I’m a Black Transsexual, Special Needs, Mentally Ill, Hiv Positive Jewish Lawyer

I recently applied for a job on the Western Cape High Court Bench. And you know what – I got the job! ...
Pearly Gates

Lawyer Joe dies…

Joe the lawyer died suddenly, at the age of 45. He got to the gates of Heaven and the angel standing there...
Saturday Night Fever

The Unimpeachable, Irrepressible Human Spirit and John Travolta

“The beach was quiet at dawn, as they sat huddled together on a towel, facing each other, their legs wrapped around each...
Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein and the Death of Comedy

Harvey Weinstein’s – my old mucker – trial is presently in progress in Manhattan Supreme Court, New York City, being heard by...
Insane judge

and Justice for All

Judge Rayford:Mr. Kirkland you are out of order! Arthur Kirkland (defence lawyer):You're out of order! You're out of order!...
Hotshot lawyer

Rumpy Pumpy

Legal Practice Council interviewer Ms Tshabalala: “In your complaint against our member – Ms Jones – you seem to suggest Mr Varkel...
what is a criminal lawyer

Criminal Lawyer or Lawyer Criminal

When you hear the description: “Oh, he’s a criminal lawyer” – Does this mean: (a) a lawyer who practices...
Barry Varkel and his Dad

Some Barry Varkel year-end 2019 personal anecdotes

Dear readers – I do hope you have enjoyed my material over the past year.I want to thank Malcolm for giving me...
Gun violence

Unchecked gun violence

Bowling For Columbine remains the watershed documentary – written and directed by Michael Moore – that deals with the USA’s penchant for...
Malawi Flag

Being Gay in Malawi

Way back, in May 2010, a gay couple in Malawi was convicted of “gross indecency and unnatural acts” and sentenced to a...