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Inbrief

Expressions of interest sought - Workers Compensation Commission arbitrators

Applications are sought from legal practitioners or persons with skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the resolution of workers compensation disputes. The commission seeks applications...

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Fee recovery assistance

The Bar Association assists members to recover unpaid fees from solicitors where the fees have been outstanding for more than three months but less than two years and where� members have...

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Appointment of acting judge in the Supreme Court

The Hon William Victor Windeyer AM RFD ED has been appointed as an acting judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 15 March 2010 and expiring on 28 May 2010.

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More full-time arbitrators for the Workers Compensation Commission

The NSW Government is set to increase the number of full-time arbitrators and deputy presidents appointed to the Workers Compensation Commission. Attorney General John Hatzistergos today said the...

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Guest speaker: George Bizos SC on human rights - pre and post apartheid

The Bar Association and the Law Society will host a breakfast talk by renowned South African human rights lawyer George Bizos SC, to be held Monday, 8 March 2010 **between 8.00am-9.00am **in the Bar...

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New Commonwealth Bill to "comprehensively criminalise" people smuggling

Attorney General Robert McClelland has introduced the Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010 into the Australian Parliament. The Bill amends a number of Acts, such as the Criminal Code...

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NSW Government to set up a relationships register

The NSW Government has announced it will introduce legislation to create the Relationships Register, making it easier for committed unmarried couples to access legal entitlements and prove they are...

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Papers to note: Australian Government releases counter-terrorism white paper

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith have released the 2010 counter-terrorism white paper, Securing Australia, Protecting Our Community.

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Silks of 2009 make generous donations

Philanthropy

It is a long-standing tradition that each year’s new silks donate a gift to the Bar Association or, particularly more recently, to one or more charities. The 2009 silks have...

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UNSW research into alcohol, race and eyewitness identification accuracy

Recent research by the School of Psychology at the University of NSW has found that, after consuming alcohol, experimental study subjects lost the ability to better recognise faces from their own...

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Sydney Family Law Courts' Liaison Meetings for 2010

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court will be holding its regular Family Law Liaison Meetings with the legal profession in 2010. Those meetings provide a valuable...

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Legal history with a Canadian theme

Professor Jim Philips of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History will present a public lecture tonight on "Manitoba Fisheries v The Queen: The Origins of Canada's De Facto Expropriation...

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Chief Justice French delivers the George Winterton Lecture

Chief Justice Robert French yesterday delivered at Sydney Law School the inaugural George Winterton Lecture on "The Executive Power". The chief justice commented on "the enduring tension between...

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Enhance your professional presence with Style Express

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW invites members to 'Style Express', a networking cocktail event on Tuesday, 23 February 2010. Spice up your day by learning powerful skills to enhance your...

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Bar Council business for January 2010

Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council business. Bar Council regularly considers requests by the attorney general, the courts and other agencies for...

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Daily Telegraph publishes apology to Tania Evers

As members may be aware, in April 2008 The Daily Telegraph made certain allegations against Tania Evers, barrister. Among other things, The Daily Telegraph article said that a complaint had been made...

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Tonight: a tribute to Frank McAlary QC

The Bar Association and Eleventh Floor Wentworth Chambers will jointly host drinks in memory of Frank McAlary QC, a life member of the association, today at 5.00pm in the Bar Association Common Room.... Read more >

Speeches to note: ADR and the Commonwealth

Attorney-General Robert McClelland, in a speech at the Government Law Group Forum in Canberra, has spelled out a range of initiatives for promoting greater use of ADR in the federal justice system.

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Speeches from the retirement ceremony for Black CJ

A ceremonial sitting of the Federal Court of Australia was held on 12 March 2010 to farewell Chief Justice Michael Black AC. President Tom Bathurst QC spoke on behalf of the New South Wales Bar....

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Law Council launches policy statement on Indigenous lawyers

The Law Council today released its Policy Statement on Indigenous Australians and the Legal Profession, aimed at addressing Indigenous disadvantage and promoting Indigenous participation in the study...

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2010 Australian Government - Rio Tinto NTRB scholarships

The Australian Government and Rio Tinto are once again offering two scholarships to lawyers currently working or interested in working at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) or Native Title...

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Position vacant at the Guardianship Tribunal

The Guardianship Tribunal of NSW is currently seeking applications for persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a part-time member of the tribunal. Applications close on 26 February 2010....

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Canberra Regional Mini-Conference

The ACT Bar Association will hold a CPD mini-conference on Saturday, 13 March 2010 at The Hotel at the ANU. Full attendance will attract eight CPD points across three strands. Download a conference...

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Five upcoming seminars from the Commercial Law Association (ADVERTISEMENT)

Friday, 19 February 2010: Hot Issues in Intellectual Property Law A Commercial Law Association half-day seminar 9.15am to 12.30pm, Dixson Room, NSW State Library. CLA members $285; non-members $335...

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President's speech delivered at the swearing in of the Hon Justice Anna Katzmann

A ceremonial sitting for the swearing in of Anna Katzmann SC as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia was held on 2 February. President Tom Bathurst QC spoke on behalf of the New South Wales Bar...

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