Inbrief

The Tristan Jepson Memorial Lecture

All members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to the second Tristan Jepson Memorial Lecture, presented by the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, to be held on Thursday, 13...

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A summary of APEC related information

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Former foreign affairs minister, Gareth Evans,�once�described�Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) as 'four adjectives in search of a noun'. The Economic Leaders Meeting in Sydney...

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Law Society president appointed to the Local Court

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NSW Attorney General John Hatzistergos today announced the appointments of Geoff Dunlevy and Sharon Holdsworth to the bench of the NSW Local Court. View the media release >>

30 August 2007

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Defending the Rule of Law is Among the Legal Profession’s Greatest Challenges

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Defending the rule of law in the face of global terrorism, political instability and the expanding powers of government is one of the greatest challenges facing the legal profession today, Law...

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Papers to note: NSW Recorded Crime Statistics, June 2007 Quarterly Update

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This report, released today by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, is a quarterly update of trends in recorded criminal incidents in New South Wales.�The report shows trends in 17...

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Sixth Annual Supreme Court Concert, Monday, 24 September 2007

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Tickets for this popular concert have been selling fast and there is a limited number of seats available. The concert this year features truly outstanding artists, and music lovers will be...

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Media release: Law Council seeks pre-election commitment on burning legal issues

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Legal aid funding, client legal privilege, same sex marriages and a Bill of Rights are just a few of the major issues the Law Council of Australia has invited political parties to address in the lead...

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APEC traffic changes in the CBD: how will you be affected?

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There will be a number of traffic changes in and around Sydney between 1-10 September for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit. The Roads and Traffic Authority and NSW Police Force have...

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Increased means test thresholds for legal aid from 3 September 2007

Following earlier increases to the means test thresholds in January and August 2006, Legal Aid NSW will introduce further increases to both the income and asset test thresholds with effect from 3...

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Web update: the Women Barristers

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The Women Barristers' Forum was established on 19 June 2004 to assist women at the New South Wales Bar. In 2007�the WBF�became a section of the Bar...

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Law Council of Australia Media Release re South Pacific Forum

The Law Council’s South Pacific Forum brings together, for the first time, bar leaders, government officials and practitioners from 11 South Pacific nations. View the [media release][1].

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Retirement of the Hon Justice R N Talbot

The Hon Justice Talbot�will retire from�the Land and Environment Court on Wednesday, 29 August 2007.� His final sitting will commence at 9.30am in court 11A.

27 August 2007

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Vale Mark Macadam QC (1941-2007)

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Mark Macadam QC, retired deputy senior crown prosecutor, died on Friday, 24 August 2007�in Lismore.�The funeral will be held on **Wednesday, 29 August 2007 at St Carthage's Cathedral,...

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Christopher Craigie SC appointed as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

The Commonwealth Attorney General has announced the appointment of Mr Christopher Craigie SC as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, effective 13 October 2007. [View the media release][1].

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Law Council of Australia Media Release - Federal Court decision re Dr Haneef Visa Cancellation

The Federal Court’s decision that the Australian Government can not cancel a person’s visa on the basis of an innocent association should be the end of the matter, according to the Law...

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APEC security update: Sydney Bulletin No.5 (16 August 2007)

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The APEC 2007 Taskforce publishes the latest information about changes to transport and access to the Sydney CBD during the September conference. The latest Sydney Bulletin�(No.5, 16 August...

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Memorial service for Michael Alan Viney

Former District Court judge, his Honour Judge Michael A Viney QC, died last night.� He was aged 70. Funeral arrangements will be advised.

27 August 2007

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Reminder: Graham Freudenberg to deliver final rhetoric seminar TONIGHT

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Tonight, the final seminar, "20th Century Political Rhetoric: Churchill, Menzies & Whitlam" will be presented by Graham Freudenberg AM, the highly acclaimed speechwriter and press secretary to state...

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Reminder: life membership presentation for Justice Callinan, Monday, 27 August at 5.15pm

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Justice Callinan will be presented with life membership of the Bar Association at a ceremony in the **Bar Common Room on Monday, 27 August 2007 at 5.15pm. Refreshments will be served. **

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Part-time employment opportunities wanted for Indigenous law students

As part of the Bar Association's Indigenous Barristers Strategy, all barristers, clerks and chambers are encouraged to identify part-time employment opportunities for Indigenous law students....

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Reminder: Sydney Admiralty and Maritime Users Group meeting

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The Admiralty and Maritime judges in the Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court have given consideration to a draft note concerning the conduct of cargo claims. It is proposed to have user group...

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Papers to note: Corporations Amendment (Insolvency) Bill 2007

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This Bill, which passed the Senate on 9 August 2007 and is awaiting assent,�amends the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...

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Do you move? Notify the Bar Association if you change your practice address

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Clause 11(1)(d) of the Legal Profession Regulation 2005� provides that barristers must advise The New South Wales Bar Association of the address/addresses at which they practise. Please note a...

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Diarise for next week: seminar six in the Bar Association's Rhetoric Series

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Seminar six in the Bar Association's Rhetoric Series, "The Rise (and Fall?) of the Barrister Class", will be held on Monday, 20 August 2007. The presenter will be the Hon Michael McHugh AC QC and the...

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Tonight: Advocacy Training Kit to be launched at the Bar Association

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Tonight, the Bar Association will host the launch of the Advocacy Training Kit. Developed by judges, barristers, solicitors, academics and senior students, the Advocacy Training Kit is the ultimate...

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