Why us?

Generally in life you get what you pay for, and my services are more expensive than some less experienced tutors advertising on the net. Then again, more experienced lawyers generally charge more than less experienced ones and if you've ever tried to save money by using a less-experienced one you often discover your mistake to your cost. In fact most don’t even put their names on their sites.

My potted history...My name is Jon Yaakov Gorr. I was born in 1959, went back to Law School in 1986, published (and was on the Board of) the Law Reform Review "In Dissent" at my law school, organised study groups and in 1987 became a tutor for students in the year below.... I managed to write a paper for the Law Reform Commission whilst an undergraduate, researched the use of comic books to teach low-literacy kids their legal rights under the supervision of Dr Cate Warner of the Australian Institute of Criminology, was articled to Tony Parsons (who then became Chair of Legal Aid Victoria) and when I started my own practice in 1991 built a very fast-growing debt collection firm, acting for two banks amongst many other clients.


I ran my own firm for 10 years. I have employed articled clerks and solicitors - I know how to advise on job interviews because I’ve hired staff.


I wrote the Motor Vehicle Collision do-it-yourself kit for Nunawading Legal Service in 1991, then the Debt Kit for St Kilda Legal Service and Legal Aid Victoria in 1993 - I started my Ph.D research in 1998, taught part of the Monash Civil Procedure course for three years between 1998 and 2000, taught law at TAFE and Adult Ed in 2002-3. In the last 12 years, I haven written six DIY legal guides for the legal publisher R P Emery and Associates and three legal textbooks(including one on bankruptcy) published by Smokeball.I was the first lawyer in Victoria to get someone jailed under the Judgment Debt Recovery Act and the first lawyer in Australia in over 100 years to get anyone bankrupted without a judgment debt simply on the basis of their own admission. My Ph.D is also published by Smokeball.


I am demonstrably the most experienced law tutor in Australia or New Zealand.


When I'm not teaching or writing, I work in the family business - Australia's biggest specialty silk importer, Beautiful Silks, which I operate in partnership with my wife, Marion.

What I can offer to you:
* Essay, assignment and problem-question review and preparation at LL.B, LL.M and J.D levels;
* Examination preparation tips;
* Notes, past papers, past essays;
* Research assistance on-line for hard to find and exclusive materials;
* Texts and additional materials;
* Preparation for presentations;
* CV review for interviews;
* Interview training; and
* Tips for getting a clerkship.


What do my past students say? Click here


I am flexible with days and times.
My fees depend on the type of assistance required.
If there’s plenty of time and we’ve scheduled the session... the fee is $90/hr for face to face or on-line tutoring and assistance with essays (any size) or research. Minimum charge 90 minutes ($135) per session. Last minute assistance... work due within 7 days needing urgent assistance between 25% and 50% more, if it's due within the next 36 hours it's double.

Cancellation fees- no charge if 24 hours' notice given. 4 hours but less than 24 hours (or if the session is for before 10 am, before 6 pm the night before) 25% of any pre-paid amount. 1- 4 hours' notice 50%. Under 1 hour's notice or you just don't show up no refund.
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