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How Dutton is slowly undermining the rule of law in Australia

How Dutton is slowly undermining the rule of law in Australia

Peter Dutton has sent an unequivocal signal that he holds the human rights of asylum seekers to be non-existent, insignificant or, at best, an inconvenience. Which might turn out to be bad news for his own department.

Smooth as silks: it’s time to ditch the title QC for good

Smooth as silks: it’s time to ditch the title QC for good

It is time to unambiguously embrace our Australian identity -- and the Queen should have nothing to do with it, writes Stephen Dametto, NSW convenor of the Australian Republican Movement.

Spying for fun and profit

Spying for fun and profit

Crikey readers talk a glut of lawyers, corporate espionage and subsidies.

Saville’s shout: few law jobs … work from home … setting a scene …

Saville’s shout: few law jobs … work from home … setting a scene …

There are far more law graduates than jobs in the legal profession at the moment, with law school grads being encouraged to choose another profession. Plus other bits and pieces.

Law firms’ pyramid scheme model coming undone

Law firms’ pyramid scheme model coming undone

Why are law firms no longer raking in their rivers of gold? And is there anything to be done to save the industry?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Another law firm brings in pay freeze ... the moveable feast of budget-night watering holes ... public servants respond to senior job cuts ...

Lawyers with stars in their eyes are blurring the lines

Lawyers with stars in their eyes are blurring the lines

The shadowy figure that used to stand behind a client in court is slowly coming forward, garnering media attention and blurring the line between legal advocate and spin doctor.

Gillard’s legal practices ‘less than kosher’ but not unusual: lawyers

Gillard’s legal practices ‘less than kosher’ but not unusual: lawyers

Was Julia Gillard's behaviour as a lawyer acceptable or not? Our legal affairs reporter asks some lawyers whether she breached any rules in working with the union and her partner.

‘Royal commissions aren’t called lawyers’ picnics for nothing’

‘Royal commissions aren’t called lawyers’ picnics for nothing’

For lawyers, the royal commission is a chance to have a role in an important case that will have long-lasting implications for Australian society. And it represents a big pay day.

Can lawyers save the planet?

Can lawyers save the planet?

Lawyers have been called many things over the years, but “greenie” generally isn’t one of them. Yet with politicians hamstrung to address environmental problems, the legal profession is fast becoming our planet’s last line of defence, writes Greg Foyster.