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Inbrief

Bar FC defeated by old foes

Wellbeing

The Domain Soccer League continued today with Bar FC losing 2-0 to Greenbridge Recruitment (the former Sydney Business School).

Stacked with gifted South American players Greenbridge...

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President's Message - meeting with Heads of Chambers

Earlier this week the Bar Council Executive met with Heads of Chambers to discuss issues relating to sexual harassment at the NSW Bar. At the meeting Heads of Chambers reaffirmed their commitment to...

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Final report of outgoing Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

The final report of the outgoing Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Dr James Renwick CSC SC - "Trust but Verify - A report concerning the Telecommunications and Other Legislation...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 9 July 2020

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 President's...

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2020 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture

Save the Date

The 2020 Maurice Byers Lecture will be held in the Banco Court on Tuesday 27 October at 5.15 pm.

This year's lecture will be given by Professor Anne Twomey, Professor of...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 9 July 2020

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 Public Notice of...

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Statement on the outcomes of a national Roundtable into sexual harassment in the legal profession from the Law Council President, Pauline Wright

The Law Council of Australia has held a national roundtable that brought together experts across the country to address the issue of sexual harassment in the profession.

The aim of the roundtable...

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Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium - The Reception, Quality And Evaluation Of Scientific Evidence In Australian Courts

The Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law will hold a Joint Symposium "The Reception, Quality And Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts" online on Wednesday 19...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 8 July 2020

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.

Members are advised that, although the...

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Decisions of interest

Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Judicial Commission's Court of Appeal webpage. Learn more here.

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Learned Friends 2021 Conference Series

With the current indefinite restrictions on international travel in place Learned Friends have decided to explore Australia with you.

As always we will be maintaining the highest quality...

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International Bar Association Webinar Series – free access

As part of the International Bar Association’s continuing outreach to the global legal community, over the last few months the IBA has facilitated over 50 webinars, covering multiple practice areas...

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New Independent National Security Legislation Monitor appointed

The Attorney-General for Australia, the Hon Christian Porter MP, today announced that Mr Grant Donaldson SC would be appointed Australia's acting Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

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Vale Henry Millo di Suvero (1939-2020)

Henry Millo di Suvero, formerly of Frederick Jordan Chambers died on Friday 3 July 2020.

Henry came to the bar in 1988 joining Frederick Jordan Chambers and retired in 2001.

Members will be advised...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 7 July 2020

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 District Court...

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Obituary for Philip Selth OAM

As notified previously in In Brief, Philip Selth OAM, the former Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association from November 1997 to October 2016, died on 3 May 2020.

Bret Walker SC has...

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Australian Law Reform Commission Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

The Australian Law Reform Commission is presenting a series of webinars following on from its December 2019 report "The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25".

The webinars will...

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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.

The Federal Court of Australia has...

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Update on Library Access

We are currently putting in measures to comply with the NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines for libraries to allow the library to reopen. These measures relate to the well-being of staff and visitors,...

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2020 John Koowarta Scholarship - applications now open

The Law Council of Australia has advised that applications for the 2020 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship (Koowarta Scholarship) are now open. The Koowarta Scholarship was established in...

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Royal Society of NSW 199th Birthday - Evidence and Education in a Post-Truth, Post-COVID World

The Annual Dinner, Distinguished Fellow's Lecture and 199th anniversary celebration of the Royal Society of NSW was held remotely on Saturday 27 June.

The topic of the evening was ‘Evidence and...

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Bar FC emerges from COVID-19

With thanks to the organisers of the Domain Soccer League, last Thursday saw Bar FC return to the field in a match up with ACR Athletic.

With wonderful debut performances by Sam Hallahan and Oscar...

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President’s Message – unacceptable conduct by barristers or members of the judiciary

The New South Wales Bar Association is committed to the elimination of unacceptable behaviour in our workplaces and to a safe and inclusive legal profession.

In order to assist members and anyone...

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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.

Members are advised in this regard...

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Jury Amendment (Additional Jurors) Regulation 2020 (NSW)

The Jury Amendment (Additional Jurors) Regulation 2020 has been published in the Government Gazette and commenced today.

The Regulation prescribes a trial of criminal proceedings the duration of...

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