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Inbrief

Katrina Dawson Award – 2021 Applications Now Open

Katrina Dawson was a much-loved member of the New South Wales Bar, where she excelled. The Katrina Dawson Award seeks to encourage women to practise at the bar.

The award is open to women who have...

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The Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association condemn violence towards lawyers in Myanmar

The Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association have issued a joint media release today strongly condemning the ongoing intimidation, harassment, arbitrary arrest and incommunicado...

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ILS International Law and Practice Course - Lecture Seven - Tomorrow Tuesday 13 April 2021 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join the International Law Section for the seventh ILS International Law and Practice Course Lecture – "Rule of force: Economic, political and ideological levers of power in North Korea and Myanmar...

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Vacancy at Orange Chambers

A vacancy now exists at Orange Chambers. These busy Chambers have been established since 2017 and are the largest Chambers in the region.

A suite, consisting of two rooms has become available....

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District Court Bench Farewell for his Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC Friday 23 April 2021 at 9:00am

A bench farewell will be held on Friday 23 April 2021 at 9:00am in the ceremonial courtroom on Level 21 John Maddison Tower for His Honour Judge Stephen Norrish QC. President Michael McHugh SC will...

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Save the date: Family Court of Australia Ceremonial Sitting to Farewell the Hon Justice Judith Ryan and the Hon Justice Jan Stevenson

A ceremonial sitting of the Family Court of Australia will be held to farewell the Hon Justice Judith Ryan and the Hon Justice Jan Stevenson on Friday 21 May at 4.30pm in Courtroom 7C, Level 7 of the...

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Are your cases traumatising you?

Register now

On Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 5.15pm the Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee will host a Zoom seminar on identifying, mitigating and managing vicarious trauma. Presenters will include...

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Challenges to the rule of law in modern society

Policy and public affairs

Chief Justice T F Bathurst AC has spoken on "Challenges to the Rule of Law in Modern Society" at the 2021 District Court of New South Wales Annual Conference.

His Honour's...

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Setting Aside Statutory Demands: Offence and Defence

Webinar - Thursday 15 April 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association's Practice Development Committee is delighted to host 'Setting Aside Statutory Demands: Offence and Defence'.

This year, with...

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Disturbing IBA survey on wellbeing

Wellbeing

The Law Society Gazette reports that a survey by the International Bar Association of 3,000 lawyers in 186 organisations has found that over half of lawyers under 30 have experienced...

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Message from the President, Michael McHugh SC

The New South Wales Bar Association welcomes the release today of the Federal Government’s response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work report recommendations.

The...

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2021 Bathurst Lecture

Seminar - Thursday 22 April 2021

The Commercial Law Section will hold the 2021 Bathurst lecture, named in honour of the Hon T F Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW, on Thursday, 22 April 2021, at 5:15...

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Mentoring Program 2021 - Applications Open

Calling Interested Mentors and Mentees!

Since 2014 the New South Wales Bar Association has offered junior barristers in their second year at the Bar an opportunity to receive guidance and support...

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Setting Aside Statutory Demands: Offence and Defence

Webinar - Thursday 15 April 2021

This New South Wales Bar Association's Practice Development Committee is delighted to host 'Setting Aside Statutory Demands: Offence and Defence'.

This year, with...

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Closing today: Advocacy General Skills Workshop

Online course, developed in partnership with the Australian Advocacy Institute (AAI)

The 2021 General Advocacy Skill workshop is a practical and constructive course hosted over three interactive...

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Barristers formally registered as Migration Agents under OMARA

As at 22 March 2021, amendments to the Migration Act 1958 commenced, allowing an Australian legal practitioner to provide immigration assistance in connection with legal practice. This means that a...

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STEP Australia National Trusts and Estates Conference 2021

The STEP Australia 2021 Conference will be held at a luxury Sydney hotel, the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel, commencing with welcome drink’s on the evening of Thursday, 29 July 2021,...

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Barristers encouraged to sign up to the National Pro Bono Target

The Australian Pro Bono Centre warmly invites members of the New South Wales Bar to become signatories to the National Pro Bono Target.

What is the Target?

The Target is a voluntary and...

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Closing soon: Advocacy General Skills Workshop

Online course, developed in partnership with the Australian Advocacy Institute (AAI)

The 2021 General Advocacy Skill workshop is a practical and constructive course hosted over three interactive...

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AIAL National Conference: Administrative Law on the Edge

Save the date

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law Conference will be going ahead this year in Melbourne on 22 and 23 July, hosted by the Victorian Chapter of the AIAL.

The aim of the...

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Information for attending court

COVID-19

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 the Land and...

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The Bar Bushwalking Group

Wellbeing

Recently, the Wellbeing Committee announced the formation of the Bar Bushwalking Group. The response was overwhelming, with the first walk on Sunday, 2 May at 10.00am at Manly Dam now...

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Setting Aside Statutory Demands: Offence and Defence

Webinar - Thursday 15 April 2021

This NSW Bar Association's Practice Development Committee is delighted to host 'Setting Aside Statutory Demands: Offence and Defence'.

This year, with the expected...

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A national response to family, domestic and sexual violence

Policy and law reform

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the findings of a report by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into family,...

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Law Council welcomes judicial appointments

Appointments

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash has announced the appointment of Jonathon Davis QC, Jennifer Howe, Colin Campbell to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and Judge Paul Howard...

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