Einfeld admits he is not fit to practice law: lawyer
Marcus Einfeld, the embattled former Federal Court judge, wants to remove himself from the New South Wales Bar Association, the NSW Supreme Court has ...
6 May 2009
Law Council welcomes court restructure
The Law Council has welcomed the proposed overhaul of the Federal, Magistrates and Family courts. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
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