Inbrief

Calling all barristers

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The NSWBA has organised for a photographic record to be taken for the NSWBA's 86th Anniversary. The image is for both the historical record and for a true representation of the current makeup of the...

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Nominations for 2023 Bar Council Election

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Members are reminded that nominations for the 2023 Bar Council must be received by the Returning Officer by 4:00pm on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

All nominations are acknowledged by email to the...

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Rethinking Criminal Responsibility

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Webinar - Thursday, 6 October 2022

Join presenter Dr Arlie Loughnan, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Law Theory at the University of Sydney Law School, and chair Tim Game SC for a webinar on...

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District Court NSW & Dust Diseases Tribunal NSW Covid Protocol Update

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The District Court NSW has advised the Bar Association that in view of changes in Federal and State Government policies and health advice, the mandatory requirement for...

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Swearing in Ceremony for Michael McHugh SC

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Appointments

The swearing-in ceremony to mark the appointment of Michael McHugh SC as a Judge of the District Court of New South Wales will be held in John Maddison Tower in Level 21 on Friday, 7...

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Tomorrow: Practice Procedure and Advocacy in the Court of Appeal

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In-person and Online - Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Join the Honourable Justice Julie Ward, President of the NSW Court of Appeal and Registrar Riznyczok, Registrar of the Court of Appeal, tomorrow...

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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 District...

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Senior Counsel appointments for 2022

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Appointments

President Gabrielle Bashir SC has announced the names of 20 barristers who have been appointed as senior counsel. The successful applicants for 2022, in order of their length of service...

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Yom Kippur: from sunset on 4 October to nightfall on 5 October

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Australian society includes people from different cultures, and the Bar Association is committed to supporting a Bar that reflects and is inclusive of that society’s diverse composition. Yom...

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Media Release - Integrity of the judiciary essential

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The Law Council of Australia issued a media release welcoming the steps taken by the Commonwealth Government towards the establishment of a federal judicial commission and improving transparency of...

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Bench & Bar Lunch tickets SOLD OUT

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Wellbeing

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our first post-pandemic Bench and Bar Lunch.

While tickets for 20 October 2022 are now officially sold out, the Wellbeing Committee is keen to...

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Senior counsel 2022

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Appointments

The appointment of senior counsel for 2022 will be announced at 1.00pm on Tuesday, 4 October 2022. Learn more here.

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International Day of Older Persons

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1 October 2022 is the International Day of Older Persons. One of the purposes of the day is to draw attention to and challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing,...

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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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