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Inbrief

Retirement of the Hon Justice Peter Rose

To mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Peter Rose, a special sitting of the Family Court will be held in the Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Level 7 at 4.30pm on **Friday, 1...

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Final reminder for comment on Commonwealth provisions of new model WHS bill

Commonwealth, state and territory governments have agreed to harmonise occupational health and safety arrangements by December 2011 through the implementation of a model Act and Regulations. The...

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Wanted: judges for the ALSA National Witness Examination Competition

The Australian Law Students' Association Conference is currently looking for judges for the National Witness Examination Competition. Witness Examination simulates a criminal or civil trial in which...

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Maurice Byers Address available from Supreme Court web site

The 2011 Maurice Byers Address was delivered by the Hon James Spigelman AC on Thursday, 26 May. Titled "Truth and the Law", the address is now available from the Supreme Court web site.

**30 May...

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Vale Nicholas Anthony Packham (1932-2011)

Nicholas Anthony Packham, formerly a barrister at 6 Selborne Chambers, died on 25 May 2011. A funeral will be held at� 2.00 pm on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 at St Johns College Chapel, University of...

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In breach of basic principles of justice: mandatory sentencing for murder of police officers

The New South Wales Bar Association strongly opposes the Government's proposed legislation to require the imposition of a mandatory sentence of natural life in respect of the murder of a police...

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Law Council welcomes Reconciliation Week

The Law Council of Australia today welcomed the start of National Reconciliation Week and reiterated its support for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian...

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City to Surf - early bird entries close 1 June 2011

Entries are now open for the world’s largest run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf, held on Sunday, August 14.� Whether you’re a serious runner, jogger, walker, pusher or want to join in for...

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AG tables judicial commission report in relation to Magistrate Jennifer Betts

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has issued a statement in the Legislative Assembly and tabled a report from the Conduct Division of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales relating to the conduct...

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NSW Government publishes its views on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The New South Wales Government has published its response to the draft report from the Productivity Commission into Disability Care and Support. The O‟Farrell government says it supports the...

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TONIGHT: Family Law Advocacy - Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses

This is the second seminar drawn from the very well received Family Law Advocacy series held in 2009. Tonight's session will be presented by Chester A. Porter QC and the Hon Justice Peter Rose will...

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New appointment to the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Ashley John Black, a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jacques, has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, effective 4 July 2011. Details of the swearing-in will be provided...

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You're invited to the launch of the Asprey Law Library Collection

Professor Gillian Triggs, Dean of the Sydney Law School, invites you to attend a cocktail reception and launch of the Asprey Collection at the Sydney Law School at** 6.00pm on Tuesday, 21 June. **The...

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Still time to enrol in Sydney University LLM

Sydney Law School is still accepting applications for mid-year entry into the Sydney LLM and its postgraduate coursework program. Learn more>

**25 May 2011 **

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Sponsor Greg Curtin SC in the CEO Sleepout

Philanthropy

Greg Curtin SC will take part in the 2011 Vinnies CEO Sleepout on Thursday, 16 June. The aim of the event is to raise money for the Vinnies homeless services through sponsorship of...

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Letter to the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald

**On Monday, 23 May, Paul Sheehan wrote an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, regarding the role of the Industrial Commission of New South Wales. John Agius SC responded to the article with...

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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: Insurance Australia Ltd t/as NRMA Insurance v Checchia [2011] NSWCA 101 Graymarshall Pty Ltd v Director-General of the...

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2011 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards

Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc invites members to the official launch of the 2011 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, to be held on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 at 5.30-7.30pm, at the Union,...

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Victorian Government reconfirms commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Victorian Government today released its submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Disability Care and Support and reconfirmed its commitment to the development...

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Practising Certificate Renewals Update Number 4

There is only one more week to renew your practising certificate by the due date - Tuesday, 7 June 2011. All New South Wales barristers' practising certificates expire on 30 June 2011. A new...

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Lifetime Care & Support Authority newsletter

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 55 is now available and has articles on: changes to the authority's payment codes for services, the LTCS workshops...

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15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Alan Robertson

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon Justice Alan Robertson to the Federal Court of Australia** **will�be held on **Friday, 5 August 2011. **Speaking for Justice Robertson will...

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TONIGHT: Cross Examination of Lay Witness

Tonight the Hon Justice Harrison and Robert Stitt QC will present a CPD seminar on ‘Cross Examination of Lay Witness'. The seminar will be held at Banco Court and will be of particular interest...

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The Bar Knit Group - first meeting this week

Wellbeing

The Health Sport and Recreation Committee invites you to the first meeting of the Bar Knit Group.� It will be held at the Bar Library on Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 6.00pm. Please bring...

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Authority to govern and limits of state power in Western culture (ADVERTISEMENT)

Members are invited to the final talk in the "Living Under Two Laws At Once " series exploring Western culture's desire to challenge the status quo and have an open and diverse society. Thursday 26...

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