Issue 73 - July 2015
Speeches and Legal Articles of Interest

NewsJUDICIAL SPEECHES

Welcome at the Valedictory for Wilson J – by the Hon Justice John H Byrne A RFD, Senior Judge Administrator, Supreme Court of Queensland, 26 March 2015

Notes for Speech by Justice Alan Wilson on the Valedictory Ceremony to mark his retirement as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 26 March 2015

Induction for New Members of Parliament – Speech by Chief Justice Carmody, Chief Justice of Queensland, 18 March 2015

The Role of Judgecraft in a Multicultural Society – Speech by Justice R G Atkinson AO, 14 March 2015

2014 Year -End Report on the Federal Judiciary by Chief Justice Roberts of the United States Supreme Court

Speech by Justice John Paul Stevens (ret) of the US Supreme Court 24 March 2015 (see also the New York Times Editorial referred to in the speech)

The Relationship Between the Courts and the Media – Speech by the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, 31 January 2012

Judge not, that ye be not Judged the F A Mann Lecture 2015 by Lord Neuberger

After the Civil Procedure Act - Speech by the Hon T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of New South Wales on the 10 Year Anniversary of the Civil Procedure Act – 18 February 2015

Constitutional Law in the Federal and State Courts in 2014: The Judiciary and the Legislature – Speech by Justice John Basten, Justice of Appeal, New South Wales Court of Appeal, 13 February 2015

Advocacy and Ethics: the Self-Represented Litigant – paper by Justice R W White, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Equity Division, 18 October 2014

Australia - a Vital Commercial Hub in the Asia Pacific Region – Speech by Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, 25 February 2015

Depression: an Issue in the Study of Law – Speech by Justice Marshall of the Federal Court of Austtalia, 6 February 2015

Magna Carta and the Holy Grail – Speech by Lord Neuberger, 12 May 2015

Open and Accessible Courts – Paper by Justice Stephen Rares, Federal Court of Australia, 15 March 2015

OTHER SPEECHES

Lack of "Australian" Law a Barrier to Arbitration

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

THE NEW YORKER

The Rule of History - Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights and the hold of time

BBC NEWS

Legal Aid Reforms Risk Serious Miscarriage of Justice

RADIO NATIONAL – THE LAW REPORT

Magna Carta and Australia Interview with retired High Court Judge Susan Crennan

Judges' Maiden Speeches

COUNSEL MAGAZINE

A Changed Landscape

Magna Carta 1215-2015 by Alistair MacDonald QC, Chairman of the UK Bar.

Empty Benches - Court Faces Crisis Due to Poor Pay

LAWYERS WEEKLY

Australia Tipped as Arbitration Hub: Chief Justice

Time for Advocate's Immunity to End

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Flawed Humans Flawed Justice

CIVIL LITIGATION BRIEF

It's Not What the Judge said But The Way They Said It

THE NEWS GAZETTE

Judges Vote Against Reappointment of Fellow Judge

BRISBANE TIMES

Harper Lee's New Book to Top Harry Potter

BENCHMARK

Benchmark’s Weekly Civil Law review contains a selection of the week’s most important civil judgments in audio format

Benchmark Podcast

Cases are won and lost in court by more than just the technical, legal argument. The skill of advocacy makes up the differential, which can easily be traced to the art of acting. Listen to an interesting interview with Colin McPhillamy and Catherine McDonald on this topic.

Advocacy and Theatre