The first Part of Volume 33 of The Queensland Lawyer provides an interesting array of articles and sections focused on Queensland. Dan Rogers looks closely at Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (Qld), Isaac Frawley Buckley considers pre-trial publicity and the protection of impartiality in the criminal justice system, Nicky Jones reviews legal professional practice legislation, case law and policy regarding what constitutes legal work and who is entitled to carry it out, Tina Cockburn and Barbara Hamilton examine potential succession law issues as a result of assisted suicide, and Andreas Schloenhardt and Thomas Cottrell examine the evolution, application, and role of s 280 of the Criminal Code (Qld). These sections are Criminal Law, Industrial Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Book Reviews and Reports.
The last Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three interesting articles on various aspects of law. The first article comes from David Caruso discusses proposed reforms for the cross-examination of child witnesses and the reception and treatment of their evidence. The second article is by Kathy Douglas and discusses the views of mediators about models of tribunal practice and the degree to which mediators improvise around a model. The final article, by Andrea de Smidt and Kate Dodgson, looks at the approach to legal practice taken by the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House to achieve the best outcomes for clients with the minimum of resources.
The April 2011 issue of Journal of Judicial Administration contains articles on court governance, Queensland’s self-representation services and improving access to justice. It also includes the Table of Authors and the Index for Volume 20.