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A “low-flying” barrister’s life and times working in the Magistrates’ Court Australian True Crime

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The Magistrates’ Court is the workhorse of the legal system, hearing both criminal and civil matters. Magistrates’ Courts around Australia hear the vast majority of sentenced court cases - more than 90 per cent in fact.
Michael Challinger is a criminal barrister based in Melbourne and has been working in Victorian courts since 1975 – representing clients, mostly in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court. Michael’s written a book called Mostly Guilty – which is funny….a little politically incorrect at times…and it’s about his career working in this first rung of the court system.  He dubs himself a “low-flying barrister” but as you’ll hear, the work he and his colleagues do every day is really important and, to be honest, probably undervalued.
CREDITS:
Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
Guest:  Michael Challinger, author of Mostly Guilty: A low-flying barrister’s working life. If you find yourself in need of a Barrister in Victoria, you can find Michael here: https://www.vicbar.com.au/profile/6405
Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
 
Lifeline on 13 11 14
 
13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
 
GET IN TOUCH:
Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC
 
Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
 
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
 
Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
 
Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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The Magistrates’ Court is the workhorse of the legal system, hearing both criminal and civil matters. Magistrates’ Courts around Australia hear the vast majority of sentenced court cases - more than 90 per cent in fact.
Michael Challinger is a criminal barrister based in Melbourne and has been working in Victorian courts since 1975 – representing clients, mostly in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court. Michael’s written a book called Mostly Guilty – which is funny….a little politically incorrect at times…and it’s about his career working in this first rung of the court system.  He dubs himself a “low-flying barrister” but as you’ll hear, the work he and his colleagues do every day is really important and, to be honest, probably undervalued.
CREDITS:
Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
Guest:  Michael Challinger, author of Mostly Guilty: A low-flying barrister’s working life. If you find yourself in need of a Barrister in Victoria, you can find Michael here: https://www.vicbar.com.au/profile/6405
Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
 
Lifeline on 13 11 14
 
13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
 
GET IN TOUCH:
Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC
 
Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
 
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/
 
Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au
 
Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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