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icon_from_ed.jpgWelcome to the June 2012 edition. This month we celebrate the art of advocacy. The Editor can recall in his earliest time of practice of hearing the story of a solicitor who questioned one of the then leaders of the Queensland Bar, Ian Callinan QC, as to the area of the law ... read more

Banco Court Performance: A Man for All Seasons

Pictures from launch of the Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan
Issue 56: June 2012
Swearing-In of Justice Gotterson Swearing-In of Justice Gotterson The Honourable Justice Robert Gotterson was sworn in as a Judge of Appeal on 2 May 2012. The following address was given by the Honourable Chief Justice de Jersey AC at the ceremony, he...Read More >>
New Brisbane Supreme Court and District Court Building The Chief Justice The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC has provided the following information about the new metropolitan courthouse, including an interesting overview of the building design and ...Read More >> New Brisbane Supreme Court and District Court Building
In This Issue
In Brief  News, views, Practice Directions, events, forthcoming national and international conferences, CPD seminars and more ...     New Brisbane Supreme and District Courthouse ...Read More >>
Advocacy: Performance of the Law - Acting Techniques for Law Student Mooters This paper by James E. Smith outlines a range of acting techniques taught to student mooters, which may also assist practising advocates. Read More >>
The Gentle Art of Advocacy in the Family CourtIn the following paper Justice Colin Forrest provides helpful and encouraging advice for barristers wishing to establish their practice in family law. The paper was presented at a pupil...Read More >>
CPD EventsThe following is a list of the Bar Association’s upcoming CPD events. Read More >>
AdvocacyThis article by Brian Morgan suggests techniques to help advocates achieve clarity in their written and oral communication, which can be adapted to a range of different circum...Read More >>
Appellate AdvocacyThe following paper was presented by Michael Copley S.C. at a recent CPD seminar. Primarily this paper concerns appellate advocacy in the context of the “miscarriage of justice” ground pro...Read More >>
Appellate Advocacy Revisited The following paper was presented by the Honourable Justice Hugh Fraser at a CPD seminar held on 26 April 2012. The paper addresses the nature of appeals, including an ov...Read More >>
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Mercedes-Benz BrisbaneIntroducing the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Programme for Queensland Bar Association members. When you own a Mercedes-Benz, you become a part of a culture of excellence. It’s what defines us ...Read More >>
“The Man”: A View from WithinIn this article Stephen Keim S.C. reflects upon his experience working alongside other members of the legal profession in the production of "A Man for All Seasons". The play was performed in...Read More >>
How To Be a Good Junior: Part 1 The following paper by Damien O’Brien addresses a selection of practical issues faced by Juniors when working with Silks. Read More >>
SILQ BarristerSILQ Barrister: Australia’s leading software for barristers. SILQ takes care of your business so you can spend more time on your business. Available on both Mac and PC ...Read More >>
Keep the Faith, Look the Part and Wear the WigA Response to James O’Neill’s Article Advocating the Abandonment of Wigs In this article Ron Swanwick of the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions considers the role of lega...Read More >>
Working with Senior Counsel - How to be a Good JuniorThe following is a transcript of a panel discussion conducted at a recent CPD session, which focussed on  practical ways that Junior Counsel could improve performance and practice. The panel...Read More >>
Working with Senior Counsel: Issues Arising at Trial In this paper, Adrian Duffy touches upon some of the matters relevant to Junior Counsel working with Senior Counsel in the context of the trial. The paper was presented at the recent CPD session on th...Read More >>
How to be a Good Junior: Avoiding and Managing Conflicts with Senior Counsel This paper by Liam Dollar outlines the duties of Junior Counsel and suggests practical ways of addressing legal and ethical conflicts in a range of circumstances. Read More >>
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The Pickwick Papers and Separating Witnesses: Evolution of a Salutary Practice Susan Anderson has written the following article, which is a tangent of legal research arising in her reading of Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.Read More >>
The Law ReportPresented by Damien Carrick, the Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of ju...Read More >>
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Book Review: Help! – How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More DoneAuthor: Oliver Burkeman1 Publisher: Canongate Reviewed by James McNabRead More >>
Fitness FirstExercise Boosts Brainpower and Productivity A recent clinical trial performed by Swinburne University and the Body-Brain Performance Institute showed that investment in a Workplace Vitality progr...Read More >>
Book Review: Closer to StoneAuthor: Simon Cleary Publisher: UQP, softcover, 296 pages, Reviewed by Brian MorganRead More >>
Barcare Bootcamp  CBD FITNESS is the specialist holistic corporate fitness provider for sedentary and time poor executive people within the Brisbane CBD and Metropolitan locations.     The Holist...Read More >>
Court of Appeal Judgment Summary Notes The following summary notes of recent decisions of the Queensland Court of Appeal have been prepared by Bruce Godfrey, Court of Appeal Research Officer. They provide a brief overview of each case. For...Read More >>
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High Court of Australia Judgment Summary Notes The following summary notes of recent decisions of the High Court of Australia provide a brief overview of each case. For more detailed information, please consult the Reasons for Judgment which may b...Read More >>
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