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@TheLCA: the newsletter of the Law Council of Australia

The April 2010 issue of the Law Council’s e-newsletter @TheLCA is now available. It features the president's message as well as reports on the Law Council's legal aid web portal, amendment of...

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JADE, the free online legal research and alert service, now includes CaseTrace (ADVERTISEMENT)

JADE is a free online legal research service which has been developed by BarNet – a not for profit technology services organisation run by NSW barristers. JADE is used by over 5,000 lawyers from...

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New members of the Bar Association

At a meeting of Bar Council on 11 March 2010, the persons listed below were accepted as members of the New South Wales Bar Association.

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**Surname** � **Given Name ** � **Chambers **
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Don't forget! The Bar Book Club starts tomorrow

The first meeting of the book club will be held in the Bar Library tomorrow at **6.00pm. **The book is Dostoyevsky's, _Crime and Punishment. _The host is Simon Kalfas SC and wine and cheese will be...

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Legislation to note: costs for legal services in motor accident matters

The Motor Accidents Authority has gazetted the Motor Accidents Compensation Amendment (Costs and Fees) Regulation 2010. The object of this Regulation is to amend the Motor Accidents Compensation...

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Improving juror understonding of DNA evidence

The Australian Institute of Criminology has published a report, which shows that more can be done to improve juror understanding of DNA evidence. Enhancing Fairness in DNA Jury Trials (AIC Trends &...

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Media release: uninformed debate on sentencing must stop

An article in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald, which classified some District Court judges as "punitive" or otherwise, is completely irrelevant and potentially misleading according to the...

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Bench and Bar Dinner: RSVP by Friday, 30 April

The president and Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the Bar Association and the judiciary to the 2010 Bench and Bar Dinner. The guest of honour is the Hon Justice Virginia Bell...

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Papers to note: NSWLRC report on mental health and the criminal justice system

The NSW Law Reform Commission has released four consultation papers on the law, practice and policy applying to people with mental health and cognitive impairments who are caught up in the criminal...

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Council of Australasian Tribunals (NSW Chapter) annual conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT) 7th annual conference will take place on **Friday, 7 May 2010 at the Menzies Hotel.� **The keynote speaker is the Hon Justice John Basten, Court of...

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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: Champerslife Pty Ltd v Manojlovski and Another [2010] NSWCA 33 _JSBG Developments Pty Ltd v Kozlowski _[2009] NSWSC 1128 ...

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No Title - Please give me one

Applications for accreditation, re-accreditation of mediators under the National Standards and for selection to the Bar’s District Court panel of mediators for 2011-2012 will be called for in...

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Per capita Commonwealth legal aid has droped 27 per cent since 1996-97 - report

The legal aid system is still struggling to recover from funding cuts introduced in 1996-97, and requires a rescue package in this year’s federal budget, according to a report by Pricewaterhouse...

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Reminder: swearing-in ceremony at the Local Court

On Friday, 9 April 2010 at 9:00am in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court there will be a full bench ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Harriet Grahame and Alexander Mijovich as...

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Legislation to note: amendment to the Supreme Court (Corporations) Rules 1999

The Supreme Court (Corporations) Amendment (No 11) Rules 2010 have been published on the NSW Legislation web site. The object of the amendments is to revise a prescribed form for consent to act as a...

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The NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre

Located on level 1, Selborne Chambers, the NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre is the most convenient dispute resolution centre for barristers and solicitors in the CBD. A hearing room and two party...

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Insurance Law Intensive at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa (ADVERTISEMENT)

AILA & QLS present the Insurance Law Intensive, Thursday, 6 – Friday 7 May at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa. The Australian Insurance Law Association’s Queensland committee, together...

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American academic seeks barristers’ cooperation with research project

"If you receive an email from an American professor concerning your involvement in an asylum case, please don’t hit 'delete,'" asks Rhonda Evans Case, an assistant professor at East Carolina...

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Book launch - International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

A book of papers and proceedings of the Conference on International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, held at the Federal Court Sydney on 27 and 28 November 2009, will be launched by...

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Appointment to the Local Court

Attorney General John Hatzistergos today announced the appointment of Andrew Eckhold to the bench of the Local Court of NSW. "Mr Eckhold is a respected member of the NSW legal profession, who has the...

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Position vacant at the AAT

The Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest for the position of registrar at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. A full information package, including the selection criteria,...

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Web watch: reports of war crimes trials

The Library of Congress has digitised the reports of United Nations War Crimes Commission, which tried lower ranking defendants, such as camp commandants, for war crimes. The Law Reports of the...

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Keeping track of human rights litigation

The Human Rights Committee is interested in being kept informed of present human rights litigation and any other significant issues raised by existing or proposed legislation, including in New South...

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Lawyers in the Second World War

Following on interest generated by research into the legal profession in the First World War, Tony Cunneen seeks information on any members of the legal profession who served in the Second World War...

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A Sydney welcome for Keane CJ

The Federal Court of Australia invites members of the bar to attend a ceremonial sitting on Monday, 29 March 2010 to welcome Chief Justice Keane. The ceremony will be approximately 20 minutes in...

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