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October 2016

2016 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast

Friday, October 28 2016, Verandah Restaurant

Members and their friends are invited to the 2016 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 28 October at Verandah Restaurant. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money for two wonderful charities. There will also be a fabulous raffle drawn on the morning with amazing prizes to be won!

Raffle tickets will also be available to pre-purchase from 17 October at the Bar Association Reception. RSVP for the breakfast today, RSVPs will be accepted until Friday, 21 October unless sold out prior.

Click here for all the event details including updated details on the amazing raffle organised by the Diversity and Equality Committee.

If you are unable to attend the breakfast, you may still make a donation to these worthy causes via the registration process. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by the charities following the events. To donate, please click here.

Supporting charities

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into prevention and cure of breast cancer. Research programs funded by the NBCF cover every aspect of breast cancer, from increasing understanding of genetics to providing better treatments and improving ways to support women and their families. The NBCF relies almost entirely on corporate and community support to continue its work.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA focuses on funding innovative research, support, information and advocacy for men with prostate cancer and raising awareness across the community. PCFA operates over 100 supports groups Australia wide who provide support and advocacy, via the phone or face to face to men and their families affected by prostate cancer. These groups meet regularly and provide a meeting forum for the exchange of experiences, ideas and news as well as an invaluable support network.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Katie or Hannah on ph: (02) 9232 4055. We look forward to seeing you there

15 Bobber - His Hon Judge Warwick Hunt

Friday, October 28 2016, NSW Bar Common Room

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for His Hon Judge Warwick Hunt. The 15 Bobber will be held on Friday, 28 October in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room. Speaking for His Hon Judge Warwick Hunt will be Phillip Boulten SC. The event begins at 5.30pm with speeches beginning at 5.45pm. RSVP here by 6.00pm Thursday 27 October. Tickets purchased on the door will be $25.

September 2016

2016 Common Law Drinks

Friday, September 02 2016, Club Bar, Hotel CBD

Judges, barristers and Clerks are invited to attend the 2016 Common Law Drinks on Friday, 2 September. The drinks will be held in the Club Bar at Hotel CBD, 52 King Street, Sydney. The drinks mark the 88th anniversary the momentous event in common law where Mrs Mary May Donoghue drinking ginger beer from the tumbler which, it was claimed, contained the remains of a decomposed snail. The guest speaker on the evening will be the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW. Drinks begin at 5.30pm and cost $85 for judges and barristers over 5 years and $65 for barristers under 5 years and clerks. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

The 2016 Common Law Drinks are kindly sponsored by Bar Cover.

August 2016

15 Bobber - The Hon Justice Stephen Burley & Her Hon Judge Brana Obradovic

Friday, August 19 2016, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Stephen Burley & Her Hon Judge Brana Obradovic. The 15 Bobber will be held on Friday, 19 August 2016 in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room. Speaking for the Hon Justice Stephen Burley is Michael Heath and for Her Hon Judge Brana Obradovic, Ian Neil SC. The event begins at 5.30 PM with speeches beginning at 5.45 PM. Pre-purchased tickets are $15 and are available until COB Thursday, 11 August. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25. To RSVP, click here.

15 Bobber - His Hon Judge Robert Montgomery

Friday, August 12 2016, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for His Hon Judge Robert Montgomery. The 15 Bobber will be held on Friday, 12 August 2016 in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room. Speaking for His Hon Judge Robert Montgomery is Julian Sexton SC. The event begins at 5.30 PM with speeches beginning at 5.45 PM. Pre-purchased tickets are $15 and are available until COB Thursday, 11 August. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25. To RSVP, click here.

July 2016

2016 Tutors & Readers Dinner

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Dinner_setting_edited_-_CMS.jpg Friday, July 29 2016, Rooftop Terrace, Australian Museum

All Readers from the 2/15 and 1/16 Bar Practice Course and their Tutors are invited to attend the Tutors & Readers Dinner on Friday, 29 July. The dinner will be held at the Rooftop Terrace, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney. The dinner will begin at 7.00pm for 7.30pm and the dress for the evening is business attire. The guest speaker is the Hon Justice Natalie Adams and the Readers speaker is Jon Baxter-Wright. For further information and to RSVP, please click here.

The 2016 Tutors & Readers Dinner is kindly sponsored by Bar Cover.

2016 Judicial Q&A

Thursday, July 28 2016, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Barristers under 7 years call are invited to the Judicial Q&A event – a great opportunity for under 7s to meet, greet and ask questions of the panel and socialise together. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, 28 July in the Bar Association Common Room from 5.15pm, with drinks to follow the panel discussion from 6.15pm. The Judicial Panel is the Hon Justice Jacqueline Gleeson, The Hon Justice Ian Harrison and Her Hon Judge Robyn Tupman. For more information and to RSVP please see the Judicial Q&A website.

The 2016 Judicial Q&A event is kindly sponsored by Bar Cover.

June 2016

2016 Maurice Byers Address

Wednesday, June 22 2016, NSW Bar Common Room

The 2016 Maurice Byers Address titled, ‘Legal Change – The Role of Advocates’ will be delivered by the Hon R French AC, Chief Justice of Australia on Wednesday, 22 June at 5.15pm in the Bar Common Room.

15 Bobber - Her Hon Judge Penelope Wass SC

Friday, June 17 2016, NSW Bar Common Room

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for Her Hon Judge Penelope Wass SC. The 15 Bobber is to be held on Friday, 17 June 2016 in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room. Speaking for Her Hon Justice Penelope Wass SC is James Hmelnitsky SC. The event begins at 5.30 PM with speeches beginning at 5.45 PM. Tickets pre-purchased by Thursday, 2 June are $15.00. Tickets after this time will be $25 on the door. To RSVP, please click here.

15 Bobber - The Hon Justice Anthony Payne & The Hon Justice Natalie Adams

Friday, June 03 2016, NSW Bar Common Room

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Anthony Payne & the Hon Justice Natalie Adams. The 15 Bobber is to be held on Friday, 3 June 2016 in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room. Speaker for the Hon Justice Anthony Payne is James Hmelnitsky & for the Hon Justice Natalie Adams, Helen Roberts. The event begins at 5.30 PM with speeches beginning at 5.45 PM. Tickets pre-purchased by Thursday, 2 June are $15.00. Tickets after this time will be $25 on the door. To RSVP, please click here.

May 2016

2016 Bench & Bar Dinner

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Image_1_-_nswbar_webpage.jpg Friday, May 06 2016, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney

The President and the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2016 Bench & Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place on Friday, 6 May in the Ballroom of the Hilton Sydney at 7.00 PM for 7.30 PM. The Guests of Honour are the Hon R J Ellicott QC and David Jackson AM QC. Speaking for the Hon R J Ellicott QC will be Tony Bannon SC & for David Jackson AM QC will be Elizabeth Cheeseman SC.

Seating at the dinner will be allocated on a first-in basis. Tables of 10 are preferred, however you may sit up to 12 on tables. Smaller bookings will also be accepted.

For more details and to book, please click the following link: 2016 Bench & Bar Dinner. For further details on how to book, please refer to the FAQ page on the website.

If you have any questions regarding the dinner, please contact Katie Retford on 9232 4055 or email,kretford@nswbar.asn.au

April 2016

15 Bobber - The Hon Justice Robert Bromwich & Her Hon Judge Elizabeth Boyle

Friday, April 01 2016, NSW Bar Association Common Room

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Robert Bromwich and Her Hon Judge Elizabeth Boyle. The 15 Bobber is to be held on Friday, 1 April in the New South Wales Bar Association Common Room. Speaking for the Hon Justice Robert Bromwich is Peter Hastings QC and for Her Hon Judge Elizabeth Boyle, Donna Ward. The event begins at 5.30 PM with speeches beginning at 5.45 PM. Tickets pre-purchased by Thursday, 31 March are $15.00. Tickets after this time will be $25 on the door. To RSVP, please click here.

March 2016

NSW State Conference March 2016 - Australian Lawyers Alliance

Friday, March 11 2016, Dockside, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

The NSW State Conference will be held on Friday 11 March 2016 at Dockside, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

This is a 1-day format with 2 streams, followed by a 3-course dinner in the Gold Room at L’Aqua Restaurant, overlooking beautiful Cockle Bay.

The conference provides attendees with an excellent educational and networking opportunity as well as attracting up to 6 CLE/CPD points. It is attended by plaintiff and defendant lawyers as well as representatives of the various regulators and insurers.

For more information, please visit the Australian Lawyers Alliance website.

August 2015

2015 Common Law Drinks

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Common_Law_Bottlesnail_-_110_pix.jpg Friday, August 21 2015, Hotel CBD, upstairs in the Club Bar, 52 King Street, Sydney

Judges, barristers and clerks are warmly invited to the 2015 Common Law Drinks to be held on Friday, 21 August at Hotel CBD, upstairs in the Club Bar, 52 King Street, Sydney. The guest speaker will be the His Honour Justice Bellew of the Supreme Court.

It was on 26 August 1928 that Mrs May Donoghue drank ginger beer from a tumbler which, it was claimed, contained the remains of a decomposed snail. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Common Law Bar to relax and share stories in a pleasant and convivial atmosphere and to mark the occasion of the 87th anniversary of this momentous event in the history of the common law.

Tickets cost $90 per person or barristers who are up to 5 years (called to the Bar in 2010 or later), $70. The event is kindly sponsored by Bar Cover. For further information on the event and to register click here. RSVP is essential by Friday, 14 August 2015.

July 2015

2015 Judicial Q&A

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Judicial_Q__A_image_-_110pix_-_nswbar_website.jpg Wednesday, July 29 2015, New South Wales Bar Association Common Room

Specifically for the junior bar (barristers called to the New South Wales Bar in 2008 or later), the Judicial Q&A event enables the junior bar to put forward questions for the judicial panel to answer. After the Q&A finishes, members of the judiciary and the junior bar are invited to stay for drinks and canapés. The event is on Wednesday, 29 July in the Bar Association Common Room and is free for 2/14 and 1/15 Readers and $10 for other barristers up to seven years. RSVP by Friday, 24 July is essential. Barristers up to seven years can find out more information and RSVP here.

2015 Tutors and Readers Dinner

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Doltone_House-Hyde-Park-Stairwell_-_100_pix_nswbar_website.jpg Friday, July 24 2015, Doltone House Hyde Park

All 2/14 and 1/15 Bar Practice Course Readers and their Tutors are invited to the annual Tutors & Readers Dinner on Thursday, 16 July 2015. For further information and to RSVP for the dinner click here.

The 2015 Tutors & Readers Dinner is kindly sponsored by Bar Cover.

January 2015

Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day

Thursday, January 29 2015, Manly course

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to Manly course on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Start at 12 noon. Dinner around 6.30pm. The cost for the day is $175.00 per person including dinner. (No discount for golf only. Manly members pay $75.00). Download an acceptance form. Please complete and return (together with payment) as soon as possible. For further information, contact Dennis Flaherty on ph: (02)9233 3517 (mobile 041 601 5623) or John Newnham solicitor on ph: (02)9264 7788..

November 2014

2014 Senior Counsel Presentation Ceremony

Wednesday, November 05 2014, NSW Bar Common Room

Newly appointed senior counsel will be presented with their appointment scrolls on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, at 5.15pm in the Bar Association’s Common Room, with the scrolls being presented by Bathurst CJ at 5.45pm. Members and their guests are most welcome to attend the function.

October 2014

2014 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Logos_110pix.png Friday, October 24 2014, Hyde Park Barracks Cafe

Members and their friends are invited to the 2014 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 24 October at Hyde Park Barracks Café. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money for two wonderful charities, the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Full event details avalable here.

There will also be a fabulous raffle drawn on the morning with over $1,000 worth of prizes available to be won! RSVP for the breakfast today.

If you are unable to attend the breakfast, you may still make a donation to these worthy causes via the registration process. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by the charities following the events. To donate, please click here.

August 2014

2014 Common Law Drinks

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Common_Law_Bottlesnail_-_110_pix.jpg Friday, August 22 2014, The Hide, upstairs at the Bull & Bear, 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney

Judges, barristers and clerks are warmly invited to the 2014 Common Law Drinks to be held on Friday, 22 August at The Hide, upstairs at the Bull & Bear, 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney. It was on 26 August 1928 that Mrs May Donoghue drank ginger beer from a tumbler which, it was claimed, contained the remains of a decomposed snail. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Common Law Bar to relax and share stories in a pleasant and convivial atmosphere and to mark the occasion of the 86th anniversary of this momentous event in the history of the common law. The guest speaker on the evening will be the Hon Justice Peter Garling.

Tickets cost $90 per person or barristers who are up to 5 years (called to the Bar in 2009 or later), $70. The event is kindly sponsored by LexisNexis. RSVP is essential by Friday, 15 August 2014 - click here to RSVP.

2014 Judicial Q&A

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Judicial_Q__A_image_-_110pix_-_nswbar_website.jpg Thursday, August 21 2014, Bar Association Common Room

The 2014 Judicial Q&A event enables the junior Bar (Barristers up to 7 years, called to the Bar in 2007 or later) to put forward questions for the judicial panel to answer. After the Q&A finishes members of the judiciary and the junior Bar are invited to stay for drinks and canapés. RSVP is essential. Barristers up to 7 years can RSVP here.

The 2014 Judicial Q&A is kindly sponsored by Bar Cover.

2014 Maurice Byers Address

Wednesday, August 20 2014,

The 2014 Maurice Byers Address, titled ‘Appellate Review of the Facts’, will be delivered by the Hon Justice V Bell, High Court of Australia.

July 2014

2014 Tutors & Readers Dinner

http://www.nswbar.asn.au/images/uploads/events/Doltone_House-Hyde-Park-Stairwell_-_100_pix_nswbar_website.jpg Friday, July 25 2014, Doltone House Hyde Park

All 2/13 and 1/14 Bar Practice Course Readers and their Tutors are invited to the annual Tutors & Readers Dinner on Friday, 25 July 2014. For further information and to RSVP for the dinner click here.

The 2014 Tutors & Readers Dinner is kindly sponsored by Bar Cover.

June 2014

Successful Financial Management

http://www.nswbar.asn.au//images/uploads/main/cpdv3.png Thursday, June 19 2014, Common Room

What are some of the day-to-day financial challenges faced by barristers, especially in respect of personal tax planning, cash flow, BAS and superannuation? This seminar will be presented by David Robinson, principal at Harvey Chartered Accountants.

Unpacking Insurance

http://www.nswbar.asn.au//images/uploads/main/cpdv3.png Tuesday, June 17 2014, Common Room

What do you need to consider when taking out income protection, life insurance or TPD insurance? This seminar will be presented by Amanda Levine, specialist risk advisor at North City Group.

Top Ten Money Mistakes of Barristers

http://www.nswbar.asn.au//images/uploads/main/cpdv3.png Wednesday, June 11 2014, Common Room

This presentation, by Vanessa Woodley, financial strategist at Sentinel Wealth, is tailored to junior members of the bar, will explore common mistakes made by barristers and offer solutions.

May 2014

BENCH AND BAR DINNER

Friday, May 02 2014, Hilton Sydney

The 2014 Bench & Bar Dinner will be held on Friday, 2 May at the Hilton Sydney. The guest of honour is the Hon J L B Allsop AO, chief justice of the Federal Court of Australia. Further details and booking information will be available in March 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Retford on 9229 1720 or kretford@nswbar.asn.au

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