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Inbrief

Manager - Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

Position vacant

Applications are sought for the position of Manager of the Association's Legal Assistance Referral Scheme (LARS). LARS is the New South Wales Bar Association’s legal assistance...

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Cth Budget Update announces extra $23.8m legal assistance funding, $15.5 million to support family violence survivors

The Commonwealth Treasurer has today released the Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook budget update (available here). The Treasurer’s joint media release with the Minister for Finance is available...

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Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Amendment (CPD Activity) Rule 2019

The Legal Services Council has made the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Amendment (CPD Activity) Rule 2019...

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Mentors needed for the First Nations Law Students Mentoring Program

Wollongong or Sydney location

Have you been at the Bar between 3 and 7 years and are looking for a new challenge in 2020 that provides an important opportunity to assist First Nations law students...

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New funding for domestic violence victims

Law Council of Australia President Arthur Moses SC has welcomed new funding to support victims of domestic violence but expressed concern about ongoing delays in the family law system. He said the...

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2020 Regional Conference Series - Programs Released

The NSW Bar Association is proud to announce the release of the 2020 Regional Conference Series programs:

  • Newcastle, Saturday 22 February 2020, Novotel Newcastle Beach - Program
  • North Coast...
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2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Program Release

The Conference Program for the 2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference has been released.

The 2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at Hilton Hotel, George Street on...

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Bar Association office hours during Christmas - New Year

The Bar Library and the office of the New South Wales Bar Association will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday at midday on Friday, 20 December. The main office reopens at 9.00am on Monday, 6...

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Legal Services Commissioner Annual Reports

The Legal Services Commissioner and Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation have released their Annual Reports for 2018-19. Available here

The Reports detail: - Highlights of our...

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Religious Discrimination Bill is flawed

Policy and public affairs

Law Council President Arthur Moses SC has published an op-ed article in the Daily Telegraph highly critical of government's Religious Discrimination Bill, a consultation...

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Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Miscellaneous) Rule 2019

The Legal Services Council (LSC) made the Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Miscellaneous) Rule 2019 https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/regulations/2019-610.pdf under s 419 of the Legal...

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Creating a safer state for our children (NSW)

The Attorney General, Mark Speakman SC MP and the Hon Gareth Ward, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services have issued a Media Release today stating strengthened reporting,...

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Christmas and New Year 2019-20 holiday arrangements

The following arrangements will apply at NCAT over the 2019-2020 Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Hearings The last 2019 hearing day for all NCAT Divisions except for the Guardianship Division...

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Chambers for Sale - Second Floor Selborne Chambers

A large well-appointed room is now available on the Second Floor Selborne Chambers. The anteroom is suitable for a PA, as a work space so enabling the main room to be a used as a conference room or,...

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IATC Conference 2020 - Hong Kong 6 & 7 April 2020

Registrations for the International Advocacy Training Council 2020 conference are open.

The Conference will be held in Hong Kong on Monday 6 April and Tuesday 7 April 2020 at the Murray Hotel,...

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Federal Government releases second consultation draft of religious discrimination legislation

The Federal Government yesterday released a second exposure draft of its religious discrimination legislation...

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Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day

20 January 2020

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day will be held at Manly course on Monday, 20 January 2020. The event will be the usual Two – ball Stableford. The cost for the day is...

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2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Program Release

The Conference Program for the 2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference has been released.

The 2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at Hilton Hotel, George Street on...

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NSWBA and AAI Train the Trainer Workshop

Call for Expressions of Interest

The NSW Bar Associations Professional Development Department is looking for Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course. The coaching is...

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2020 Regional Conference Series - Programs Released

The NSW Bar Association is proud to announce the release of the 2020 Regional Conference Series programs:

  • Newcastle, Saturday 22 February 2020, Novotel Newcastle Beach - Program
  • North Coast...
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Chambers for Sale - Second Floor Selborne Chambers

A large well-appointed room is now available on the Second Floor Selborne Chambers. The anteroom is suitable for a PA, as a work space so enabling the main room to be a used as a conference room or,...

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Amendment to UCPR form 66

On 2 December 2019, the Uniform Rules Committee approved an amendment to form 66 – writ for levy of property.

The purpose of the amendment was to increase the minimum judgment amount where the...

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Religious freedom draft legislation

Policy and public affairs

The Australian Government invites submissions on the second exposure drafts of a package of legislation on religious freedom. Submissions will only be accepted between 10...

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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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Annual Bench & Bar Tennis day

Wellbeing

The annual Bench & Bar Tennis day will be held on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 from 9am. There are 24 spots available. Registration of the players is done, as always, on a first come, first...

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