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Inbrief

TONIGHT: What to Do when things go wrong

The session tonight will be chaired by Jennifer English and will explore what� happens when complaints are made against a barrister. The topic will be� examined from a range of perspectives...

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Civil proceedings in the Local Court

The Local Court has published Practice Note Civ 1: Case Management of Civil Proceedings in the Local Court. Its primary purpose is to consolidate and replace existing civil jurisdiction practice...

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Notice to practitioners in the Corporations List

The Supreme Court has released a new notice to practitioners in the Corporations List regarding consent orders and allocation of hearing dates. Learn more >

**30 March 2011 **

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An update on Wi Fi Services in federal and state courts

The Federal Court is piloting WiFi technology at the Law Courts Building in Queens Square in order to gauge the� likely level of useage by practitioners, along with its effectiveness in enabling...

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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: Director-General, Department of Environment and Climate Change v Walker Corporation Pty Ltd (No 3) [2010] NSWLEC 135 Roads and...

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TONIGHT: How to run (and how not to run) a family provision claim

Presented by Bruce Townsend and chaired by Richard Jefferis, tonight's seminar is intended to give a basic practical overview of the topic and will cover the basics of� the jurisdiction as well...

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Web watch: Criminal CLE

Criminal CLE is a not-for-profit website for practising criminal lawyers in New South Wales. It contains CLE and CPD conference and seminar papers dealing with criminal law and closely related...

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Civil Dispute Resolution Bill passed by parliament

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has welcomed the passage of the Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 through the Australian Parliament. The bill requires prospective litigants to lodge a statement...

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Virginia Bell on the legal content of the fair go

Come and hear the Hon Justice Virginia Bell on The Legal Content of 'a Fair Go' - What does the concept of a Fair Go mean 
for the Australian legal system? The address will be held at Redfern...

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Four tickets available for the Jessie Street Annual Lunch

The Jessie Street Annual Lunch will be held this Friday, 1 April 2011 from 12 noon at Parliament House and In Brief has heard that four tickets (at $95 each) are still available. Jessie Street...

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TONIGHT: - Reflections on Forensic Responsibilities and Privileges

This seminar will be presented by the Hon Thomas E F Hughes AO QC and chaired by Tom Bathurst QC. The paper will survey some leading cases about the public duties of barristers in the practice of...

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Prof Charlesworth to join ICC bench for whaling case

The International Court of Justice has accepted Australia’s choice of Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM as a judge ad hoc in the whaling case taken by Australia against Japan. Australia has...

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WLA NSW cocktail function - "A toast to our success"

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW invites members to “A toast to our success” Networking Cocktail Function, to be held at 6-8pm on Thursday 7 April 2011 at the Union, University &...

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Recovery for reflective loss in breach of trust claims (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by Advocate Paul Tracey (Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey) on "The operation of the bar against recovery for...

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Reserve the date: 15 Bobber for her Honour Judge Olsson SC

A 15 Bobber will be held for her Honour Judge Olsson SC on Friday, 3 June 2011.�

**24 March 2011 **

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Guidelines for collaborative practice

The Law Council of Australia has published the Australian Collaborative Practice Guidelines for Lawyers. Free copies are available from the Bar Association's reception.

**24 March 2011 **

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Volunteers needed for 2011 Barristers in Schools program

Want to give primary school students a better idea of the law and how it works? The Bar Association is seeking volunteers for its ‘Barristers in Schools’ program. The program was developed...

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Flu shots and health testing - cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure - today

The Health, Sport & Recreation Committee has organised for members to receive flu shots and get their cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tested between 4.00 and 6.00 pm today, Thursday 24 March...

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Hurry, reserve your seat at the 2011 Bench and Bar Dinner

The president and Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the Bar Association and the judiciary to the 2011 Bench and Bar Dinner. The guest of honour is the Hon Patrick Keane, chief...

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What is Australia's ranking in the Rule of Law Index?

The World Justice Project is a non-profit organisation which aspires to advance the rule of law around the world. Establishing the rule of law is fundamental to achieving communities of opportunity...

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Flu shots and health testing - cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure - tomorrow

The Health, Sport & Recreation Committee has organised for members to receive flu shots and get their cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tested between 4.00 and 6.00 pm tomorrow, Thursday 24...

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Lunch Time Walking Group

The Health, Sport and Recreation committee has set up a regular lunch time walking group for members of all levels of fitness.� Sports gear not essential, just a pair of sneakers.� The...

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Retirement of the Hon Justice Stephen O'Ryan

The Hon Justice Stephen O'Ryan retired from the Family Court Appeals Division on 14 March. He was appointed in October 1994. At Justice O'Ryan's request, there was no farewell ceremony. Mr O'Ryan has...

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Law students honour memory of Indigenous rights campaigner through scholarship

Indigenous law students Aurora Milroy and Ashley Walker have been announced as the 2011 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship recipients. First established in 1994, the Scholarship...

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Cases selected for reporting in the Federal Court Reports

The following cases were selected by V Kline for reporting in FCR:

Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd v Overliese [2011] FCAFC 24 Bargwanna v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2010] FCAFC 126 Minister for...

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