Buy The Chronicle of a Young Lawyer: A legal journey in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea
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This unique and enjoyable book tells the story of the day-to-day life of a criminal circuit lawyer, Kerry Dillon, some 50 years ago in a country where many people lived as generations before had lived back into the mists of time.
As a young criminal lawyer employed in the Office of the Public Solicitor, WA Lalor, in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, Kerry travelled the country on Supreme Court criminal circuits from 1969 to 1971, appearing as counsel for Indigenous people accused of serious criminal offences. Written as a chronicle, this account features descriptions of criminal cases in major centres and in remote places only accessible by small planes.
It depicts the clash of cultures as Australian criminal law was introduced, and there is valuable material on the application of the rule of law in the emerging nation. From the Foreword by The Hon Michael F. Adams QC
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