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Legal Practice

Subscription services

Subscription services
Available to Deakin staff and students including: Practice and Procedure - High Court and Federal Courts (LexisNexis) and Springvale Legal Service's lawyers practice manual (Victoria) (LexisNexis)

General

Ashby's Grimoire - The Legal Costs Page
A site hosted by Legal Costs consultants in Victoria - provides some information about legal costs, the difference between party/party and solicitor/client costs etc.

Hieros Gamos - The Practice of Law Center
US-based site

Stuart Dunn's Law of Damages Page
Information about Dunn's book as well as article summaries, case details and other resources

The Legal Profession

Separate Licensing of Solicitors and Barristers
Part of the National Competition Policy Review of the Legal Profession Act 1987. Hosted by the Lawlink website - Law Reform Commission, NSW.

Reports

Beyond the door-keeper - standing to sue for public remedies
Australian Law Reform Commission Report 78 (1996)

Civil litigation practice and procedure
Australian Law Reform Commission Adversarial Background Paper 5 (December 1996)

Client Legal Privilege and federal Investigatory Bodies
ALRC Issues Paper 33

Contribution Between Persons Liable for the Same Damage
New South Wales Law Reform Commission Report 89 (1999). Includes an Introduction and sections on: Solidary Liability, Where Contribution Arises, When Contribution Arises and Procedure.

Costs shifting - who pays for litigation?
Australian Law Reform Commission Report 75 (1995)

Judicial and case management
Australian Law Reform Commission - Adversarial Background Paper No 3 (December 1996)

Managing Justice: A review of the federal civil justice system
ALRC Report No 89 - report reflects the law as at 31 December 1999. The Discussion Paper (no 62) for this report is also available.

Review of the criminal and civil justice system in Western Australia
Law Reform Commission of WA.

Review of the adversarial system of litigation: ADR - its role in federal dispute resolution
Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper 25 - June 1998

Review of the adversarial system of litigation: Rethinking family law proceedings
Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper 22 (1997)

Seen and heard: priority for children in the legal process
Australian Law Reform Commission Report No 84 (30 September 1997)

Set-off
New South Wales Law Reform Commission Report 94 (2000). Includes an Introduction and sections on: the Statutes of Set-Off, The Need for Reintroduction, Implementation of the Reintroduction and Reform of the Law under the Statutes of Set-off

The unrepresented party - adversarial background paper no. 4
Australian Law Reform Commission background paper - December 1996

Ethics

Articles

Ethical Ramifications of Corporatised Legal Practice
Article by Russell Cocks in [2001] Deakin Law Review

Ethics: The Adversarial System and Business Practice
Article by The Honourable Justice Geoffrey Nettle in (2005) 20 Deakin Law Review 67 (PDF)

United States

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association - contains the following sections: what’s new, about the center, legal ethics, professional regulation, client protection, professionalism, lawyer’s manual, ethics 2000, lawyer assistance program, publications, videos, upcoming events and information on joining the center. Great US site.

American Legal Ethics Library
This is part of the Legal Information Institute. It contains information about the American Legal Ethics Library and materials listed by jurisdiction and topic. Topics include: Client-Lawyer relationship, counselor, advocate, transactions with persons other than clients, law firms and associations, public service, information about legal services and maintaining the integrity of the profession.

Legalethics.com
Links to government ethics sites - great starting point. It includes links to state bar associations, legal resources, rules of conduct/ethics opinions, and more

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7th June 2013