Inbrief

2022/2023 Committee Membership

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Correction

Today's InBrief article, in which we announced the opening of applications for appointment to the Bar Association’s Committees for 2022/2023 contained a broken hyperlink. The correct...

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2022/2023 Committee Membership

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Applications are now open for appointment to the Bar association’s Committees for 22/23.

The application form is here, including the full list of the 2022/2023 committees.

Members (not just those...

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Request for barristers to judge the Senior Mooting Competition at UNSW

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Mooting

The Allens Linklaters Senior Mooting Competition is open to law students in their third year or above at UNSW. The Competition Directors are requesting the assistance of barristers to...

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It’s Been a Privilege: Self-incrimination (“s128 advice”) and the Compellability of Spouses, Partners, Parents and Children (“s18 advice”)

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Webinar - 9 June 2022

The New South Wales Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and Legal Assistance Referral Scheme (LARS) staff are proud to host a webinar on Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 5.15pm...

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Media Release - NSW Bar Association on the first Indigenous Supreme Court Judge a cause for celebration and reflection

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The President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Gabrielle Bashir SC has issued a media release today applauding the appointment of Lincoln Crowley QC, the first Australian First Nations Supreme...

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Update to District Court's Readiness Hearing Case Management Forms

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The District Court has updated the Readiness Hearing Case Management Forms in light of new consent laws, which come into effect on 1 June 2022.

Please click on each link for the Defence Case...

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Walk around the Botanic Gardens every Monday at lunch time

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Wellbeing

Weather permitting, the Bar Walking Group will meet at the fountain at the top of Martin Place and Macquarie Street every Monday at 1:00pm to leave at 1:05pm for a quick lap of the Botanic...

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President's Message

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It is an honour and privilege to serve as the president of the NSW Bar. I am extremely grateful to the bar and bench for the cascade of messages I have received over the last two weeks. On behalf of...

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Staying Well in the Law with Aboriginal Law: A fireside chat with Paul Callaghan

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On 8 June 2022, the Law Society of NSW is hosting a special breakfast to mark the first in-person Staying Well in the Law event. In this fireside chat, President Joanne van der Plaat and Paul...

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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals is open and will run until 30 June 2022. A reminder that the late fee will be applicable from 7 June 2022, which is less than two weeks...

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Preparation for Mediation: What Your Client and You Must Know

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Webinar - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

The ADR Committee are delighted to host the first in a series of 'fireside chats' on Wednesday, 1 June 2022 via Zoom. This 'fireside chat' session will feature guest...

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Postponed: The Francis Forbes Society History Tutorial

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Unfortunately, this evening’s legal history tutorial, the Mason Court has been POSTPONED. A date for the replacement of this tutorial will be released as soon as possible.

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UNCCA Seventh Annual May Seminar 2022

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The UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA) is holding its annual May Seminar dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and its...

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CLA Annual June Judge Series

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The Commercial Law Association will hold its annual June Judges Series from 1.00-2.00pm on 10, 17 & 24 June at the NSW State Library. Hear the former chief justice, the Hon Tom Bathurst AC QC speak...

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Tonight: Barristers Safe Place at 4:30 pm

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Wellbeing

Imposter syndrome in a prevailing culture of upmanship. How to maintain confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in a competitive and sometimes combative environment of upmanship. What...

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Tomorrow: The Francis Forbes Society History Tutorial

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The next legal history tutorial by the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, “The Mason Court,” will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 5.15 pm in Court 13A, Supreme Court,...

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The Bar Book Club to discuss Stalin's Library

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15 June 2022 at 5.30pm

According to an article in the New Statesman, half of Stalin's books, complete with annotations, can still be found in Vladimir Putin's Kremlin office. Putin isn't Stalin, but...

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Philip James Doherty SC

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Funeral Livestream

The funeral for Philip James Doherty SC of 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers will be held today at 12:00pm in St Mary's Church, Burton Street, Concord.

To watch the...

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Local Court Memorandum

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Practice Support

Judge Peter Johnstone, Chief Magistrate of NSW, has issued a memorandum for the use of devices in the courtrooms in the the Local Court of NSW.

To view the memorandum, please click...

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Philip James Doherty SC (1950-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral for Philip James Doherty SC of 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers will be held on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 12:00pm in St Mary's Church, Burton Street, Concord.

Please...

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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals is open and will run until 30 June 2022. A reminder that the late fee will be applicable from 7 June 2022, which is less than three...

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Update: Special Sitting Arrangements during the Local Court Annual Conference

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Practice support

As previously advised in InBrief, normal rostered sittings of the Local Court, Children's Court and Coronial Jurisdiction will be suspended on and from Wednesday, 1 June 2022 and...

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Philip James Doherty SC (1950-2022)

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Vale

Philip James Doherty SC of 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they...

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SMH Half Marathon

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Philanthropy

On Sunday, members of the NSW Bar Runners participated in the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon around the Sydney CBD, with many completing the run in under two hours. A fantastic...

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Funeral Live Stream Peter Raymond Zahra (1955-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral for his Honour Judge Peter Zahra SC will be held on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 9:30am in St Mary's Cathedral.

For those who are unable to attend, please click here to view...

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