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Inbrief

Message from the President

Court remote technologies

The Bar Association continues to receive reports from members regarding the operation of court technologies in remote hearings and their functionality in different curial...

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Bar Family Care

Member services and benefits

Last year the Bar Council approved a new family care pilot program. It's designed to complement the existing reserved places childcare scheme with in-home emergency care...

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Zoom yoga at your desk

Wellbeing

The Bar Yoga Group suffered a glitch with its Zoom lesson today. Apparently, a number of participants were left in the "Waiting room". Jolie will send out new invitations for tomorrow at...

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Home office equipment from The Good Guys

Member services and benefits

If you are trying to adjust to working from home, The Good Guys Commercial is committed to take care of your needs during this time. Whether it is a laptop or monitor to...

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The Bar Oral History Program

Personalia

What if the corporate memory and collective wisdom of the New South Wales Bar could be tapped into, via a website? The Bar Association has commissioned media consultant, researcher,...

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Balancing professional and personal life

The Wellbeing Interviews

Success at the New South Wales Bar means different things to different people. The Wellbeing Committee interviews members of the Bench and Bar about their professional life,...

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AVL arrangements during COVID-19

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

The last few weeks have brought unprecedented challenges for the courts and the legal profession with regard to the establishment of effective systems...

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Public Defenders | COVID-19 Online Resources - information sought from members

The Public Defenders are collecting information about the new COVID-19 court procedures to assess what difficulties are being encountered by practitioners. The information is being collected by way...

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Vale the Hon Stephen Thackray

The Hon Stephen Thackray, former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia and Head of the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia, has passed away after a short illness. Stephen...

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Level 22 Chambers - Room for available for Licence

A rare opportunity exists to join one of Sydney's leading commercial and public law chambers as a licensee.

A licence is available for a generously-sized (21.5 sq metre) north facing external room...

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Bar Cover 2020

Renewal Application forms for 2020 are now being sent to Bar Cover members. Renewals this year are securely hosted by DocuSign.

DocuSign will send you an email with your electronic form attached....

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BarCare: confidential consultation, counselling and care

Wellbeing

BarCare is an independent, professional counselling service, which helps members of the Bar Association to manage emotional and stress-related problems, such as marital breakdown, drug or...

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April Legal Aid Newsletter

For the latest edition of Legal Aid News click here.

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New District Court practice notes

The Chief Judge of the District Court, The Hon Justice D M Price AM, has today released new Criminal Practice Note 18 regarding criminal trials, new Criminal Practice Note 19 regarding Criminal...

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CDPP update regarding COVID-19

Practice support

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Ms Sarah McNaughton SC has this morning released an update to key stakeholders regarding COVID-19 and progression and early...

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COVID-19 tax relief measures

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

PwC Australia has provided the Australian Bar Association with a very useful high-level summary of tax issues associated with the spread of COVID-19 as...

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Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) processes and medical assessments update

Practice support

The Dispute Resolution Service advises that it is continuing to review processes to best accommodate assessments for injured people during this time.

A Motor Accidents Bulletin...

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Bar Knitting Group

Wellbeing

The Bar Knitting Group will meet again by video conference next Tuesday evening (7 April). Please note that it is BYO wine and cheese and of course, your current craft project. Don’t...

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Free and Open Access to the Victorian Reports Online (until 30 June 2020)

For the next three months, with the co-operation of the Council of Law Reporting in Victoria, the publisher of the Victorian Reports, Little William Bourke Pty Ltd (a division of BarNet JADE), will...

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Decisions of interest

Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Court of Appeal website. Learn more here.

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NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre Information

The NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre on the 1st Floor, Selborne Chambers, remains open and available for hire. We have introduced new capacity restrictions to deal with the social distancing...

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COVID-19: Information for attending court

Practice support

The New South Wales Bar Association’s guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes:

  • Federal Court of...

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Kate Williams SC appointed to Supreme Court Bench

The Attorney General, the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has today announced the appointment of Ms Kate Williams SC as a Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW.

The formal ceremony to welcome Ms Williams to...

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New Queensland Reports

The Queensland Council of Law Reporting (ICLRQ) is delighted to announce that, at the end of March 2020, a new series of the Queensland Reports will commence, click here.

The new series is being...

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Public Defenders COVID-19-related resources for criminal lawyers

Practice support

The Public Defenders have compiled an online resource for criminal lawyers, which includes Court and AVL information, as well as draft submissions and bail, sentencing and...

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