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24 Oct 2018
NSW crown solicitor to become NCAT president and judge
NSW has appointed a new Supreme Court judge and president of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
Bar survey results
23 Oct 2018
Victorian judiciary responds to ‘concerning’ bar survey results
Key stakeholders of the Victorian judicial system have responded to what’s being described as concerning results from the ‘Wellbeing of the Victor...
22 Oct 2018
Technology should be a barrister’s best friend for networking
Technology is often perceived as a foe, but when it comes to effective networking, it should instead be an invaluable resource, according to a Melbour...
22 Oct 2018
Judicial bullying rife in Victoria
Almost 60 per cent of Victorian barristers feel they have experienced judicial bullying in the course of their working lives, according to a new repor...
19 Oct 2018
NSW Public Defenders and barrister battle over alleged ‘systemic failures’ in recruitment process
A Wollongong-based barrister has penned an explosive open letter to the NSW Public Defenders office, alleging a “compromised, unfair” process in i...
19 Oct 2018
Relocation a crumbling bridge too far to cross
Australia’s Family Court has always been an adversarial system, writes Armstrong Legal's Peter Magee. Write comment (1 Comment) ...
19 Oct 2018
Victoria welcomes new County Court judge
The Victorian government has announced the appointment of Magistrate Philip Ginnane as its newest County Court judge. Write comment (0 Commen...
17 Oct 2018
Barrister heads to Victoria’s Coroners Court
A member of the Victorian Bar for over two decades has been declared the new coroner of the Coroners Court of Victoria. Write comment (0 Comm...
17 Oct 2018
Review underway on state’s contempt of court laws
The state of Victoria will examine its contempt of court laws as part of a review which will consider whether they should be “modernised to enhance...
16 Oct 2018
Victoria names 3 new magistrates
Three experienced barristers have been appointed to the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. Write comment (0 Comments) ...
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