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A flurry of bills introduced in the Australian Parliament

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Attorney-General Robert McClelland has today reintroduced a number of bills covering the range of responsibilities his portfolio including national security, native title, anti-discrimination and law...

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Chief Justice Spigelman's Opening of Law Term speeches

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Opening Law Term, a collection of opening of Law Term speeches delivered by NSW Chief Justice James Spigelman AC between 1999 and 2010, is available for purchase online. The chief justice's speeches...

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

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The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Greg Nelson v The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd�� [2010] NSWSC 199 RTA v Papadopoulos [2010] NSWSC 33 Franklins...

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Legislation to note: Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (NSW)

The Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (NSW) will commence on 1 October 2010.

**28 September 2010 **

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Federal Court issues new practice note

The chief justice of the Federal Court has issued a new Practice Note CORP 3 – Schemes of Arrangement.�

**28 September 2010 **

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Nomination forms for election of the 2011 Bar Council

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Nomination forms for election of the 2011 Bar Council were posted on Friday, 24 September to all members of the Bar Association eligible to nominate or be nominated.�Nominations close at 4.00pm...

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Indexation of maximum amount relating to non-economic loss

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Pursuant to s 17 (1) of the Civil Liability Act 2002,� the amount that is to apply for the purposes of section 16 (2) of the Civil Liability Act 2002 to be $500,750 from 1 October 2010. An order...

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Reserve your spot on the Great Bar Fishing Trip

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Hurry! Only four spots remaining on the NSW Bar Fishing Group Boat for Saturday, 16 October! The boat departs at **5.30am sharp from Rose Bay Wharf **and will return at 1.30pm to Rose Bay Wharf. All...

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2010 Sydney Law School Postgraduate Information Evening (ADVERTISEMENT)

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On Thursday, 14 October 2010, Sydney Law School will hold its annual Postgraduate Information Evening for prospective postgraduate coursework and research students. Learn more about the Sydney LLM or...

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Announcement of appointment of senior counsel

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The appointment of senior counsel for 2010 will be announced at 1.30pm on Thursday, 7 October 2010. See the memo to members and clerks from the executive director.

27 September 2010

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Diarise for next year - Bench and Bar Dinner, Friday 13 May 2011

The 2011 Bench and Bar Dinner will be held at the **Hilton Hotel **on **Friday 13 May next year.** Further details will be provided closer to the date. �

�**24 September 2010 **

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Reminder: applications for arbitrators and mediators close tomorrow

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Members are reminded that applications close this Friday, 24 September for those wishing to become an accredited mediator with the New South Wales Bar Association as well as those who wish to be...

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Champagne tasting at the Oak Barrell

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Do you know your Veuve Clicquot from your Moet & Chandon? Non? If you thought Pol Roger was the brother of a Cambodian war criminal, or it's all a load of Bollinger, then you may wish to join the...

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

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The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Gorczynski v W&FT Osmo Pty Ltd [2010] NSWCA 163 Nau v Kemp & Associates� [2010] NSWCA 164 Sinclair v Darwich [2010]...

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Go crackers about cheese at the Cheese Tasting and Cocktail Night

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The New Barristers Committee invites all members who do "like a bit of gorgonzola" to a Cheese Tasting and Cocktail Night on Thursday, 11 November 2010 at 5.30pm in the GPO Postales Bar, No.1 Martin...

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NSW Law Reports online

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NSWLR Volume 75, Part 3, 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

**22 September 2010 **

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A series of Bar Council events

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Nominations for the 2011 Bar Council will open on Friday, 24 September 2010. Nomination forms will be mailed to all members. Learn more about the timetable for this year's election.

**22 September...

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Robing in the Federal Court

The Federal Court has developed national guidelines for the robing of counsel appearing before the court.

**21 September 2010 **

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Speeches to note: NSW AG speech at the Bar Association's ADR Workshop

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Attorney General John Hatzistergos delivered the keynote address at the Bar Association's ADR Workshop on 28 August 2010. In his speech, the attorney observed that New South Wales is significantly...

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Custodial sentences and adult re-offending

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The New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has published the findings of a study, which supports what most members of the legal profession have long believed: that prison sentences...

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Submissions on penalty notices due on 30 November

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The New South Wales Law Reform Commission has released Consultation Paper 10: Penalty Notices that examines the use of on-the-spot fines. The commission encourages interested organisations and...

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