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Inbrief

Support Moses SC in the 2021 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Philanthropy

Arthur Moses SC will take part in the 2021 Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 17 June. So far this year $1,576,033 has been pledged to support the St Vincent de Paul's homeless services. Moses SC...

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Nominations are open for the Bright Spark Awards

The Womens Legal Service New South Wales will again host their annual Bright Spark Awards. The Bright Spark Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the legal sector. The Awards acknowledge and...

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Australian Academy of Law Notice of Annual Essay Prize 2021

The Australian Academy of Law is pleased to announce the offering of its Annual Essay Prize for 2021.

This year, eligibility to submit an essay is broadened by reverting to the original entry rules...

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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, commencing with welcome drinks on the evening of Thursday 29 July 2021, followed by two...

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Forbes Society – first legal history tutorial tonight and other dates

Our first Legal History tutorial: Our first tutorial will be held tonight Tuesday 18 May at 5.15 pm. It will be delivered by the Secretary of the Society, Dr Simon Chapple and is titled ‘Themes in...

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Tenth Floor St James Hall - Large internal room

Sale price $10,000 or available to license

Tenth Floor St James Hall Chambers has an internal room for sale or license measuring 5.9m by 4.3m. The room is fitted out with an abundance of built in,...

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Sir James Martin Chambers - External Room Available

If sweeping city views sound appealing for your new Chambers, Sir James Martin Chambers has your new room. The room is offered for nil consideration.

The Floor consists of six Senior Counsel and...

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Federal Court of Australia Welcome Ceremony of the Hon Justice Elizabeth Cheeseman - 9.30am Friday, 21 May 2021

The appointment of the Hon Justice Elizabeth Cheeseman as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia took effect from 12 April 2021.

A ceremonial sitting of the Full Court of the Federal Court of...

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Reappointment of Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

The Commonwealth Attorney-General Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash has announced the reappointment of Ms Sarah McNaughton SC as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for a period of two years.

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Bar FC continues its winning form

Last Thursday Bar FC returned to the pitch after a week forced rest due to rain and displayed a consummate performance to emerge victors against Schroders FC 5-0.

Di Michiel was clearly the managers...

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Forbes Society – first legal history tutorial and other dates

Our first Legal History tutorial: Our first tutorial will be held on Tuesday 18 May at 5.15 pm. It will be delivered by the Secretary of the Society, Dr Simon Chapple and is titled ‘Themes in...

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Special sitting arrangements during Local Court Annual Conference 2 - 4 June 2021

The Chief Magistrate has written to the Association regarding sitting arrangements during the Local Court Annual Conference from Wednesday 2 June to 4 June 2021.

The sitting arrangements for that...

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Family Court of Australia Joint Ceremonial sitting for Justice Ryan and Justice Stevenson

Members are advised there will be a joint ceremonial sitting next Friday 21 May 2021 at 4.30pm, for Justice Ryan and Stevenson in the Family Court of Australia to mark their retirements.

The joint...

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President's Message - new Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association

As I have previously advised members, Greg Tolhurst will be leaving the role of Executive Director of the NSW Bar Association in June. He has been a real asset to the Bar Association and we wish him...

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Bar News Autumn 2021

The latest edition of Bar News, a Special Edition on Criminal Law & Inquests is now available online.

Be sure to take note of the images on the front cover. The first person to correctly identify...

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Mental Health is Everybody's Business

Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Committee and the Bar Council has commissioned The Black Dog Institute to provide mental health training for members, including heads of chambers, clerks and chambers staff....

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Bar Book Club

The next meeting of the book club will be on 1 June 2020 at 5.30pm in the Bar Association Library. There are two books nominated for discussion.

You can read either or both, but please come prepared...

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Big Data: What is Big Data? Where is it found? What are the challenges and opportunities it represents?

Innovation and Technology Committee Blog

Big Data is becoming increasingly prevalent in our society. Because of this, it is important for barristers to know what it is, and how to use it.

What is...

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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, commencing with welcome drinks on the evening of Thursday 29 July 2021, followed by two...

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Can you spare one hour a month to be a mentor?

The Law Society of NSW are seeking mentors with bar experience willing to help lawyers eager to progress their career. If you can spare one hour a month to act as a mentor in either the early career...

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Family Court of Australia Joint Ceremonial sitting for Justice Ryan and Justice Stevenson

Members are advised there will be a joint ceremonial sitting next Friday 21 May 2021 at 4.30pm, for Justice Ryan and Stevenson in the Family Court of Australia to mark their retirements.

The joint...

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Federal Budget 2021-22 - outcomes of interest to the Legal Profession

The Law Council of Australia has released a detailed summary outlining the outcomes of interest to the legal profession from last night’s 2021-2022 Federal Budget announcements. The summary is...

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Acting Commissioners at the Land and Environment Court

Job Advertisement

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as Acting Commissioners of the Land and Environment Court of NSW. There are a number of...

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Expressions of Interest Sought - Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor – Southern Region based in Wollongong

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor (Wollongong) under the Crown Prosecutors Act 1986 for a fixed term of up to seven...

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Upcoming CPD Event: Competition Law Conference 2021

This annual one-day Conference will be held virtually on Saturday 22 May 2021.

The Conference, which has been held since 1989, provides an open forum for discussion of significant issues in...

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