This is a memoir of the professional life of an Australian Babyboomer as a lawyer.
The author has practised law for more than forty years as a barrister or solicitor, and has presided over one or another statutory tribunal for nearly thirty years. Of late he has concentrated on his writing in history, literature, and philosophy. He has learned much from many summer schools at Cambridge, Harvard, and Oxford.
The author wanted to thank those other lawyers who have helped him as a lawyer, and to try to pass on to others the lessons that he has learned in practising law in various ways. The book is dedicated to the idea that the required professional skill and attitude only come from vocation and experience, and that a good life is open to those who are prepared to put in the time and effort, to acquire the judgment, and to show the loyalty and courage that membership of this profession calls for.
Aspects of the boyhood and youth of an Australian babyboomer may be seen in a companion volume, Confessions of a Babyboomer. 60,000 words.
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About the Author
Geoffrey Gibson is an Australian writer living with the Wolf - his dog - in a kind of rural peace one hour out of Melbourne, the home of his football team, the Melbourne Storm. He has practised law as either a member of the Bar or a major international law firm. He has presided over at least one statutory tribunal for nearly thirty years and he has conducted arbitrations or mediations in Australia and the U S. He has published five books before on the theory and practice of the law, A Journalist's Companion to Australian Law (Melbourne University Press); The Arbitrator's Companion (Federation Press); Law for Directors (Federation Press); The Making of a Lawyer (What They Didn't Teach You at Law School) (Hardie Grant); and The Common Law - A History (Australian Scholarly Publishing)). He is now focussing on writing in general history, philosophy, and literature, fields that he was trained in and that he has pursued over very many Summer Schools at Cambridge, Harvard, and Oxford universities. His twelve eBooks so far published include five volumes of A History of the West - The Ancient West; The Medieval West; The West Awakes; Revolutions in the West; and Twentieth Century West; Confessions of a Babyboomer; Confessions of a Barrister; Parallel Trials, Socrates and Jesus; The English Difference, The Tablets of their Laws; The German Nexus, The Germans in English History; The Humility of Knowledge, Five Geniuses and God; and Windows on Shakespeare. The photo is not great, but at least the Wolf comes out OK.