This month Just Chat dives into the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care and Quality, nursing home deaths from COVID-19, elder abuse and the high cost of growing old in Australia. Our special guest is Andrew Simpson, national head of wills and estates at Maurice Blackburn.
In this special Mardi Gras episode of Just Chat, Claire Chaffey talks with Nicole Evans and Jake Fing about their experiences in the legal profession as LGBTQI lawyers, how those in the profession can be more effective allies, and how lawyers can better represent LGBTQI clients.
Amy Dale sits down with former NSW DPP Nicholas Cowdery. In a wide-ranging conversation, the ex-top prosecutor reveals his views on decriminalising drugs, euthanasia, his most memorable case and why you won’t see him bingeing the latest Netflix true crime series.
Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman and lawyer. In a revealing conversation she talks to LSJ about family, her determination to improve the criminal justice system for Aboriginal people and why she took a former Prime Minister to task on live television.
On 7 October 2004, James Horsburgh’s world turned upside down.
Just over 30 years ago, Michael Coutts-Trotter was a convicted drug dealer living in Long Bay prison. Today, as Secretary of the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, he is responsible for managing the state’s prisons and trying to help so many others find a second chance.
The treatment of people of colour in the justice system has seen a global reckoning in 2020, as protests sweep the world. Zaahir Edries and Sarah Khan, leaders in the Muslim legal community in NSW, share their experiences graduating in the aftermath of September 11 and how they overcame prejudice.
Before she became a Judge of the District Court of NSW in 2019, Kara Shead SC spent more than 20 years as both a Crown prosecutor and public defender. She made plenty of mistakes on the way to becoming a master advocate, and learned some hard lessons about how to cope with the enormous pressure that can come with working as a lawyer.