Inbrief

Local Court Memorandum

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Practice Support

Judge Peter Johnstone, Chief Magistrate of NSW, has issued a memorandum for the use of devices in the courtrooms in the the Local Court of NSW.

To view the memorandum, please click...

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NSWBA Flood Appeal Recital

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Philanthropy

Earlier this year floods devastated the northern regions of New South Wales and Queensland. The areas are currently rebuilding towns, roads and livelihoods. To show the support of the...

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Philip James Doherty SC (1950-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral for Philip James Doherty SC of 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers will be held on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 12:00pm in St Mary's Church, Burton Street, Concord.

Please...

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Update: Special Sitting Arrangements during the Local Court Annual Conference

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Practice support

As previously advised in InBrief, normal rostered sittings of the Local Court, Children's Court and Coronial Jurisdiction will be suspended on and from Wednesday, 1 June 2022 and...

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CLA Annual June Judge Series

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The former Chief Justice, Tom Bathurst AC QC will present on ‘Problems with restraint of trade’, Justice Julie Ward on ‘Equity’s path to justice’ and Justice Ashley Black on ‘Practice in...

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Preparation for Mediation: What Your Client and You Must Know

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Webinar - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

The ADR Committee are delighted to host the first in a series of 'fireside chats' on Wednesday, 1 June 2022 via Zoom. This 'fireside chat' session will feature guest...

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Philip James Doherty SC (1950-2022)

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Vale

Philip James Doherty SC of 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they...

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SMH Half Marathon

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Philanthropy

On Sunday, members of the NSW Bar Runners participated in the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon around the Sydney CBD, with many completing the run in under two hours. A fantastic...

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Funeral Live Stream Peter Raymond Zahra (1955-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral for his Honour Judge Peter Zahra SC will be held on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 9:30am in St Mary's Cathedral.

For those who are unable to attend, please click here to view...

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Safe Place on Monday 23 May 2022 at 4:30 pm

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Wellbeing

Imposter syndrome in a prevailing culture of upmanship. How to maintain confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in a competitive and sometimes combative environment of upmanship. What...

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The Francis Forbes Society History Tutorial

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The next legal history tutorial from the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, “The Mason Court,” will be held on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 5.15 pm in Court 13A, Supreme Court, Law...

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2022 Silk Selection Committee

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On 28 April 2022, the Bar Council resolved for the 2022 Senior Counsel Selection Committee to be:

  • President of the New South Wales Bar Association
  • Senior Vice-President of the New South Wales Bar...
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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals is open and will run until 30 June 2022. A reminder that the late fee will be applicable from 7 June 2022.

Early renewal is of great...

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Attorney General Media Release

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The Attorney General has issued a media release welcoming the appointment of the Hon. Tom Bathurst AC QC to lead the State's independent law reform advisory body from 1 June 2022.

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Tomorrow: Walk for Justice NSW 2022

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022 is National Pro Bono Day, when the legal profession will pull on their joggers to participate in the Walk for Justice NSW 2022, a walk around workplaces designed to celebrate the...

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Derek Ian Cassidy QC (1931-2022)

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Vale

Derek Ian Cassidy QC formerly of 7th Floor Selborne and Chalfont Chambers passed away peacefully at Dudley Hospital in Orange with his daughters Edwena & Belinda holding his hands. His funeral...

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Media Release by Chief Justice Bell

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The Chief Justice notes the retirement yesterday of Mr Michael McHugh SC as President of the New South Wales Bar Association and thanks and congratulates him for his significant contribution to the...

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The Lawyers Orchestra Inc Recital

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The Lawyers Orchestra Inc is holding a concert on Sunday, 22 May 2022 at 2:30pm in the Glebe Town Hall.

A number of members will be performing. For more information or to book, please click here.

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NSW Bar Runners Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

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Philanthropy

With two days to go the NSW Bar Runners have raised a whopping $13,000 for Beyond Blue. Robert Glasson has raised $5,000 alone and sits fifth on the individual leaderboard. An...

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Life membership for Michael McHugh SC

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At its meeting of 12 May 2022, the Bar Council resolved by acclamation to award life membership of the New South Wales Bar Association to Michael McHugh SC for exceptional service to the Bar...

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Bar Association Office Bearers

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Governance

Following Michael McHugh SC's decision to step down, the Bar Council met on the evening of 12 May 2022 and elected Gabrielle Bashir SC as President. The office bearers of the Bar...

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Let's talk about Word

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Innovation & Technology

Since its launch nearly 40 years ago, Microsoft Word has become more complex, and is now packed with features for designing, drafting, editing and sharing documents. Very few...

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President's Message

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Being as this is my last President’s message, members may recall that I noted in my first Bar News column:

'Important work continues by many to combat sexual harassment at the Bar. I personally...

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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals has opened and will run until 30 June 2022.

Almost ??? of barristers have now completed their renewal.

Early renewal is of great...

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NSW Bar Runners leading the fundraising league table

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Philanthropy

The NSW Bar Runners have exceeded $12,000 in funds raised and are unlikely to be toppled from first place on the team ladder of the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. The fundraising...

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