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Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar

The 2011 Australian Red Cross and Mallesons Stephen Jaques Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar, entitled "Peace, Justice and the ICC: From Kampala to Tripoli", will consider the challenges and...

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Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street (ADVERTISEMENT)

Members are invited to chase a greased pig down Wall Street. Not literally, of course. "Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street: a gatekeeper's guide to the psychology, culture and ethics of...

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Federal Court Rules 2011

The Federal Court Rules 2011 have been added to the ComLaw database and will commence on 1 August 2011.

**29 July 2011 **

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New Federal Magistrates Court Forms

Included in the recent_ Federal Magistrates Court Amendment Rules 2011 (No1)_ are rules in relation to the "genuine steps" requirement for certain types of proceedings as required under the _Civil...

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ATO web page to assist barristers

The Australian Taxation Office has set up a web page to assist barristers to meet their lodgment obligations. The site includes information on contacting the ATO, support for small businesses,...

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Court and other fees to rise on Monday

The Executive Council has approved various regulations designed to raise court and related fees. They will commence on Monday, 1 August 2011. The regulations are as follows:

Administrative Decisions...

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TONIGHT: New Australian Consumer Laws

Tonight, Jeremy Stoljar SC will be presenting a seminar on the new national Australian Consumer Law, which has been in force since January 2011. Chairing the session is James Lockhart SC. For full...

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@LCA: the monthly newsletter of the Law Council

The August 2011 issue of the Law Council's newsletter, @LCA, is now available. This edition features: the president’s message; a Q & A on the National Disability Insurance Scheme; change to...

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Position vacant: crown advocate

Attorney General Greg Smith SC is seeking expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as crown advocate under the Crown Advocate Act 1979 for a fixed term not exceeding seven years...

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Distinguished speakers at the 2011 National Indigenous Legal Conference

Lawyers from all over Australia will have an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal legal systems at the 2011 National Indigenous Legal Conference, which will be held in Sydney on **12-13 August...

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TONIGHT: Update in Financial Expert Evidence

The seminar tonight will be presented by Michael Potter and John Halley SC and chaired by Tim Castle. The session will consider recent shifts in the role of expert financial evidence and discuss how...

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Next Week in CPD

Tuesday 2 August: International Arbitration Presented by The Hon Justice Foster and chaired by Andrew Bell SC, this seminar will address the scope of the defences and arguments available against the...

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Call for competitions adjudicators

Macquarie University Law Society invites members to adjudicate at its mooting, negotiations, trial advocacy, paper presentation and letter of advice competitions. These competitions are the perfect...

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Jeremy Gormly SC the new chair of NADRAC

Jeremy Gormly SC has been appointed as the new chair of the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC). "Mr Gormly has extensive experience in government disputes and...

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TONIGHT: Managing Life and Finances at the Bar

Tonight's seminar will be presented by the Honourable Justice Pembroke. Sam Adair will be chairing the event, designed to pass on useful tips to junior barristers about� establishing and...

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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: Commissioner of Police v Sleiman & AVS Group of Companies [2011] NSWCA 21 Delaforce v Simpson-Cook [2010] NSWCA 84 _Halpin v...

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Portrait of Sir Kenneth Jacobs

Earlier this year the Bar Association commissioned a portrait of Sir Kenneth Jacobs. Sir Kenneth Jacobs is an honorary life member of the New South Wales Bar Association.� He is a former...

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This week

**Tuesday 26 July: **Managing Life and Finances at the Bar Seminar to be presented by the Hon Justice Pembroke and chaired by Sam Adair. Please refer to the flyer for further details.

Wednesday 27...

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Decisions of SCAG meeting in Adelaide

The second meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) for 2011 was held on 21 & 22 July 2011 in Adelaide, South Australia. Download the communique from the meeting >

**22 July...

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Bar Knit Group meet next Wednesday


The next meeting of the Bar Knit Group will be held at the Bar Library on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 at 6.00pm. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. **22 July 2011 **

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Funeral for Brian William Duck (1941-2011)

A funeral for Brian William Duck, former judge of the Compensation Court and Dust Diseases Tribunal, will be held on Tuesday, 2 August at 2.00pm at St Patrick’s Church, 20 Grosvenor Street,...

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Sports law conference in Queenstown

The 21st Annual ANZSLA Conference will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand from 12-14 October 2011. Full program and registration details are below and and on the ANZSLA website at

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Family Violence Best Practice Principles

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia today released the revised version of the Family Violence Best Practice Principles, which forms part of the courts’...

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The NSW Criminal Defence Lawyers annual dinner

The NSW Criminal Defence Lawyers Association annual dinner will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf on Friday, 19 August 2011. Reserve a table>

**9 August�2011 **

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Ceremonial sitting for the retirement of Hodgson JA

On Tuesday, 9 August 2011 there will be formal sitting to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Hodgson AO. The ceremony will be held at 9.30am in the Banco Court. Phil Boulten SC will speak on...

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