Time to Open Courts and Let Justice be seen: A Discussion of Transparency in the Irish Courts and the (Pending) Legal Services Regulation Bill

The Irish Independent, Aug. 22, 2012 (also cross-posted on Nexis).

1 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2012 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015

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Seth Barrett Tillman

National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 15, 2012

Abstract

This is an Opinion Editorial for The Irish Independent, the largest circulating newspaper of record in Ireland. It was published on August 22, 2012 in hard copy.

Opening: If a party’s barrister goes to court and makes an argument, you get to hear what the barrister says. You get to show up and listen to the proceedings. With a few exceptions, justice, in Ireland, is administered in public. However, if that same barrister reduces his argument to a written form and sends his legal submission to the judge and his opponent, then you do not get to see that document (even if you offer to pay for a copy!). Does that make sense? You know it doesn’t.

Keywords: transparency, courts, Ireland

Suggested Citation

Tillman, Seth Barrett, Time to Open Courts and Let Justice be seen: A Discussion of Transparency in the Irish Courts and the (Pending) Legal Services Regulation Bill (August 15, 2012). The Irish Independent, Aug. 22, 2012 (also cross-posted on Nexis). , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2129771

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