A bit rich of Julie Bishop to betray the Trumps' confidence after this lecture!
Julia Gillard attacked Ralph Blewitt using quotes from people she'd sued for defaming him

Hillary Clinton's license to practise law reinstated after 17 years of suspension

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Hillary Clinton's Arkansas law license has been reinstated after 17 years of suspension. 

A recent routine notice of reinstatements and suspensions by the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board said Clinton was one of several lawyers reinstated by the board at a meeting March 4 after payment of a reinstatement fee. Another familiar name on the list was that of Rodney Slater, Transportation secretary during the Clinton administration. He was reinstated March 5.

Clinton's license was suspended in March 2002 for failure to complete continuing education requirements. Having been admitted to the bar more than 40 years ago (she was admitted to the Arkansas bar in October 1973) and also being older than 70, she's no longer required under Arkansas rules to meet CLE requirements.

Clinton was a partner in the Rose Law Firm when Bill Clinton ran for president. She's stayed busy since, but not as a practicing lawyer. Her last appearance of record in an Arkansas court was in May 1992, a civil case before the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Bill Clinton's law license was suspended for five years in 2001 as an agreed settlement of disciplinary action over his misleading testimony about Monica Lewinsky in depositions taken in a lawsuit against him by Paula Jones. He has not sought reinstatement.


Julia Gillard's name was removed from Victoria's roll of legal practitioners in 1996 -  she's not been reinstated!  Here's part of our story from March 2016.


Gillard last practiced law in August 1995 when she gave legal advice to Bruce Wilson to help cover up his frauds in Melbourne.   On 11 September 1995 Peter Gordon and Geoff Shaw of Slater and Gordon made a tape recorded Record of Interview with Gillard and she went on leave straight afterwards, never to return.

The firms partnership meeting minutes record the approval of Slater and Gordon paying for Gillard's legal expenses after the departure interview.   There are also records of the firm's meetings with lawyers for the professional indemnity insurer at that time on AWU and Kerr Street property purchase issues.      Elements of Gillard's improper actions in furthering Wilson and Blewitt's frauds constitute notifiable events under the standard indemnity insurance coverage.   There would have been consequences for the malfeasance probably including undertakings to the insurer.

She had no job to go to and didn't secure paid work until May the next year when she was made Chief of Staff to Opposition leader John Brumby.   

Reader A writes:

The attached file contains extracts from the 1996 and 1997 editions of the Australian Legal Directory.
In the 1996 directory, there is an entry for Julia Eileen Gillard in the list of legal practitioners and her name also appears in the entry for Slater & Gordon in the list of firms.
There is no entry for Julia Eileen Gillard in the 1997 directory.
Entries for the 1996 directory were corrected to 15 November 1995 and the directory was published on 1 February 1996.
Entries for the 1997 directory were corrected to 15 November 1996 and the directory was published on 1 February 1997.

Records f0r 1996 show Gillard's registration as a legal practitioner and Slaters partner

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By November 1996 Gillard's name had been removed from the register 

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It seems unlikely that someone with a reputation to protect and uncertain job prospects would fail to renew their legal practice certificate voluntarily.

Last night I sent this note to an experienced lawyer who, like Gillard, moved from the active practice of the law to a management career: 

Mate what are the practical real world reasons someone would not renew their certificate?

He said,

Leaving profession after being disgraced.
Most people would keep renewing just in case.  I have been for the past 16 years,  just in case.



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Austin Ayforti

That poor woman on the registers, Julia Hope Gillard. Hope she's changed her name since.


What imbecile would engage crooked Hillary as his/her attorney ?

Wayne Shaft

At This Point What Difference Does It Make ? Practicing Law Practising Witch Craft . 🦑🦑🕸🕸🕸🕷🕷🕷🐞

Up The Workers!

Well, certainly not the voters taxpayers and constituents of the United States of America!

Hillary got comprehensively T.R.U.M.P.E.D!

Up The Workers!

Saw in today's Budgie Cage Liners that a new (old) show is opening in the theatres in Melbourne: a live stage-production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".

That's a coincidence.

In just a couple of months, a new show will be opening down the burrow under the flagpole in Canberra, called:

"Billy Bonker and the Horse-Manure Factory!"

Old Digger

Julia Hope Gillard
Julia Hopeless Gillard

Old Digger


Jeff of FNQ

Maybe she wants to represent herself when she's charged?

Another Ian

“Failure to Launch – Pelosi and Schiff Announce They are Dropping Impeachment Plan…”


Do the Democrats need some real lawyer power now?

Wayne Shaft

Mueller Must Be Delivering One ☝️ Heck of A Nothing Burger 🍔 😂😁😆😅🤣😂😁😀😀 On The 🇷🇺 Russian Collusion Dellusion . 👺


Good Ole Bill..Born Blythe 111 - Changed to Cinton = 33
Hillary is the pidgeon pair.


"Another familiar name on the list was that of Rodney Slater, Transportation secretary during the Clinton administration."

Hmm, a Slater... was there also a Gordon in the Clinton administration? That would be an amazing coincidence.

Up The Workers!

You could be spot on, Jeff.

It is an old maxim in the legal shystering profession, that a solicitor who represents him or herself, has a fool as a client!

seeker of truth

It would be the case of "A woman who is her own lawyer has a fool for her client"


"The Clash - I Fought the Law (Official Video)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8chWFuM-s

seeker of truth

O/T We've learnt in recent days about the bribes paid by high flyers and actors to get their kids into colleges under athletic scholarship schemes.

These bribes were paid to a charity who then passed monies onto the educational institutions and others. This particular charity was set up in 2007 and the bribery scheme was operated through it for many years. A person who ran the charity ran the scheme and another person linked to the charity sat the ACT/SAT exams or arranged for them to be doctored so the applicant would pass those exams. A learning disability time extension (2 days and being only candidate in room) combined with taking the exams at centres supervised by persons connected to bribery scheme came into play.

Affidavit of the FBI investigating officer -


Charles Ortel is questioning whether the Clinton Foundation ran a similar scheme in 2005 when it was making "donations" to education institutions

"Some comments are HILARIOUS--seriously, why did the @ClintonFdn start making grants to various "educational institutions" around 2005? These grants were not IRS authorized--might they have been disguised BRIBES to help donors secure admits for offspring?"


It might be a stretch but you never know. Another reason why the IRS should be launching its own investigations into the management of the Clinton Foundation and its compliance with IRS regulations.


Really ? Is she that stoooopid ?

Another Ian

Chiefio on this

"Per Hillary’s license: Now she can claim attorney / client privilege on all sorts of things. Expect her to suddenly have a very long list of ‘clients’ from the old days. Also expect that the Congress will suddenly rediscover the concept of attorney / client privilege (at least for Democrats)…"

Wayne Shaft

Ahh That's Why She Did It ! Cunning as a Shit House Rat ! 🐀🐀🐀

Michael (Tango Delta Alpha)

1) There is a fraud exemption to the privilege, as we know.

2) When has Congress over-ridden attorney/client privilege? My no-doubt-selective memory is that Congress is ready to accept reasons why people can't answer questions, and that Congress is reluctant to use its full powers.

Jeff of FNQ

On Friday Republican Doug Collins (R-GA) released the Bruce Ohr testimony transcript online.

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified last year that officials in the bureau, including then-FBI Director James Comey, discussed Espionage Act charges against Hillary Clinton, citing “gross negligence,” but the Justice Department shut them down.

Newly released transcripts from Page’s private testimony in front of a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in July 2018 sheds new light on the internal discussions about an investigation into Clinton’s emails. This goes back to the FBI’s “Midyear Exam” investigation, which looked into whether Clinton committed crimes when she sent and received classified information on her unauthorized private email server while serving as secretary of state.

Comey cleared Clinton of all charges in a press conference on July 5, 2016.

seeker of truth

When the FBi raided the office of Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, looking for evidence to incriminate the President, attorney-client privilege went out the door. Yet in the FBI's investigation of Hilary's emails being deleted after she was issued with a subpoena, the techinician who deleted the emails was asked if Clinton's lawyers instructed him to delete the emails. He refused to answer on the grounds of attorney-client privilege. The FBI left it at that.


Wayne Shaft

Excellent Point ☝️ Mr Seeker . 👽

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