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Feb 2014

A court case can be overwhelming for litigants at the best of times, but the experience is certainly more daunting if you’re preparing to face court without a lawyer. With this in mind, last week the New South Wales state government launched a series of videos aimed at assisting self-represented litigants to prepare for court.

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12
Feb 2014

For most law students, holiday work experience means spending your summer indoors. But student volunteers at the University of Newcastle's Legal Centre have been able to escape the office each week as part of the annual Law on the Beach clinic.

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11
Feb 2014

The University of Queensland and the University of Western Australia faced off in the grand final of the Australian round of the Jessup International Moot in Canberra last week.

After surviving six rounds of competition, UQ’s team defeated UWA to take out the national rounds. Both teams will now represent Australia at the international rounds in Washington D.C. in April.

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10
Feb 2014

Victoria’s senior barristers now have the option of being appointed Queen’s Counsel, the state government announced last week.

Victoria previously abolished the title in 2000, with senior barristers appointed after that date known as Senior Counsel, rather than Queen’s Counsel.The role has now been reinstated, following a request from the Victorian Bar Council.

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31
Jan 2014

Journalists will soon be able to live tweet Western Australian court proceedings under a new policy announced by Supreme Court of Western Australia Chief Justice Wayne Martin.

From next week journalists and lawyers will be able to use devices connected to the Internet from inside WA courtrooms, subject to any directions from the presiding judge. The new policy covers the Supreme, Family, District, Magistrates and Children’s Courts, and the State Administrative Tribunal.

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29
Jan 2014

When Melbourne Uni students head back to class after the summer break, they’ll be joined by two judges.

Justice Susan Kenny of the Federal Court of Australia and Justice David Harper (ret.) of the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Court of Appeal will be Melbourne Law School’s new Judges in Residence, the faculty announced last week. 

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