Morning round-up: Tuesday 15 April

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By Legal Cheek on

The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts.

NewspapersSinging silks: The legal profession gets its own choir with the creation of the Bar Choral Society [The Independent]

Law graduate salaries plummet by 17% [Lawyer2B]

Sentencing guidelines have become so restrictive they could be imposed by a computer, says retiring judge [BBC News]

New York court begins jury selection for Abu Hamza terrorism trial [The Guardian]

Former UK supreme court judge on closed trials and secret justice [London Review of Books]

Europe’s rule of law in worst crisis since cold war, says Council of Europe chief [The Guardian]

“I want to be a lawyer but I am not sure if I am smart enough” [The Student Room]

Judge ordered a man to carry this “I’m a bully” sign after harassing a neighbour’s disabled children [BuzzFeed]

Nigel Evans is reborn as a legal campaigner in the wake of his acquittal of nine rape or sexual assault charges [Morning Star]

Former Belfast solicitor who stole nearly £1m from clients to keep his family safe from threatened loyalist murder has been given a suspended prison sentence [BBC News]

Heard in court [Facebook]

“Once did a mini with this chap. True to form. HERO” [Legal Cheek Comments]