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Inbrief

High Court Dinner for New Silks - Monday 31 January 2011

The Australian Bar Association invites all members of the Bar to the 2011 dinner to celebrate new silks taking their bows before the High Court in Canberra on Monday 31 January 2011.

�The ABA's...

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Competition to name the Barristers' Dispute Resolution Service

Martin Hadley of Windeyer Chambers is the winner of a competition to re-name the Barristers’ Dispute Resolution Service, with his entry "BarADR". The Barristers’ Dispute Resolution Service...

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@LCA: the monthly newsletter of the Law Council

The November /� December 2010 issue of the Law Council's newsletter, @theLCA, is now available online. This edition features stories on Iranian lawyers, the National Rural/Regional Law and...

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Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2010

The Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2010 was assented to on 7 December 2010. It amends 16 Acts, such as the Crimes Act 1900, the Civil Procedure Act 2005, and the Criminal...

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Appointments to note

The Hon Justice Whealy has been appointed as a judge of appeal, effective 31 January 2011. Also, John Sackar QC has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales commencing 1...

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Legal Aid NSW specialist barrister panels for complex criminal law matters

The Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barrister Panel (Complex Criminal Law) is open for applications from junior counsel from 17 December 2010 to 11 February 2011. More information about the Panel and an on...

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Victorian Bar Council for 2010-11

Following recent elections at the Victorian Bar, the following have been elected to Bar Council for 2010-11:

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Jacob Fajgenbaum QC
Phillip Priest QC
Brendan Murphy QC
Timothy Tobin SC
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Professional Standards Scheme - update on mutual recognition and prescription

Professional Standards Scheme

The Bar Association's new professional standards scheme which limits liability for damages to $1.5 million, commenced on 1 July 2010 and expires on 30 June 2015. The...

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Publications to note: workers compensation outcomes 2008-09

Safe Work Australia has released the Twelfth Edition of the Comparative Performance Monitoring (CPM) report on Australia’s work health and safety and workers’ compensation outcomes for the...

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Odgers SC on 2GB discusses sentencing of Indigenous offenders

Advocacy

The Bar Council has approved the release of the Association's Criminal Justice Reform Submission which contains a number of suggestions for the reform of the criminal law in advance of the...

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Law Society of Western Australia office bearers for 2011

The following were elected to the 2011 Council of the Law Society of Western Australia:

**President:** Hylton Quail
**Senior Vice President:** Dr Christopher Kendall
**Vice President:** Craig...
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Canberra Regional CPD Mini-Conference

The ACT Bar Association will host the Canberra Regional CPD Mini-Conference on Saturday, 19 March 2011 at the University of Canberra. To take advantage of the early bird registration offer, download...

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Appointment to the Family Court

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced the appointment of Mr Colin Forrest as a judge of the Family Court of Australia. Mr Forrest was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1990 and has...

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Law Council statement on Julian Assange

The president of the Law Council, Glenn Ferguson, has issued a press statement urging the Australian Government to continue its consular assistance to Julian Assange and cautioned that any possible...

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Bar Book Club: final meeting for 2010

The final meetng of the Bar Book Club will be held at 6.00pm on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 at Blackstone Chambers, Level 62 MLC Centre. The usual refreshments will be served. The book is On Bullshit...

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Temporary location for the Bar Library

The librarians are now in residence on Level 1 Selborne Chambers. If you require anything, please email library@nswbar.asn.au or phone 9233 4025 for assistance. Please don't attempt to return any...

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New South Wales Bar Association Criminal Justice Reform Submission

Advocacy

The Bar Council has approved the release of the Association's Criminal Justice Reform Submission which contains a number of suggestions for the reform of the criminal law in advance of the...

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Commencement of the Criminal Case Conferencing Regulation

The Criminal Case Conferencing Trial Further Amendment (Extension) Regulation 2010 commenced today, **10 December 2010. **The object of the Regulation is to extend the operation of the Criminal Case...

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Law Council welcomes reform funding announcement

The Law Council has welcomed the announcement by the Attorney-General Robert McClelland today regarding the start up funding of nearly $1.7 million to establish two legal regulators as part of...

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Call for comment on the model work health and safety regulations

Safe Work Australia has called for public comment on draft model Work Health and Safety Regulations and priority model Codes of Practice. The Safe Work Australia web site features an exposure draft...

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Web watch: the Legal Information Institute of India

The Legal Information Institute of India is now open for public access at <http://liiofindia.org/>, prior to its formal launch in India in early 2011. LII of India at present has 50 databases,...

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Bar News Summer 2010-11 is out now

The bumper Summer 2010-11 edition of Bar News will land in mailboxes in coming days. Special features include a retrospective on 25 years of the journal, the first women to practise at the New South...

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Appointments to note

John Michael Fitzgerald has been appointed as a public defender for the period commencing on 25 January 2011 and expiring on 4 June 2017.

Mr Peter John Wertheim AM has been reappointed as a member...

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Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the Editor, Bret Walker SC

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: AVS Group of Companies Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Police [2010] NSWCA 81 Gammasonics Institute for Medical Research Pty Ltd v...

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Solicitors v Bar and Bench Golf Day - 23 January 2012

The annual Solicitors v Bar and Bench Golf Day is to be held at Elanora Golf & Country Club on Monday, 23 January 2012.� Local rules include no mobile phone usage (except in the car park) and no...

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