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Inbrief

Wanted: mentors for the Freehills Women

The Women Barristers Forum invite members to become mentors in the Freehills Women’s Mentoring Programme. The scheme is run by the UNSW Law Society and aims to pair female law students with...

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Law Council expresses concern over mandatory sentencing proposals

The Law Council has today come out in support of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) to urge the Victorian Government to abandon mandatory sentencing proposals. Learn more>

30 June 2011

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For those in peril on the sea

The Australian Insurance Law Association invite members to a Twilight Seminar on "Proximate Cause, Perils of the Sea and Inherent Vice in Marine Insurance", to be presented by the Hon Justice Allsop...

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AG announces new fines scheme

The homeless, mentally ill and those with serious addictions will be given the chance to “work off” any unpaid fines under an expanded program announced today by Attorney General Greg Smith...

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Extending the Criminal Case Conferencing Trial

The Criminal Case Conferencing Trial Amendment (Extension) Regulation 2011 and the_ Criminal Procedure Amendment (Briefs of Evidence) Regulation 2011_ commence on 30 June 2011.

The object of the...

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YL Civil Litigation Committee Great Debate and EOFY Drinks

NSW Young Lawyers' Civil Litigation Committee will host its Great Debate�and�End of Financial Year�Drinks on�14 July 2011�from 6.00pm. This is sure to be an entertaining...

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Vinnies award Bar Association a certificate of recognition for homeless BBQs.

The St Vincent de Paul Society, on behalf of the Sydney Night Patrol Committee, has written to the Bar Association thanking it for donations and volunteers, which have facilitated three major BBQs...

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2011 Justice Awards: nominations open until 29 July

Nominations for the 2011 Justice Awards are open until 29 July 2011. The Bar Association sponsors the Law and Justice Volunteer award, which is presented to an individual or group who, in a voluntary...

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Vietnam Legal Conference - January 2012 [ADVERTISEMENT]

Learned Friends Professional Education is holding a conference in Vietnam from 7 - 14 January 2012. Speakers include Judge Sidis of the District Court, Federal Magistrate Coakes, Jeremy Gormly SC and...

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Vale Brian Ross Maguire QC (1936-2011)

Brian Ross Maguire QC, most recently of the New South Wales District Court, died on the morning of 24 June. A funeral will be held on **Friday, 1 July 2011 at 1.00pm **at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 2...

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Position vacant: public defender (Sydney)

Attorney General Greg Smith SC is seeking expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as a public defender under the Public Defenders Act 1995 for a seven-year fixed term that may...

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Books for the Children

On any list day at the Children's Court one sees children and their parents, friends and family waiting, sometimes for hours, with nothing at all to do. In January 2011 some practitioners started the...

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Lead role for NSW legal profession, says AG

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has made a pitch for New South Wales to take a lead role in the implementation of a national legal profession. “As the dominant player in the Australian legal...

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For the diary: farewell dinner for DDT president

The president of the Dust Diseases Tribunal, the Hon Judge J L O'Meally AM RFD, will retire on 17 November 2011. A dinner to mark his retirement is proposed to be held on Friday, 11 November at...

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Lloyd Babb SC to be the new DPP

Crown Advocate Lloyd Babb SC will be next New South Wales DPP, Attorney General Greg Smith SC announced today. The attorney described Mr Babb as "a lawyer of the highest quality, who is well versed...

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Law Council develops strategy to keep women in the law

The Law Council is concerned by the high attrition rates of women lawyers and believes the retention of women lawyers is a matter of national importance that must be addressed in the legal...

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New South Wales Bikie Laws struck down

The High Court of Australia, in the matter of Wainohu v The State of New South Wales [2011] HCA 24, has ruled that the _Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2009 _(NSW) is invalid.

**23 June...

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Statement to parliament by Magistrate Brian Maloney

The following excerpt from Hansard is the statement to the Legislative Council, delivered by Magistrate Brian Maloney on 21 June 2011. Read the transcript >

**22 June 2011 **

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Amended forms in the Federal Magistrates Court

The Federal Magistrates Court has advised that changes have been made to forms 1-5 required for applications in the Fair Work Division. The amended forms may be obtained from the FMC website....

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Jackson QC to chair state constitutional panel

David Jackson QC will chair a panel of constitutional experts, including Professor George Williams and Dr Elaine Thompson, to advise the New South Wales Government on the possibility of introducing...

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Land and Environment Court registry move

The Land and Environment Court registry refurbishment will shortly be completed. Accordingly, the registry counter, currently located on level 1 of 225 Macquarie Street (Windeyer Chambers), will be...

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2011 ADR Workshop

The 2011 Alternative Dispute Workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 August 2011 from 9.00am – 5.15pm in the Heritage Ballroom, Westin Hotel, No.1 Martin Place. The opening address will be...

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ALMA 2012 Conference in Hong Kong (ADVERTISEMENT)

Definitely one for the diary! The 2012 Australasia Legal - Mediation & Arbitration Conference, titled "Capturing Opportunities in an Expanding Market", will be held in** Hong Kong on 11-13 January...

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New Trans-Tasman legal proceedings bill passed by parliament

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today welcomed the passage of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Amendment and Other Measures Bill 2011. "The reforms will streamline and simplify procedures for the...

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Mandatory sentencing legislation passes NSW Parliament

The Crimes Amendment (Murder of Police Officers) Bill 2011 (NSW) was passed by the Legislative Assembly yesterday. Submissions from the Bar Association were mentioned by the shadow attorney general....

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