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Inbrief

Law Council launches legal aid web portal

The Law Council has added to its campaign to seek additional funding to improve Australia’s legal assistance sector by launching a web portal aimed to garner support for crucial access to...

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Persuasion Power Workshops (ADVERTISEMENT)

Open Door Productions’ "Persuasion Power" Workshop Series focuses on how barristers can maximise their persuasive ability. In sessions akin to an ‘actors’ workshop’, participants...

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Position vacant: deputy senior crown prosecutor

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking expressions of interest for the position of deputy senior crown prosecutor, Pos No. 2010/20. The total remuneration package is valued at...

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A brave new model for bar practice?

In response to the recession and cuts to legal aid, the Bar Council of England and Wales has published what it calls "a possible model for barristers to work together and with other professionals by...

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Common law claims survive Queensland WorkCover changes

The Queensland Government has announced changes to its WorkCover scheme, but has decided not to impose restrictions on access to common law compensation claims by injured workers. Premiums will rise...

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Web watch: English Specialist and antiquarian law books

Members interested in obtaining English specialist and antiquarian law books should be aware that such publications are available on line at Wildy & Sons Ltd in Lincoln's Inn, and LexisNexis United...

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Join the PILCH Walk for Justice

Join the Health, Sport and Recreation Committee for the PILCH 'Walk for Justice' on** 17 May 2010**. The Walk for Justice is the opening event of Law Week in NSW and is held on National Pro Bono Day....

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Training for the Sydney to Wollongong Bike Ride 2010

Philanthropy

The Bar Association's Health, Sport and Recreation Committee is organising a team to participate in the Sydney to Wollongong Bike Ride 2010. Whilst the committee welcomes all members of...

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Books for the homeless and needy

Philanthropy

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library installs and stocks libraries in homeless hostels and community organisations. They currently give away around 1200 books a month to children and...

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Parliamentary committee recommends changes to the PIC Act

The New South Wales Parliament's Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman and the Police Integrity Commission has tabled: _Report on an Inquiry into the Handling of Complaints Against the Police...

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Forbes and Selden societies to host a lecture by Bryson QC

The Hon John P Bryson QC will deliver a lecture on "Richard Anstey and the Sackville Inheritance" on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 at 5:15pm in the Bar Common Room. This Lecture is co-sponsored by the...

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Bar Association speaks out against retrospective legislation

The Bar Association has condemned cynical moves by the New South Wales Government to retrospectively extinguish important property rights of farmers, which were recently upheld by the Supreme Court...

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It's all got to go! The great QLD Supreme Court Library clearance sale

The Supreme Court of Queensland Library is due to relocate in 2011. But floorspace will be limited in the new premises, so not all of the collection can be accommodated. In response, the enterprising...

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The Art of Persuasive Communication

Talking Brief teaches simple and powerful strategies to empower barristers to maximize their communication skills in court. Talking Brief’s learning environment is one of trust, creating an...

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Breakfast talks - What if I ‘hold the law in contempt and judge the law’? (ADVERTISEMENT)

This is the third in a series of five Thursday breakfast talks where Emeritus Prof Edwin Judge explores both the classical and biblical cultural traditions whose interaction have created the...

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NSW preventive detention law inconsistent with international human rights law

The United Nations Human Rights Committee have released their decision in _Tillman v Australia _No 1635/2007.� Tillman was sent to prison in 2007 under NSW legislation, the Crimes (Serious Sex...

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Australian Government announces response to Human Rights Consultation

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has announced the federal government's response to the National Human Rights Consultation Committee Report. _Australia’s Human Rights Framework _provides for a...

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Another step towards a national legal profession

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has been presented with draft legislation for national regulation of the Australian legal profession. Submissions may be made to the National Legal...

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Reappointment of acting judge in the Supreme Court

The Hon Acting Justice Bryson has been reappointed as an acting judge and acting judge of appeal of the Supreme Court for the period commencing on 1 May 2010 and expiring on 30 June 2010.

**21 April...

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Law Council warns: national legal aid funding reaching crisis point

The Law Council and its constituent bodies have urged the Australian Government to address the lack of legal aid funding in the 2010 Federal Budget. Law Council President Glenn Ferguson said the...

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The Bar Book Club

Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be on Thursday, 20 May 2010 at 6.00pm and the book is Ransom by David Malouf. To promote interest in good books, the Bar Library has subscribed...

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Latest BOCSAR report shows crime rate is stable

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released NSW Recorded Crime Statistics 2009. It shows that over the 24 months to December 2009 property crime is down and violent crime is stable. None...

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Commercial Law Association seminars in May - July (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Commercial Law Association has released its programme of seminars for May - July 2010.� The topics to be covered are: "The Fair Work Act",� "Unjust Enrichment", "Recent Developments in...

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Swearing in ceremony for David Degnan and Andrew Eckhold

A ceremonial sitting for the swearing-in of Andrew Eckhold and David Degnan as magistrates of the Local Court of New South Wales will be held on Monday, 19 April 2010 at 9.00am in Courtroom 5.2. Kate...

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12th International Criminal Law Congress - 20 - 24 October 2010 (ADVERTISEMENT)

The 12th International Criminal Law Congress will be held at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa between Wednesday, 20 and Sunday 24 October 2010 on the theme "A World without Boundaries - Crime in the...

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