In Court with John Cleese, the Monty Python team & Cardinal Richelieu… Read More ~ court scene with the Monty Python team ~
Have you see the amazing bronze statue of Lady Justice – from the Latin Justitia (Iustitia) – at the entry way to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottowa?
What you see is an amazing version, a steadfast Justitia standing vigil over the Court. She is gothic. She is dark. She is . . .… Read More ~ gothic & menacing, Justitia means business as she stands vigil over the Supreme Court of Canada ~
When you have spent a lot of time working in the Magistrates Courts in South Australia, you routinely see ‘business’ underway like that recently described by Helen Garner. There is nothing like the rhythm of life that is the Magistrates Courts …
Communications experts use an array of dolls and toys to help vulnerable children give evidence when interviewed by police and at trial. Here you see a hand-knitted police doll and a judge. Helping child witnesses ‘One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap’ In the playroom, perched high above suburban rooftops, it feels as if… Read More ~ helping child witnesses ~
Time, Gentleman, for a Change? Some previous posts on the historical absence of women in the legal profession here, here and here
Update on this post of 3 February 2017 “May God have mercy on your soul” A criminal courtroom in the late 19th century. Um, still working on the mock trial dialogue. Legal fashion in Australia, especially the ‘powdered’ wig bit, was always a topic of curiousity when talking to my American attorney friends. They couldn’t… Read More ~ “may God have mercy on your soul” a criminal courtroom in late 19th century Australia (2) ~
Defence lawyers, prosecutors, bewigged and bewildered using their legal minds to wage justice in the sometimes tyrannical world of truth and power in the criminal courts. It’s in the long, sometimes ‘bloody’ battles of the court room, that defence lawyers speak truth to power. Zealous advocacy without regard to gender, race, ideology, economic situation… Read More Advocatrix