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Author Mason, Keith, 1947-

Title Lawyers then and now : an Australian legal miscellany / Keith Mason
Published Annandale, N.S.W. : The Federation Press, 2012


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Description ix, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Part One: Beginnings -- Beginnings -- Part Two: People of the Law -- Just Folks -- Squabbling Jurists -- Judicial Appointments and Disappointments -- Judicial Shenanigans -- Judges: The Good, the Bad and the Sacked -- Lawyers with Attitude -- Layfolk in the Law -- Legal and Judicial Academics -- Part Three: Law and the Wider World -- Literature and the Law -- Law and the Artist -- Law and Religion -- Law and Sports -- Part Four: Epilogue -- Fallible all
Summary This book presents thematically true stories drawn from the spread of Australian legal history and case law. Discover: who was Australia's youngest judge ; instances of extreme rudeness in court and between judges ; which judges served the longest and shortest terms in office ; the barriers facing women who wanted to practise law and when they were scaled ; which judge was tried and acquitted of murder and which law officer was convicted of murder and sentenced to hang and, learn about humor of all sorts in the profession as well as amusing aspects of Australian law's interface with religion, art, sport, gambling and literature. This book focuses on the quirkiness of the law and the humanity of the people of the law. Highlighted are the recurring constancies and changes in our legal culture with concentration on aspects of legal culture that are accepted in one generation and condemned in another
Analysis Anecdotes
Cases (Law)
History (Australia)
Law (Australia)
Legal profession
Legal profession, skills & practice (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-250) and index
Subject Attorney and client -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Judges -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Law -- History.
Lawyers -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Lawyers -- Australia -- History.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781862878907 (hbk.)
Other Titles Australian legal miscellany