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Inbrief

Vale Priscilla Flemming QC (1942– 2021)

Priscilla Flemming QC, a former member of the NSW Bar Association and the first woman at the private bar to be appointed as Queens Counsel, passed away on Sunday, 3 January 2021.

Mrs Flemming came...

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Australia Day Honours

Bret Walker SC, a member of the New South Wales Bar Association, was made an officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO) in the 2021 Australia Day Honours for distinguished service...

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Commercial Law Section - Updated Notes on COVID-19 Related Developments in Commercial Law And Practice

The New South Wales Bar Association's Commercial Law Section has today provided an updated version of its notes on COVID-19 related developments in commercial law and practice.

The notes relate to...

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Appearances in the District Court and Dust Diseases Tribunal - COVID-19 Update - Fitted Face Coverings (‘masks’)

In view of the easing of some mandatory requirements to wear masks, it will no longer be compulsory for anyone participating in person (including jurors) in a District Court or Dust Diseases Tribunal...

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QR code systems being introduced in Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court buildings

As restrictions on public gatherings and businesses ease around Australia, state and territory jurisdictions have issued directions requiring businesses to maintain contact registers to enable health...

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Services to mark the Commencement of the 2021 Law Year

The following services will be held to mark the commencement of the 2021 Law Year:

• Pan Orthodox Divine Liturgy – 6.30pm, Tuesday 2 February 2021, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the...

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Support Craig Lambert in the Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2021

Barrister Craig Lambert of Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers is currently training with the Can Too Foundation for the Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2021 to help fund lifesaving Aussie cancer research. The...

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NSWBA and AAI Train the Trainer Workshop

Continuing Professional Development

The New South Wales Bar Association's Professional Development Department is looking for Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course....

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Expressions of interest sought from Senior Counsel - appointment as prescribed authority under the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

The Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department is seeking expressions of interest from Senior Counsel for appointment as a ‘prescribed authority’ under section 34AD of the Australian Security...

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Law Council calls on government to Raise the Age

Last night’s call by 31 countries meeting at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review that Australia raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility, is a stark reminder that Australia is...

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Health and wellbeing - new year's resolutions for 2021

Eat, Sleep, Move

The Wellbeing Committee has your new year's resolutions all sorted. Following the success of 'Nutrition and Healthy Eating in 2021', the Wellbeing Committee has organised the next...

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Commencement of the 2021 Law Year - Red Mass at St Mary's Cathedral and St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta

Members are advised of the following details for the Commencement of Law Term services for 2021:-

2021 Red Mass Sydney

Time & Date: 9 am Friday 5 February 2021

Venue: St Mary’s...

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Ceremonial Sitting to Mark the Retirement of the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC

A short ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Bell AC from the High Court of Australia will be held on Friday 12 February 2021 at 9:15am in the Court’s Sydney courtroom,...

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Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Court of Appeal website. Learn more here.

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New South Wales Bar Association Office Closure Over Christmas - New Year

The New South Wales Bar Association office reopened on Monday 11 January. For the rest of January the reception desk at the offices of the Bar Association will be open for four days a week (excluding...

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Health and wellbeing - new year's resolutions for 2021

Eat, Sleep, Move Webinar Series

The Wellbeing Committee has your new year's resolutions all sorted. Following the success of 'Nutrition and Healthy Eating in 2021', the Wellbeing Committee has...

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2021 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2021 Regional CPD Conference Series. As in the past, the conferences will be held across the state to assist barristers in...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 15 January 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes a new practice direction...

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Client Relationships & how to stand out from your peers

Practice Management Essentials Webinar Series - Module 3

Compared to many other professionals, barristers face some unique challenges; the legal requirement to practise as sole practitioners,...

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Client Relationships & how to stand out from your peers

Practice Management Essentials Webinar Series - Module 3

Compared to many other professionals, barristers face some unique challenges; the legal requirement to practise as sole practitioners,...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 14 January 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes information from the...

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2021 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2021 Regional CPD Conference Series. As in the past, the conferences will be held across the state to assist barristers in...

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Guiding those experiencing family violence and other safety risks through the family law system

The Lighthouse Project Pilot commenced in Adelaide on 7 December 2020, and in Brisbane and Parramatta on 11 January 2021.

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court have stated that “The Family...

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NSW Bar Association Accessibility Survey

We need your help to better understand the accessibility challenges facing all members, their solicitors and clients. The NSW Bar Association Accessibility Survey consists of 10 simple questions and...

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2021 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2021 Regional CPD Conference Series. As in the past, the conferences will be held across the state to assist barristers in...

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