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Inbrief

Australian Bar Association office bearers for 2011

On Saturday, 27 November the Australian Bar Council elected the following office bearers for 2011: President:� Michael Stewart SC (Queensland) Vice President:� Craig Colvin SC (WA) Hon...

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Refurbishment of Bar Association premises during December-January

The Bar Association's premises will be closed from Monday, 6 December 2010. It will re-open on Monday, 30 January 2011. The association will operate out of temporary offices on Level 1, Selborne...

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Law Council office bearers for 2011

At meeting of Law Council directors on 27 November the 2011 office bearers were elected. They are: President:� Alex Ward (SA Law Society)** President elect:** Cathy Gale (Law Institute of...

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Crown rates for junior and senior counsel - an update

As reported by in-brief last month, the Attorney General has approved the following increases in Crown rates for junior and senior counsel, effective 18 October 2010: junior counsel - $240 per hour...

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Australian Consumer Law passes through NSW Parliament

The Fair Trading Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2010 has passed through both houses of the NSW Parliament. The object of the bill, as provided by the explanatory note, is to apply, as a law...

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Final reminder: applications for 2011 committee membership are due at 5pm TODAY

Members (not just those holding a practising certificate) who wish to join a committee should complete the application form online or in hard copy. Existing members of committees who wish to continue...

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Competition to name the Barristers' Dispute Resolution Service

The Barristers’ Dispute Resolution Service will be re-launched in early 2011. The ADR Committee has been busy updating pro-forma agreements; barristers have been approved or accredited as expert...

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Appointment of senior counsel in Victoria

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC of the Supreme Court of Victoria has announced the appointment of fifteen new senior counsel. Learn more>

**25 November 2010 **

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Legal Aid NSW specialist barrister panels for complex criminal law matters

Legal Aid NSW plans to open the Specialist Barrister Panel (Complex Criminal Law) from 17 December 2010 to 11 February 2011.� Information about the Legal Aid NSW specialist barrister panels is...

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Lord Howe Island Legal Conference – April 2011 (ADVERTISEMENT)

Learned Friends Professional Education is holding a conference on Lord Howe Island from 2-9 April 2011.� Speakers include judges Sidis and Murrell of the District Court and the CEO of Lord Howe...

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Wanted: wigs and gowns for the Inter-School Mock Trial grand final

The Law Society has issued an urgent request for gowns and wigs (four of each), to be used in the grand final of the Inter-School Mock Trial, which will be held on 1 December 2010 at the Wesley...

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Results of the Queensland Bar Council election

At the annual general meeting of the Bar Association of Queensland held on 23 November, Mr Richard Douglas SC was re-elected as president and Mr Roger Traves SC was re-elected vice-president. View...

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Papers to note: Family Violence - A National Legal Response

The Australian and NSW Law Reform Commissions were asked in 2009 to examine the interaction of Commonwealth, state and territory laws relating to family violence and child protection. The report, ...

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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: Fenato v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2010] NSWCA 80 Hatfield v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd [2010] NSWCA 69 Bushby v...

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NSW Law Reports online

NSWLR Volume 75, Part 5 is now available to online and print subscribers. For a list of cases in the part, and other NSWLR parts and volumes, go to www.nswlr.com.au/reports

**23 November 2010 **

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Vale Kathleen Trevelyan

Kathleen Trevelyan, who in 1957 became the seventh woman to be admitted to the New South Wales Bar, has died. A funeral will be held at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium at 1.30pm on Friday, 26...

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Expansion of the Legal Aid NSW Regional Outreach Clinic Program

Legal Aid NSW is expanding the Regional Outreach Clinic Program to six additional rural, regional and remote areas in NSW. Expressions of interest are invited from practitioners wanting to...

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Inter-School Mock Trial Grand Final

Anthony Lo Surdo (12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers) will be the Bar Association’s representative to co-adjudicate the Law Society Inter-School Mock Trial Grand Final on 1 December 2010 at the...

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17th Commonwealth Law Conference, Hyderabad

The 17th Commonwealth Law Conference will take place in Hyderabad from 5 - 9 February 2011 and it is anticipated that over 1,000 lawyers, judges, and legal academics from 54 Commonwealth countries...

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REMINDER: Bench and Bar Tennis Day 2011

The annual bench and bar tennis doubles competition will be held on grass at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Kent Road, Rose Bay on Tuesday, 20 December 2011. The Hon Susan Crennan Cup will be awarded to...

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Bar Association office bearers for 2011

Governance

At a Bar Council meeting on 18 November 2010, the following were elected as office bearers of the Bar Association for 2011: President: Tom Bathurst QC Senior Vice-President: **Bernard...

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Call for Papers - Seventh Australasian Women and Policing Conference

The Australasian Council for Women and Policing is calling for papers for the Seventh Australasian Women and Policing Conference: Making it happen in the community. The conference will be held at the...

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Bench & Bar v Solicitors Golf Day

Wellbeing

The Bench & Bar v Solicitors Golf Day will again be held at Elanora on Monday, 17 January 2011. Further details will be provided closer to that date. **17 November 2010 **

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Get your Bar Association photo ID card

The Bar Association will be unable to process applications for identity cards over the 2010-11 Christmas holiday season, due to the planned refurbishment of its premises. Members who wish to apply...

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