In response to our post here earlier this week on family litigants blogging, I received the following comment form Stephen Page, Brisbane, Australia. Stephen hosts the Australian Divorce Blog and Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog .
I am a family lawyer in Brisbane, Australia. I subscribe to your blog, and it helped inspire me to create some of my own. I can’t say that I am anywhere as advanced as you! I might add that strangely enough although Australia is very much in love with the internet, legal blogs have not taken off here yet.
I thought I would give my own two cents worth on this issue. In Australia there are strict secrecy laws about what might be said about a divorce, with the intent of protecting the parties’ and children’s privacy. Having said that, it is not hard to find groups online where disgruntled (or happy!) litigants let it all out. It is a worrying development, but we all are probably going to see more and more of it.
I have traveled to the States two years in a row for conferences, being a speaker at a conference in March, but got no further east than Denver. I met some CPS workers from Louisville there, but although I knew your site, sadly on the spot I could not remember your name.
I will know better next time.
Kind regards and good luck
Accredited Family Law Specialist
Harrington Family Lawyers
239 George Street
Phone: 617 3221 9544
Fax: 617 3221 9969
PO Box 12135
George Street Q 4003