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Inbrief

President's Message

Chief Justice's advice regarding listing procedures for Supreme Court face-to-face hearings

The Chief Justice has this week provided advice to the Association concerning the procedures adopted by...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar

In January 2020 it was reported that the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people than ever before posting online, lawyers can no longer ignore social...

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Submission to the Inquiry into lessons to be learned following the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season

The New South Wales Bar Association has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration Inquiry into lessons to be learned following the 2019-20 Australian...

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The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC appointed as the new Chairperson of the Sentencing Council

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced the appointment of the Hon Peter McClellan AM QC as the new Chairperson of the NSW Sentencing Council from 1 June.

Read the Attorney...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes today's new District Court...

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ABA Marks 3rd Anniversary of Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has today released a media statement marking the third anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and reiterating its support for achieving this important...

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Media Release - Circle Sentencing Success Strengthens Case for a Walama Court in NSW

The New South Wales Bar Association has today reiterated its call to establish a specific Indigenous Sentencing Court - the Walama Court - following the release of new research on the effectiveness...

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SEEKING: Part-time Employment Opportunities for First Nations Law Students

Do you need some clerical and administrative or research assistance to run your practice or the Clerk’s office?

If the answer is yes - why not employ a First Nations law student?

There are some...

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Filing of submissions in the NSW Court of Appeal

Members are reminded that all submissions filed in the Court of Appeal must include senior and junior counsels’ telephone and email details. This is a requirement of the relevant Practice Note and...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes the new State Coroner’s...

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

The Law Society of NSW is 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 graduate or...

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Women Lawyers Association of NSW Webinar Future Law ‘Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice’ now available online

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW webinar entitled Future Law ‘Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice’, was presented by Professor Tania Sourdin and held on Tuesday 5...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar

In January 2020 it was reported the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people than ever before posting online, lawyers can no longer ignore social media...

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Expressions of Interest for 2020-21 Committee Membership

The Association’s committees serve an important role in working with the Bar Council and staff to promote access to and the administration of justice as well as action policy and Strategic Plan...

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Monash University Remote Justice Stories research

A research team from Monash University is collecting accounts about practitioners' experiences with remote hearings (online and phone).

Practitioners are invited to share their accounts at...

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President's Message

Supreme Court Protocol – Court Operations – COVID-19

Yesterday the Supreme Court published its new Protocol - Court Operations - COVID-19. The Protocol is intended to provide guidance to court...

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Cyber security warning

Members are advised to delete immediately any email they receive which purports to contain an invoice from Member Advantage.

Member Advantage is the provider of the Bar Association's member benefits...

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NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre – Invitation to View New Video Conferencing Services on Monday 25 May

The new video conferencing (“VC”) facilities at the NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre (“The Centre”) located on Level 1 Selborne Chambers are now being widely used and the Centre has received...

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Australian Bar Association Media Release - Parliamentary Inquiry Fails Australians at Risk of Family Violence

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has today issued a media release expressing its disappointment at the decision by a Senate Committee investigating domestic violence to report three months ahead...

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Submission on Human Rights and Technology

Policy and Public Affairs

The Bar Association has made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ongoing project concerning the relationship between human rights and technology.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance for 2020-21

Standards

The practising certificate renewals process is well under way. As members are aware, professional indemnity insurance is a statutory requirement for all barristers in New South Wales. The...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes the new Supreme Court...

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Ethical Guidance Scheme

Standards

The New South Wales Bar Association conducts an Ethical Guidance Scheme whereby barrister members can contact senior counsel currently serving on Professional Conduct Committees. In the...

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Senate Committee’s Cursory Treatment of Domestic Violence Inquiry Concerning

President's Message

The New South Wales Bar Association shares the concerns raised by the Law Council in their media release and as outlined in the dissenting report of the Centre Alliance over the...

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Pride in Diversity webinar on LGBTQ Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace - 11am Tuesday 2 June

The Human Rights Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, recently delivered a well-researched, prescriptive report to the Federal Government on sexual harassment in the workforce. A significant part of the...

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