Beyond lawyer-client interactions, we don’t often see or put much thought into other ways lawyers use their legal skills in the wider community. Or when we do, it’s about them being greedy. Together, Canon Australia’s chief legal counsel, David Field, and author of ‘The Wellness Doctrines for Law Students and Young Lawyers’, Jerome Doraisamy, are setting out to change that, teaming up to create online photographic blog project, Lifetimes in Law.
We’re almost rounding out the 2016 year and as per Survive Law tradition, we take a look back and reflect on lessons to be learned from these celebrities’ legal gaffes.
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The reign of Netflix has brought a distinct breath of fresh air to my legal studies. I've been blessed with a variety of television shows that have allowed me to see real insights into life as a lawyer – albeit the occasional episode is slightly embellished.
While most of us were flailing our way through Foundations of Law at 18-years-old, Jozef Borja-Erece was busy becoming the youngest person to graduate from the University of Southern Queensland when he graduated with a law degree. His Wikipedia page names him as the ‘youngest solicitor in the Southern Hemisphere and the youngest law graduate in Australian history.’ Those aren’t the only titles Jozef claims as the ‘youngest’. At the age of 13, he also became the youngest taekwondo instructor in New Zealand. #Overachiever.
Fuck. Yes, I know, I just said it. Stop me? Eh, it’s merely a word that is commonplace in society. Offensive? Never!
This appears to be the general consensus in a modern Australian society. The word ‘fuck’ is no longer seen as offensive. Recently, a Magistrate found that chants of ‘fuck Fred Nile’ were not deemed as offensive behavior. Crucially the beloved ‘fuck’ and phrases involving said word are part of the vernacular now, although some may be disappointed if they consider the words ‘Fred Nile’ to be offensive.Tweet Read more ...