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Bows ceremony in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

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The Supreme Court of New South Wales will hold a bows ceremony for the newly appointed senior counsel in Banco Court at 9.00 am on Wednesday, 7 October 2009.� Family and friends are...

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Federal Magistrates Court (General Federal Law) Registry to relocate

From Monday, 12 October 2009 the Federal Magistrates Court Registry (General Federal Law) at Level 12, John Maddison Tower will be moving to Level 17 Law Courts Building, Queens Square, ph: (02) 9230...

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Advertising for PLT student-researchers

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Barristers may be unaware that College of Law students can complete their PLT requirements by doing supervised work for a barrister, such as legal research. Barristers and clerks can place and...

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Nomination forms for election of the 2010 Bar Council

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Nomination forms for election of the 2010 Bar Council were posted on Friday, 25 September to all members of the Bar Association eligible to nominate or be nominated. Nominations close at 4.00pm on...

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Senior counsel appointments for 2009

I am pleased to announce that the following applicants have been appointed senior counsel for 2009. The successful applicants, in order of seniority, are: �

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�Janet Susan MANUELL
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Appointment of senior counsel

The appointment of Senior Counsel for 2009 will be announced at 1.30pm today, Tuesday 29 September 2009. A copy of the President’s announcement will be e-mailed to all members and clerks and...

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Report on self insurance arrangements under Comcare

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The minister for employment and workplace relations, Julia Gillard, yesterday announced changes to the Australian Government's Comcare scheme. After the 2007 federal election, the minister had...

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Ellis SC appointed to Supreme Court of PNG

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On Thursday, 24 September 2009 Graham Ellis SC was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (the senior appellate court) and the National Court of Papua New Guinea (the senior...

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Civil Liability Act 2002 - indexation of maximum amount relating to non-economic loss

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Pursuant to s17(1) of�the Civil Liability Act 2002, the amount that is to apply for the purposes of section 16(2) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 is to be $473,500, effective�1 October...

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Changed Supreme Court registrar sitting times & venues from 1 November 2009

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Due to reduced courtroom availability during the refurbishment of the Law Courts Building, Queens Square, registrar sitting and return of subpoena arrangements will change** from 1 November 2009**....

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New York State Bar Association seasonal meeting to be held in Singapore

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The International Section of the New York State Bar Association will be holding its [Northern] Fall meeting in Singapore on **26-29 October 2009. **The theme is "New York and New Asia: a Partnership...

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Out with the old: Federal Court replaces practice notes and directions

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The Federal Court of Australia has announced that henceforth only two forms of practice documents will be issued: practice notes issued by the chief justice; and local administrative notices issued...

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Praise for Bar Association efforts to combat depression

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Attorney-General Robert McClelland has praised efforts by the Bar Association aimed at promoting the mental health of its members. The attorney last night delivered the fourth Tristan Jepson Memorial...

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Legislation to note: cross-border insolvency rules

The Supreme Court (Corporations) Amendment (No.10) Rules 2009 (NSW) have been gazetted. The object of these Rules is to amend the Supreme Court (Corporations) Rules 1999 to revise the rule relating...

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Swearing in for Mark Buscombe

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A ceremonial sitting for the swearing-in of Mark Buscombe as a magistrate of the New South Wales Local Court will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 at 9.00am in Courtroom 5.2 of the Downing...

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Move along law for paedophiles in public housing

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In response to the Dennis Ferguson furore, the New South Wales Government has introduced the Housing Amendment (Registrable Persons) Bill 2009. The object of the Bill, as provided by the explanatory...

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Web watch: A Federation in These Seas

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Members who have a professional or general interest in the political and legal history of Australia's external territories should be aware of an important resource published by the Commonwealth...

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Australian Government announces review of domestic violence laws

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today launched Domestic Violence Laws in Australia, a report by the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) for the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women...

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Professional Certificate in Arbitration: University of Adelaide & IAMA (ADVERTISEMENT)

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The Professional Certificate in Arbitration results from a joint venture between the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) and the University of Adelaide Law School combining...

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Bret Walker SC awarded the 2009 Law Council President's Medal

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Bret Walker SC has won the 2009 Law Council President's Medal for his outstanding contribution to the Australian legal profession. Law Council President John Corcoran made the announcement on Friday...

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