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Inbrief

Bar Council of Western Australia

At a general meeting of the Western Australian Bar Association, held on 1 December 2010, it was announced that the following members were elected to Bar Council for 2010-11:

President: Grant...

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Synagogue service - opening of Law Term 2011

The Jewish service to mark the opening of the 2011 Law Term will be held at the Great Synagogue on Friday, 11 February 2011. The service and procession led by Chief Justice Spigelman AC will start at...

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Appointment of senior counsel in Queensland

Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC has selected the following persons (listed alphabetically) for appointment as senior counsel in Queensland:

Kenneth Anthony Barlow
Graeme Francis Crow
Colin...
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Two new appointments to the District Court

Donna Woodburne SC and Elizabeth Olsson SC have been appointed as judges of the District Court. Ms Woodburne is a deputy director of public prosecutions who has been part of the Office of the...

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Papers to note: Federal Court practice note on related proceedings

The New South Wales District Registry of the Federal Court has issued Administrative Notice NSW 4: Related Proceedings. A copy of the notice may be downloaded from the Federal Court's web site.

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The Europe Pacific Legal Conference: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (9 - 16 January 2011)

The Cortina Legal Conference has been accredited by the New South Wales Bar Association.� Visit the Continuing Professional Education website www.conferences21.com for further information or...

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E-filing in Supreme Court corporations matters

Effective immediately, e-filed documents in corporations matters in the Supreme Court will be dealt with and returned within four hours. To benefit from this service level, a matter must be...

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Margo SC recognised with community service award

The Community Relations Commission’s 2010 Community Service Award for Volunteering was yesterday presented by Premier Kristina Keneally to Robin Margo SC. �

In the presentation speech at...

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Review of the bar education program - deadline for written submissions

Members are reminded that the deadline for making written submissions to the Bar Council's review of the education programme is Friday, 17 December 2010. The review, conducted by the Hon Kevin...

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Vale Paul Joseph (1946-2010)

Paul Frederick Joseph, formerly of University Chambers, died on Saturday, 4 December. The funeral service is to be held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Avoca Street, Randwick at 1.30 pm...

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Insall SC appointed chair of the CALDB

Howard Insall SC has been appointed chairman of the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board. His term will expire on 30 November 2013.�

**3 December 2010 **

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Greens motion for gay marriage blocked in the Legislative Council

The� NSW Government has blocked a Greens motion in the Legislative Council calling on it to legislate for marriage equality in the event that the Federal Parliament fails to do so in 2011. The...

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Call for papers - ACT Bar Association conference

The ACT Bar Association is organising a CPD conference on Saturday, 19 March 2011 and is calling for papers. Enquiries should be directed to Svetlana Todoroski, chief executive officer via...

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Law Council would like to see the new Draft National Law and Rules.

The Law Council of Australia has written to Attorney-General Robert McClelland to express its concern and disappointment that the legal profession will not be given the opportunity to examine the new...

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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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