Inbrief

Briefing - Do No Harm: Business & Human Rights in Transplantation Medicine

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Organ trafficking, forced organ harvesting and unethical organ transplantation is a global issue. Global Rights Compliance has published a 'world first' Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, "Do...

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District Court Appointments

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Appointments

The Attorney General has announced that Michael McHugh SC, Georgia Turner and Kevin Andronos SC have been appointed as Judges of the District Court of NSW.

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Media Release - High Court Appointment

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President, Gabrielle Bashir SC has congratulated the Hon Justice Jayne Jagot of the Federal Court who has been appointed as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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Supreme Court Covid Protocol Update

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The Supreme Court will cease operation of the COVID Protocols effective Saturday, 1 October 2022.

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Today's Updated Covid Court Guide

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has been updated and includes today's announcement from the Supreme...

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Bench & Bar Lunch tickets are running out

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Wellbeing

Please join our President, Gabrielle Bashir SC, Chair of the Wellbeing Committee, Cynthia Cochrane SC, and our guests of honour, comprising 18 judges from the Federal Court of Australia,...

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LSC Newsletter

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The Legal Services Council September newsletter is here.

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Katrina Dawson Award September 2022

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Diversity

The Bar Association is delighted to announce that Monica Aguinaldo is the recipient of the Katrina Dawson Award for September 2022.

Monica was admitted as a solicitor in 2012, and to the...

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Bench & Bar Lunches are back!

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Wellbeing

Please join our President, Gabrielle Bashir SC, Chair of the Wellbeing Committee, Cynthia Cochrane SC, and our guests of honour, comprising 16 judges from the Federal Court of Australia,...

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Diverse Women in Law Podcast with NSWBA President

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President, Gabrielle Bashir SC appeared on the Diverse Women in Law podcast to discuss her insights on a career in advocacy, inclusion at the Bar and why diverse representation at the Bar is of...

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Jeff Shaw Memorial Scholarship Lecture 2022

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The Jeff Shaw Memorial Scholarship Lecture 2022 will be held on Monday, 10 October 2022 at 5.30pm in PSA House, Level 11, 160 Clarence Street Sydney.

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG will be the...

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Reminder – 2021-22 Equitable Briefing Policy Reports Due this Friday, 30 September 2022

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A reminder to all barristers who have adopted the Equitable Briefing Policy, that you are required to submit your 2021-2022 report to the Law Council of Australia by 30 September 2022.

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Janet Viola Coombs AM (1932 - 2022)

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Vale

Janet Coombs was called to the New South Wales Bar on Friday, 13 March 1959, the eighth woman to be admitted.

In 1997, she was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia...

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ABA Taxation Committee CPD

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The Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee is holding a CPD on what Members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) want from representatives in tax cases.

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Rosh Hashanah

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This Sunday evening is the beginning of Jewish New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew which literally means ‘Head of the Year’.

It is one of the holiest days for Jewish people around the...

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Media Release - NSW Government's response to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug 'ice'

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The President of the New South Wales Bar Association has issued a media release on the NSW Government's response to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug 'ice'.

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International Day of Peace

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Today is International Day of Peace.

Established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, the day is “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace” by observing 24 hours of non-violence...

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Tomorrow: Bar Book Club and The Silence of Scheherazade

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Wellbeing

A city and culture long lost to time. Author Defne Suman sets the historical novel The Silence of Scheherazade in the city of Smyrna and follows the intertwining fates of four families as...

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Forbes Society – Legal history tutorial Tuesday, 27 September

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Dr Henry Kha (Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School) will present a tutorial 'Unification of Australian Divorce Law under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959' on Tuesday, 27 September 2022 at 5.15pm in...

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Supreme Court Covid Protocol Update

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The Supreme Court has issued the Revised COVID Protocols (effective 20 September 2022) that supersede previous COVID protocols.

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Nominations for 2023 Bar Council Election

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Nomination forms for the election of the 2023 Bar Council were posted on Friday, 9 September 2022 and emailed Thursday, 15 September 2022 to all members of the Bar Association eligible to nominate or...

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Today's Updated Covid Court Guide

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has been updated and includes today's announcement from the Supreme...

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Volunteer Expression of Interest – Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes

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The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes is tasked with inquiring into all unsolved deaths, that are suspected to be hate crimes, of LGBTIQ people between 1970 and 2010.

It is...

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Tomorrow: New Barristers Committee Coffee catch up

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Practice Support

The NBC’s next coffee catch up for under 5s is tomorrow Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 9.00am at the Naked Duck, 60 Martin Place. Our guests are Tiffany Wong SC (Banco Chambers)...

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Solemn Choral Eucharist for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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On Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 6.30pm, a Solemn Choral Eucharist will be held for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at St. James Church. The homily will be offered by the Reverend Andrew...

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