trial lawyers

Cover of To Kill a Mockingbird Book

It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird

Guest post written by Bernadette Liparota, blog writer. As the news was made public, early this year of an impending release of Harper Lee’s second (Sequel? Prequel? Draft?) ever novel, the literary world was more than aflutter. The author of To...

Jury trial statistics

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers 2012 Stats – How We Fared As a law firm who handle a large number of criminal jury trials, we have taken the time to reflect on what we do well and what...

Piggy Bank With Money

VLA funding and the two-tier trial system

Recent changes to Victoria Legal Aid funding mean that fees will only be paid for two half days of instructing for solicitors in a trial. That means that the instructor will be there to help pick a jury but probably...