Australia

153 ABA Journal Australia articles.

World’s First Publicly Owned Law Firm is Growing

A little more than a week after reportedly becoming the world’s first publicly owned law firm, Australia’s Slater & Gordon is already adding to its attorney roster.

The growth move…

Military Lawyer’s Career Hurt due to Gitmo Work

A Marine Corps lawyer who represented Australian David Hicks in a Guantanamo Bay case that resulted in a favorable plea deal has apparently suffered career repercussions as a result –…

New Zealand Vets Ask Billions re Agent Orange

New Zealand veterans of the Vietnam War reportedly may sue their government for billions of dollars in compensation for injuries allegedly caused by use of the dioxin-containing defoliant Agent Orange.

Appeals Over Sleeping Judges Studied

A sleep researcher has examined 15 cases of judicial sleepiness, finding that 10 resulted in retrials and up to five forced judges off the bench.

Researcher Ronald Grunstein, a professor…

Sidley to Open Australia Office

When Sidley Austin opens its first office in Australia, it will be headed by a lawyer who jumped from a job as managing partner at the Sydney office of Pillsbury…

Today in Legal History: Library of Congress, War Prisoner Code, Forensic Evidence Misused

On this day in 1800, President John Adams approved a then-hefty $5,000 appropriation to establish the Library of Congress, 20 percent of which went for law books (mainly on British…

‘American Taliban’ Seeks Commutation

The man known as the so-called “American Taliban,” sentenced to 20 years in prison in a plea deal, has seen two others charged with similar crimes get little in the…

Untethered to BlackBerry, Lawyers Cope, Find Peace

For attorneys throughout North America who reportedly lost Blackberry service for up to 12 hours or more over the past day or so, the elimination of their high-tech e-mail link…

British Sailors Can’t Sell Their Stories

Britain has done an about-face about allowing 15 marines and sailors recently held captive in Iran to sell their stories.

Reversing a highly controversial decision, the government announced today that…

“American Taliban” Seeks Reduced Sentence

Lawyers for John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, have called for a third time for the Bush Administration to reduce his 20-year prison sentence.

Lindh pleaded guilty in 2002…




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