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Inbrief

Life membership for the Hon R J Ellicott QC

At a recent meeting of the Bar Council it was formally resolved to appoint the Hon R J Ellicott QC as a life member for his "exceptional service to the profession of the law".

**28 February 2011 **

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Appointment to the District Court

Attorney General John Hatzistergos today announced the appointment of Clive Jeffreys as a judge of the District Court of NSW. Mr Jeffreys will be sworn in as a judge on** Tuesday, 15 March 2011.**...

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Tonight's CPD Seminar Postponed: Pre-Litigation Requirements in NSW – the New Regime

A CPD seminar entitled ‘Pre-Litigation Requirements in NSW – the New Regime’ was due to be held in the Bar Association Common Room on Thursday 3 March 2011. This seminar has now been...

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An invitation to the Dow Oration

Members are invited to an oration by the Hon Justice Unity Dow on "The Importance of Economic Rights in the Law: A Perspective from Botswana", to be held on Friday, 4 March 2011 at 5.00pm in the...

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Thresholds and the Commonwealth Counsel Rate Process

On 11 February 2011 the Australian Financial Review published an article entitled "Win for barristers, loss for solicitors".� The article referred to an amendment to the Legal Services...

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NSW Bar FC is scouting for talent

Members who wish to forget the recent Ashes series can distract themselves by signing up for NSW Bar FC, which will take to the field in the Domain Soccer League (lunchtime competition), commencing...

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Canberra legal profession blasts unjust, unnecessary and unfair CTP changes

Opposition to the ACT Government's proposed changes to compulsory third party insurance is heating up. The Law Society and Bar Association have joined forces to issue a joint media statement calling...

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Wanted! Mentors for the Indigenous Law Students Program

The Indigenous Barristers Trust is currently seeking mentors for its Mentoring Indigenous Law Students Program. The purpose of this mentoring program is to provide opportunities for barristers to...

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Web watch: the J Willard Hurst Collection

Devotees of legal history might be interested in The J Willard Hurst Collection, a web site maintained by the University of Wisconsin’s Law Library. It gathers over sixty years of American legal...

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IT Essentials for Litigation (ADVERTISEMENT)

Technology is increasingly prevalent in litigation.� Things are not made easier by cost-sensitive clients, Rocket-dockets, e-Registrars, Technology Practice Notes, rapidly changing technologies...

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TONIGHT: Tuesday 1 March 2011 - Ethics, Etiquette and Conduct

This seminar has been convened by the NSW Bar Association and the Law Society of NSW. The seminar is free of charge and members of both organisations are welcome to attend - registration is not...

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Retirement ceremony for the Hon Justice John Cohen

A ceremonial sitting of the Family Court of Australia will be held in Sydney on Friday, 4 March 2011 to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice John Cohen as a judge of the court. The special sitting...

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Appointments to note: new Qld Supreme Court judge

Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick has announced the appointment of Jean Dalton SC as Queensland's newest Supreme Court judge. The appointment of Ms Dalton would increase the number of...

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Web watch: Corrective Services information for Legal Practitioners

Correctional Services NSW is developing a web page with important information for legal practitioners, such as offender housing location, legal visiting times in correctional centres, contact numbers...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Magistrate Mary Ryan

A ceremonial sitting of the Local Court will be held on Monday, 28 February 2011 at 9.00am in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre to mark the swearing-in of Mary Ryan as a magistrate. Anne Healy will...

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Requiem Mass for Brian Ferrari

A Requium Mass will be held for Brian Ferrari on Wednesday, 23 February at 10.00am at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church Mackenzie St, Lavender Bay. It will be followed by a private burial. A wake...

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Codification of complicity laws is on the cards

Attorney General John Hatzistergos has given in-principle support to codifying complicity laws, which has been recommended by the NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) following a three-year investigation....

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Part-time employment opportunities wanted for Indigenous law students

As part of the Bar Association's Indigenous Barristers Strategy, all barristers, clerks and chambers are encouraged to identify part-time employment opportunities for 2011 for Indigenous law...

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Professional Standards Scheme now recognised in Queensland

Professional Standards Scheme

The Bar Association's new professional standards scheme, which limits liability for damages to $1.5million, commenced on 1 July 2010 and expires on 30 June 2015....

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Changes to the ACT Bail Act

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed the Bail Amendment Bill 2010, which will, among other things, enable the Magistrates Court to deal with breaches of Supreme Court bail on days when the Supreme...

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Local Court begins trial online protocol for committal matters

Local Court Practice Note No.1 of 2011 was gazetted on 11 February and commences operation today, 15 February 2011. The practice note was issued for the purposes of a pilot programme for committal...

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Web watch: Victorian Civil Procedure Bench Book

The Judicial College of Victoria has published a new, interactive Bench Book to assist practitioners with the application of the _Civil Procedure Act 2010 _(Vic). It includes commentary describing...

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Vic Bar elects junior vice chair

Fiona McLeod SC has been elected junior vice chair of the Victorian Bar Council. She joins Chairman Mark Moshinsky SC and Senior Vice Chair Melanie Sloss SC on the Executive. Learn more >

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The role of juries to be reinforced in the ACT

The ACT Government will introduce reforms to the process of election for judge-alone trial to re-affirm the important role of juries in serious criminal trials, according to Attorney General Simon...

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