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Swearing In Ceremony for Andrew Coleman SC, Craig Smith SC and Tanya Smith SC to the District Court of NSW

Formal Swearing In ceremonies for Craig Smith SC, Andrew Coleman SC and Tanya Smith SC as Judges of the District Court of NSW will be held in John Maddison Tower on Level 21, at 9:00am as follows:-

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Toongabbie Legal Centre Tax & Equity Seminar - Friday, 19 March 2021

Members are invited to the TLC’s 5th annual Tax and Equity Seminar to be held on Friday, 19 March 2021 at the Ashurst Conference Room, 5 Martin Place Sydney, as it may be of interest to them.

The...

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Suzie Miller joins the NSW Bar Association's International Women's Day Panel 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association’s Diversity and Equality Committee (DEC) is delighted to announce that playwright and screenwriter, Suzie Miller, will be joining Michaela Whitbourn, Legal...

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Annual Report - Legal Services Council and the Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation

The Annual Reports for the Legal Services Council and the Commissioner for the Uniform Legal Services Regulation are now available on the LSC website, click here.

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New Clerk - Sir James Martin Chambers

The Board and Members of Sir James Martin Chambers are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Clerk of Chambers, Jo McGoldrick.

After many years, our long-standing Clerk Kirsti Reith, has...

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Email Fraud Warning

The Association has been advised that the email account of one of its members was compromised and a number of emails sent out purporting to be from this member’s address. These emails are...

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Join the Bar Running Group

Wellbeing

The Bar Running Group, launched late in 2020, organises short runs (max. 30 mins) on Thursday afternoons, departing from the fountain at the top of Martin Place at 4.30pm. The pace is...

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Walk around the Botanic Gardens every Monday at lunch time

Wellbeing

Weather permitting, the Bar Walking Group meets at 1.05pm at the fountain at the top of Martin Place and Macquarie Street every Monday, with a 1.10 departure time. A quick lap of the...

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A woman’s place is in the courtroom…and the Women Barristers’ Forum!

At the AGM held via Zoom on Wednesday 24 February 2021, the following women were elected to positions on the Women Barristers’ Forum (WBF), a Section of the New South Wales Bar Association:

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Funeral Details - Philip Ford Davies (1951-2021)

Members are advised the funeral service for Philip Davies will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, 27 February 2021 at James Murray Funeral Chapel, 44 Blackall Street Broadmeadow, Newcastle.

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2021 Orange Conference

2021 Orange Conference Program Released

The 2021 Orange Regional Conference will be held on Saturday 20 March at the Greenhouse, Orange. It will run from 9.00 am - 3.25pm and attribute 5 CPD points....

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2021 Sydney Conference

2021 Sydney Conference Program Released

The 2021 Sydney Conference will be held on Saturday 13 March at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. The event will be the NSW Bar Association's first hybrid conference,...

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Personal Injury Commission Ceremonial Sitting - Watch Via Live Stream

The Personal Injury Commission of NSW officially opens next Monday 1 March 2021. The occasion will be marked by a Ceremonial Sitting of the Commission at the NSW District Court at 9.30am on the day....

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Andrew Coleman SC, Craig Smith SC and Tanya Smith SC Appointed to the District Court of NSW

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced the appointments of Andrew Coleman SC, Craig Smith SC and Tanya Smith SC as Judges of the District Court of NSW.

Mr Smith will be sworn...

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Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 - International Women’s Day Panel Webinar - 5.15pm Monday 8 March 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association’s Diversity and Equality Committee (DEC) is delighted to invite members to our “Choose to Challenge” International Women’s Day Panel Webinar on Monday 8...

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2021 Sydney Conference

2021 Sydney Conference Program Released

The 2021 Sydney Conference will be held on Saturday 13 March at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. The event will be the NSW Bar Association's first hybrid conference,...

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Tomorrow: Advocacy Tips and Tricks for appearing in Inquests and Inquiries

Webinar - Thursday 25 February

The NSW Bar Association Inquest & Inquiries Committee is pleased to host “Advocacy Tips and Tricks for appearing in Inquests and Inquiries” on Thursday 25 February...

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club - Tuesday 30 March 5.30pm

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 5.30pm in the Bar Library. The book is Summerwater by Sarah Moss. A review is available here.

And for those of wishing...

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Statement from the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has released a statement following the passage of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of...

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NSW Land & Environment Court joins First Nations Law Students Clerkship

The Association is pleased to advise that this year for the first time students completing the First Nations Law Students Clerkship in Autumn will have the opportunity to spend a day at the NSW Land...

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Room for Sale - Denman Chambers

Large, well appointed, external room overlooking Liberty Place is available for sale.

The room is 21.5 m2, in excellent condition and is fully furnished with shelving, desk and cupboards, lounge and...

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Vale Philip Ford Davies (1951-2021)

Philip Ford Davies passed away this morning, 23 February 2021, of Motor Neurone Disease.

Philip was admitted in 1976 and came to the Bar in 2004, joining Newcastle Chambers.

Members will be advised...

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Advocacy Tips and Tricks for appearing in Inquests and Inquiries

Webinar - Thursday 25 February (Capacity Increased)

The NSW Bar Association Inquest & Inquiries Committee is pleased to host “Advocacy Tips and Tricks for appearing in Inquests and Inquiries” on...

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Leadership at the Bar

Practice Management Essentials Webinar Series - Module 4

How often do you carve out the time and headspace to work on your career – not just in your career? As a junior barrister, how do you look...

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Vale His Honour Anthony Frederick Garling

His Honour Anthony Frederick Garling, former judge of the District Court of NSW, passed away on Tuesday 16th February.

A funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, corner of Miller...

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