Inbrief

LCA submission on Commonwealth serious and organised crime legislation

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The Law Council of Australia has released its submission to the inquiry by the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs into the provisions of the _Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious...

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High Court sittings in 2010

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The High Court has released its calendar of sittings for 2010. Learn more>

**31 August 2009 **

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Final Cheap and Quick Bench and Bar Lunch for the year

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The final Bench and Bar Lunch for 2009 will be held at 1 pm on 29 September 2009 at the Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street. A selection of main courses will be offered with tea or coffee for just...

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New members of the Bar Association

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At a meeting of Bar Council on 13 August, the persons listed below were accepted as members of the New South Wales Bar Association.

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**Surname** **Given name ** **Chambers** **Class**
Elder
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Michael Kirby appointed editor of the Laws of Australia

Thomson Reuters Australia has announced that the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former justice of the High Court of Australia, has been appointed editor in chief of The Laws of Australia. Learn more >

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Another enjoyable night at the movies: Witness for the Prosecution

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Why not unwind and leave behind the stress of a week in court? The Bar Association will screen _Witness for the Prosecution _the 1957 courtroom drama based on a short story by Agatha Christie.

The...

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Reminder: LC inquiry into decision making for people lacking capacity

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The Legislative Council's Standing Committee on Social Issues is inquiring into provisions for substitute decision-making for people lacking capacity, and in particular whether any state legislation...

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NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Gala Dinner

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The NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards Gala Dinner will be held on** Friday, 25 September **at the WatersEdge, Sydney. The keynote speaker for the Awards Gala Dinner will be the Hon Justice...

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Mock Trial Competition: feedback and contributions from the bar are welcome

The Law Society's Interschool Mock Trial Competition was launched in 1981 to foster an understanding of legal principles in high school students. Robyn Cross, the programme co-coordinator, is keen to...

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Cases selected for reporting in Commonwealth Law Reports by J D Merralls QC

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The following cases have been selected by JD Merralls for reporting in CLR:

DCT v Broadbeach P/L [2008] HCA 41 ACQ P/L v Cook _[2009] HCA 28 _Pape v FCT [2009] HCA 23 Vale v Sutherland [2009] HCA 26... Read more >

Cases selected for reporting in FCR by V Kline

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The following 18 cases have been selected by V Kline for reporting in FCR: _ Keo v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship�_ [2009] FCA 676 JMB Beverages Pty Ltd v Federal Commissioner of...

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Internet Law for Professionals, Niseko, Japan

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Internet Law for Professionals is a six point CPD course run at Niseko, Japan between 18-21 January 2009.� Richard Cobden SC and Matthew Sulman will speak on business innovation patents, Scott...

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Call for submissions on draft bankruptcy legislation

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has released an exposure draft of the Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2009. Members who would like to make a submission should send their written comments to...

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Diversity on the menu at the next WLA corporate lunch

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Members are invited to the next Women Lawyers corporate lunch on **Monday, 7 September 2009. **The guest speaker, Lori Callahan, general manager of liability & third party claims at Allianz...

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The annual Supreme Court Concert

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All members of the legal community are invited to an evening of music in the Banco Court, Queens Square, on **Monday, 18 October 2010. **Under the title "Baroque and Beyond", this year's concert...

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Memorial service for John McKenna

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A memorial service will be held for John McKenna on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 at 11.00 am at St Marys Anglican Church, 240 Birrell Street, Waverley.

26 August 2009

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Things you wanted to know about Tasers but were too afraid to ask

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Tasers are sometimes described as a "less-lethal", or "less-than-lethal" weapon. The New South Wales Government, Opposition and Police support their deployment, but what are some of the concerns...

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Amendments to child-related employment screening

Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O’Connor today introduced amendments to the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) to expand the range of criminal history information that can be exchanged between...

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15 Bobber: the Hon Justice David Davies and his Honour Judge Michael Bozic SC

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The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon Justice David Davies to the Supreme Court and his Hon Michael Bozic SC to the District Court a 15 Bobber will be held on Friday, 25 September...

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President's interview on Sky News

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Anna Katzmann SC, was interviewed yesterday on the the Law TV programme on Sky News Business Channel. In the second segment of the programme, the...

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Calling all participants in the Law Society Interschool Mock Trial Competition

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In 2010 the� Interschool Mock Trial Competition will celebrate its 29th year. Robyn Cross, the programme coordinator, is keen to hear from any practitioners who have had experience with the...

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Book your place at the 36th Australian Legal Convention

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Members are invited to attend the 36th Australian Legal Convention, which will be held in Perth at the Burswood Entertainment Complex from 17 to 19 September 2009. The convention will showcase...

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David Ipp nominated to be next ICAC commissioner

New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees has announced that the Hon David Ipp AO will be the government’s nominee to become the next commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption...

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Parliamentary committee report on organised crime groups

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission has issued a report on legislative and administrative approaches adopted in a number of jurisdictions to tackle both domestic and...

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