Outside the law

You may recall that last column I pointed out our brains are out to get us... I come forth now with more proof.
, Shane Budden
Here are five books I think every lawyer should read – not that everyone should, because that list is too broad, and incidentally would start with The Lord of the Rings...
, Shane Budden
Health complexities riddle the lives of quadriplegics everywhere. That is why Carol and members of the QLS Diverse Abilities Network are sipping for SIP Week 2020, raising funds towards the Spinal Injury Project.
, Erin MacKinnon
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are disproportionately and systemically oppressed by the justice system. I wanted to utilise the privileges I have in accessing tertiary education to gain qualifications in an area where I can become an advocate for, and empower, my people.
, Sheetal Deo
The human is so impressive that we often only appreciate it when it becomes apparent that it has been disengaged... especially if someone uses the phrase "make America great again."
, Shane Budden
What’s a weird fact people wouldn’t know about me? Well … I have a mild allergy to toothpaste and until I developed a tolerance … I used bicarb and salt! How’s that for an opener?!
, Lexi Kehl
The Queensland legal community has lost a highly regarded and valued member with the passing of barrister Stephen Fynes-Clinton.
I believe there is a lot to be said about taking your time following graduation to not just reflect on what you just achieved, but also to avoid burnout and set some goals and take time for yourself.
, Sheetal Deo
In the second last year of my law degree, I fell pregnant with my son. I remember looking at the positive pregnancy test and saying to myself - "Okay Sarah. Just do it. You've got this."
, Lexi Kehl
When I passed my Bar exams in England in 1995, I swore blind I would never sit another law exam again. Except when my wife and I came to Australia in 2012, I had to complete another 9 academic units to be admitted as a lawyer over here.
, Lexi Kehl
Don’t sit idly by to wait for that change to happen and for other people to do that kind of work; be involved, and contribute to the dialogue, and help facilitate the passage of change – even in the simplest of ways.
, Sheetal Deo
Do I get nervous? Every. Single. Time. You hear of footballers having pre-game rituals, every time I got to court, I practice in my car and pretend the windscreen is the judge. If I don’t, I’m convinced I’ll stuff up and pronounce my own name wrong or call the judge ‘Mum!’
, Lexi Kehl
A misunderstanding over the offer of a table “outside” has almost landed a man in jail – after construing the interaction as an invitation for a fight.
Since the start of all this madness, weird things have been happening to grocery items – toilet paper trading higher than oil on the stock market, anti-bacterial wipes being hoarded like bullion – but the weirdest thing to me has been the disappearance of Oat Brits.
, Shane Budden

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