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Inbrief

High Court sittings in 2011

The High Court has released its calendar of sitting dates for 2011. Learn more>

**31 August 2011 **

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15 Bobber: the Hon Associate Justice Philip Hallen

Collegiality

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon Associate Justice Philip Hallen to the Supreme Court of NSW will be held on Friday, 24 September 2010. The 15 Bobber will commence...

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15 Bobber: his Honour Judge Ross Letherbarrow SC

Collegiality

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of his Hon Judge Ross Letherbarrow SC to the District Court of NSW will be held on Friday, 17 September 2010. The 15 Bobber will commence at...

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Registrations close 12 noon tomorrow: 2010 Criminal Justice Reform Conference - Friday, 10 September 2010

This conference, convened by Bar Council, will consider the practical problems arising during criminal trials and sentencing of offenders in New South Wales. The principal purpose of this conference...

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Calling all Indigenous solicitors and law graduates

The Indigenous Barristers’ Trust The Mum Shirl Fund is run through the New South Wales Bar Association to provide financial and other support for Indigenous law students and lawyers, especially...

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TONIGHT: Thursday 16 September - Suncorp: Risk Management

Suncorp has been invited to address the Bar on ‘Risk Management’. The seminar will comprise two parts: Claims Statistics at a Glance (Trends & Losses, Nature of Claims, The Do’s and...

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International Copyright - A European Perspective (ADVERTISEMENT)

Members are invited to an informative session** on Thursday, 2 September at 5:30pm** about international copyright issues, from a European perspective. Topics will include Europe’s reaction to...

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TONIGHT: Tuesday 7 September - Appearing in Coronial Inquests

In 2009, the New South Wales Parliament followed a number of other states and territories in revising and modernising its coronial legislation with the enactment of the _Coroners Act 2009 _(NSW)....

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Lawyers in the Second World War

In March of this year In Brief published Tony Cunneen's request for help in identifying members of the legal profession who served in the Second World War or were involved in war related activities...

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Appointment to the Local Court

Attorney General John Hatzistergos has announced the appointment of Megan Greenwood as a magistrate of the Local Court. She will be sworn in on 27 September 2010. Further details regarding the...

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Australian Professional Indemnity Group National Conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

Members are invited to attend the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG's) National Conference on 6 September 2010 at Dockside, Cockle Bay. Bar Association Members can claim a special...

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Humanitarian Law Perspectives Seminar 2010 (ADVERTISEMENT)

Australian Red Cross and Mallesons Stephen Jaques will hold their annual Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar on Monday, 6 September 2010 from 6.00pm at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 201 Sussex Street,...

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Legislation to note: sun to set on 1 September 2010 for three regulations

The following regulations commence on 1 September 2010. Under the 'sunset' provisions contained in section 10 (2) of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 these regulations will repeal and replace,...

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TONIGHT - Wednesday 25 August: Richard of Anstey and the Sackville Inheritance

This lecture will be presented by The Hon John P Bryson QC and chaired by The Hon Justice P W Young AO, and is co-sponsored by the Selden Society and the Forbes Society in conjunction with the New...

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TONIGHT: Tuesday 31 August - The State of the Professional Indemnity Market

Presented by Willis Australia, this seminar is designed to provide an overview of the current state of the professional indemnity market both for barristers and other professions. The seminar will...

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Toongabbie Legal Centre fund raising dinner

Members are invited to the Toongabbie Legal Centre's third annual fundraising dinner, to be held at the Bowman Hall, Campbell Street, Blacktown, at 6.45pm on Friday, 15 October 2010. Special guests...

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Vale Robert Carl Williams (1933-2010)

Robert Carl Williams, formerly of Frederick Jordan Chambers, died on Friday, 20 August. A memorial service will be held on Friday, 27 August 2010 at 2.30pm in St Clements Anglican Church, Mosman. In...

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TONIGHT - Tuesday 24 August - The Prohibitions Del Roy

This seminar will deal with the dramatic confrontation between Sir Edward Coke and King James I in relation to the judicial and prerogative power of the King epitomised by The Prohibitions del...

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Cases selected for reporting in FCR by V Kline

The following cases were selected by V Kline for reporting in FCR:

Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd v Smith [2010] FCAFC 91 James v Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission [2010] FCAFC 95 ...

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Standards for law graduates: what should they be?

As part of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council-funded project developing minimum or ‘threshold’ national Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for the Bachelor of Laws, the...

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Federal constitutional influences on state judicial review: an AACL seminar

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites members to attend a lecture by Dr Matthew Groves (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University) regarding 'Federal Constitutional...

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NSW v Victorian Barristers Hockey Match - 9 October 2010

Last year, in a stunning reversal of form, the Rupert Balfe – Leycester Meares Cup was returned its rightful and proud position in the NSW Bar Association Common Room cabinet after a period of...

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Wednesday 1 September: Duties of Counsel: Recent Developments

This seminar, to be presented by The Hon Justice P R Garling, will cover the duties of counsel to the court. In particular, it will explore whether the recent decision of the Victorian Court of...

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Upcoming 15 Bobbers – Dates for the diary

Collegiality

A 15 Bobber will be held to celebrate the appointment of his Honour Judge Ross Letherbarrow SC to the District Court of NSW on Friday, 17 September 2010. A 15 Bobber will also be held...

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Tom Bathurst QC on Justinian

The Association's President, Tom Bathurst QC, was recently interviewed for Justinian, where he discussed the National Legal Profession Reforms and practice as a barrister. See the interview.

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