The Role of the Solicitor General

These pressures are not unique to the Australian context. The understanding of the Australian position provided by this book is informed by, and will inform, comparative analysis of the role of government lawyers across the world.

Author: Gabrielle Appleby

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1509924728

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Behind every government there is an impressive team of hard-working lawyers. In Australia, the Solicitor-General leads that team. A former Attorney-General once said, 'The Solicitor-General is next to the High Court and God.' And yet the role of government lawyers in Australia, and specifically the Solicitor-General as the most senior of government lawyers, is under-theorised and under-studied. The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest goes behind the scenes of government - drawing from interviews with over 45 government and judicial officials - to uncover the history, theory and practice of the Australian Solicitor-General. The analysis reveals a role that is of fundamental constitutional importance to ensuring both the legality and the integrity of government action, thus contributing to the achievement of rule-of-law ideals. The Solicitor-General also works to defend government action and prosecute government policies in the court, and thus performs an important role as messenger between the political and judicial branches of government. But the Solicitor-General's position, as both an internal integrity check on government and an external warrior for government, gives rise to competing pressures: between the law, politics and the public interest. The office of the Solicitor-General in Australia has evolved many characteristics across the almost two centuries of its history in an attempt to navigate these tensions. These pressures are not unique to the Australian context. The understanding of the Australian position provided by this book is informed by, and will inform, comparative analysis of the role of government lawyers across the world.

The Role of the Solicitor General

Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest Gabrielle Appleby. 270 to 'speak for the public'. Indeed, responsible government and ministerial accountability through the political process for the actions of non-political officers ...

Author: Gabrielle Appleby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509903955

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Behind every government there is an impressive team of hard-working lawyers. In Australia, the Solicitor-General leads that team. A former Attorney-General once said, 'The Solicitor-General is next to the High Court and God.' And yet the role of government lawyers in Australia, and specifically the Solicitor-General as the most senior of government lawyers, is under-theorised and under-studied. The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest goes behind the scenes of government – drawing from interviews with over 45 government and judicial officials – to uncover the history, theory and practice of the Australian Solicitor-General. The analysis reveals a role that is of fundamental constitutional importance to ensuring both the legality and the integrity of government action, thus contributing to the achievement of rule-of-law ideals. The Solicitor-General also works to defend government action and prosecute government policies in the court, and thus performs an important role as messenger between the political and judicial branches of government. But the Solicitor-General's position, as both an internal integrity check on government and an external warrior for government, gives rise to competing pressures: between the law, politics and the public interest. The office of the Solicitor-General in Australia has evolved many characteristics across the almost two centuries of its history in an attempt to navigate these tensions. These pressures are not unique to the Australian context. The understanding of the Australian position provided by this book is informed by, and will inform, comparative analysis of the role of government lawyers across the world.

The Constitutional Legitimacy of Law Officers in the United Kingdom

61 Gabrielle Appleby, The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest (Hart Publishing 2016). 62 The Honourable Justice W Sofronoff, 'Book Review: The Role of the Solicitor General' (2017) 91 ...

Author: Conor McCormick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509944125

Category: Law

Page: 273

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This book provides a detailed account of each law officer's functions and draws on that account as the basis for a conceptual analysis of their constitutional legitimacy. In recent years, the constitutional legitimacy of law officers has been questioned repeatedly because of recurring controversies surrounding the discharge of their varied functions. Indeed, it has become increasingly clear that those functions enable law officers to play a highly influential part in the regulation and exercise of public power throughout the United Kingdom. McCormick argues that the most persuasive framework for analysing the offices which make up this diverse regime involves concentrating on the constitutional values of independence, accountability and trust which underpin it. Both aspects of the book – namely the explanation of individual functions and the conceptual analysis of collective legitimacy – are written in a holistic way which encompasses critical analyses about the Attorney General and Solicitor General for England and Wales; the Counsel General for Wales; the Lord Advocate, Solicitor General and Advocate General for Scotland, as well as the Attorney General and Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

The Judge the Judiciary and the Court

Revealing analysis of how judges work as individuals and collectively to uphold judicial values in the face of contemporary challenges.

Author: Gabrielle Appleby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108494618

Category: Law

Page: 341

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Revealing analysis of how judges work as individuals and collectively to uphold judicial values in the face of contemporary challenges.

Negotiating Justice

And what do their clients think? Negotiating Justice explores how progressive lawyers and their clients negotiate the dissonance between personal idealism and the realities of a system that doesn’t often champion the rights of the poor.

Author: Corey S. Shdaimah

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814708699

Category: Law

Page: 240

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While many young people become lawyers for the big bucks, others are motivated by the pursuit of social justice, seeking to help people for whom legal services are financially, socially, or politically inaccessible. These progressive lawyers often bring a considerable degree of idealism to their work, and many leave the field due to insurmountable red tape and spiraling disillusionment. But what about those who stay? And what do their clients think? Negotiating Justice explores how progressive lawyers and their clients negotiate the dissonance between personal idealism and the realities of a system that doesn’t often champion the rights of the poor. Corey S. Shdaimah draws on over fifty interviews with urban legal service lawyers and their clients to provide readers with a compelling behind-the-scenes look at how different notions of practice can present significant barriers for both clients and lawyers working with limited resources, often within a legal system that many view as fundamentally unequal or hostile. Through consideration of the central themes of progressive lawyering—autonomy, collaboration, transformation, and social change—Shdaimah presents a subtle and complex tableau of the concessions both lawyers and clients often have to make as they navigate the murky and resistant terrains of the legal system and their wider pursuits of justice and power.

American Bar News

Speakers include consumer advocate Ralph Nader and former Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus . The program is sponsored by the Special Com mittee on Public Interest Practice and the Council for Public Interest Law .

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Public Interest Job Search Guide

Election to public office provides an excellent position from which to pursue public interest goals , by introducing legislation , voting ... State Attorney Generals ' offices also provide legal advice to state officials and agencies .

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Michigan Law Review

The court's role in protecting the public interest is one of insuring that the government has not breached its duty to the ... [ T ] he Attorney General must retain considerable discretion in controlling government litigation and in ...

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ISBN: OSU:32437010326714

Category: Law

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Bowker s Law Books and Serials in Print

Amer Bar Assn . Fisher , Roger & Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia . Negotiation ... Haycock , Roger S. Negotiation Practice . ... Edwards , J. The Attorney - General : Politics & the Public Interest . 1984.

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