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Episode 22 - CA President Justice Kós talks speaking up in court, the importance of being a teacher while remaining a student, and big picture reforms he would like to see

In this episode I speak with Justice Kós, sitting President of the Court of Appeal, and at different times a litigator, an academic, and a teacher.  We talked about his reasons for becoming a lawyer (another count for "good at English"), and his reasons for staying one (law as vocation); his perspective on the bench, both from appearing in front of it and sitting behind it; reforms to the civil system that promise increased access to justice and reforms to the criminal system that promise greater justice full stop; how his upbringing as the child of a refugee helped form his view of New Zealand and the importance of its democratic norms and institutions; and what he has learned as a student of those who came before and a teacher of those who are coming up the ranks now.  

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Episode 8: Coroner Elliott talks the virtues of barristership, therapeutic jurisprudence, and being wrong

In this episode I talk to Coroner Marcus Elliott about his career and his writing.  His career includes barristers' chambers, small firms, large firms, the Royal Commission of Inquiry following the Christchurch earthquakes, the legal departments of County Boroughs in the UK, a pub, and now the Coronial Court, so there is much to cover.

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Episode 5: Justice Glazebrook talks gender diversity, how to respond to feedback and expectations of your new lawyer job - The New Lawyer Podcast

Well, what an episode.  Justice Glazebrook of New Zealand's Supreme Court was kind enough to sit down with me and talk in depth about several issues raised in the Pemberton Report for junior lawyers, confidence and imposter syndrome, gender bias and discrimination, and the expectation-vs-reality issue for new lawyers.  

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