Annual reports

Our annual reports include highlights of the year, appointments, membership statistics and reports from various departments, committees and working parties of the Bar Association. 

Bar Bytes

bar bytes is the Innovation and Technology Committee's recommended reading list.

Bar News

Bar News is the journal of the Bar Association, written by the members, for the members. Each issue includes a mix of engaging and distracting articles on recent cases, professional conduct, notable speeches, appointments, book reviews and news from sporting and social events. 

Court structure, judges' titles and seniority

We've published a quick guide to the federal and New South Wales court structures, how to address judges and magistrates, the use of post-nominals, the order of seniority for barristers and the admission to the roll of lawyers.


InBrief is our daily news bulletin, which keeps members up to date with appointments, conferences, legislation and social events.

Media releases

Our media releases contribute to informed public debate about the rule of law and the administration of justice.

President's message

Key announcements from the president of the New South Wales Bar Association.

Protocol in respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The protocol provides guidance on matters ranging from acknowledgement of country, general observations for barristers to consider when acting for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander client and recommended resources.


Our committees regularly advise and assist the Bar Council in the preparation of detailed submissions regarding draft legislation and current issues in the administration of justice. The expert commentaries of our committees are sought by governments and opposition political parties, as well as parliamentary committees and law reform agencies.