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Papers to note: Patten Report into the NSW Crime Commission

The NSW Government today received the Patten Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the NSW Crime Commission. The report was commissioned to specifically examine the structure, procedures,...

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Vale Judge Ralph Coolahan (1949-2011)

His Honour Judge Ralph Coolahan, resident criminal judge at the District Court in Newcastle, died this morning. Justice Reg Blanch has issued a media statement. Members will be advised of funeral...

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David Kirby corrects the record on PIC role

Former Supreme Court judge, the Hon David Kirby QC, today clarified his position regarding�the Police Integrity Commission (PIC), in the face of inaccurate media reports.�A spokesperson for...

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ALMA conference registrations close this week (ADVERTISEMENT)

ALMA 2012 – Australasia Legal, Mediation & Arbitration Conference to be held in Hong Kong in 11-13 January boasts an exceptional speaker program and includes a series of specialist seminars...

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Electronic production of documents under District Court Form 26A

The District Court has recently introduced�Form 26A, a new form of subpoena for the production of documents which provides for their production in electronic form satisfactory to the party...

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Dates for your Diary: New South Wales Bar Association 2012 CPD Conferences

The New South Wales Bar Association will hold five regional conferences throughout February and March 2012, to assist members in meeting their annual CPD requirement. All conferences run from 8.00am...

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Law Council awards President's Medal

Debbie Mortimer SC, from the Victorian Bar,�won the annual Law Council of Australia President’s Medal last Friday night at a dinner reception held at the Australian War Memorial in...

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Law Council Executive for 2012

At its meeting on Saturday, 26 November, the following were elected to positions on the Law Council Executive: President: Cathy Gale (Law Institute of Victoria) President elect:� Jo Catanzariti...

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LCA welcomes family violence legislation

The Law Council of Australia's Family Law Section (FLS) welcomes the passage through the Australian Parliament of the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011....

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Police death and disability scheme legislation passes the LC

The NSW Government has secured passage�through the Legislative Council of the Police Amendment (Death and Disability) Bill 2011. Agreement was reached between the government and the...

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Amendment to the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1986

The Director of Public Prosecutions (Disclosures) Bill 2011 yesterday passed through both houses of the NSW Parliament. The object of this bill, as provided by the explanatory notes,�is to amend...

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Appointment of Commonwealth senior counsel

Attorney-General Robert McClelland today announced the appointment of Mr James Faulkner PSM as a Commonwealth senior counsel. Mr Faulkner is the head of the Constitutional Policy Unit in the...

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Opposition to introduce asbestos compensation bill

The state opposition has announced that it will�introduce a Private Member's Bill to provide for the relatives of asbestos victims who die before their case is finalised to�receive part of...

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Symposium on the military and the law

A symposium on historical connections between the legal profession and the Australian Defence Forces�is to be held at UTS, Sydney�on 24 March 2012 under the co-sponsorship of the...

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Victorian Bar announces 15 new silks

The chief justice of Victoria, the Hon Marilyn Warren AC, has appointed 15 new senior counsel. Learn more>

24 November 2011

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Australian Government takes steps to restrict vexatious litigants

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has introduced the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 to give Commonwealth courts clearer powers on suppression orders and vexatious...

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TONIGHT: Working with Senior Counsel: How to be a good junior

This seminar will be Presented by Jonathan Simpkins SC and Tom Thawley and chaired by David Mackay. The speakers will cover how best to assist senior counsel in a range of areas. The seminar has been...

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ALMA 2012 conference registration closes 30 November (ADVERTISEMENT)

It’s not too late to register for ALMA 2012 – Australasia Legal, Mediation & Arbitration.�ALMA 2012 has a fabulous program of international speakers and delegates also choose 2...

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Bar Association highlights urgent need for bail reform

The Bar Association has issued a media release highlighting the deficiencies in the state's current bail laws and reminding the the NSW Government of the need for reform once the Law Reform...

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This Week in CPD

Wednesday, 23 November: Working with Senior Counsel: How to be a good junior ** This seminar will be Presented by Jonathan Simpkins SC and Tom Thawley and chaired by David Mackay. The speakers will...

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Bar Knit Group meets on 23 November

Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Bar Knit Group will be held at the Bar Library on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 at 6.00pm. For those needing instructions on techniques, please see How to knit like...

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Law and justice advisors wanted in the Solomon Islands (ADVERTISEMENT)

World Wide Project Management Services has been contracted to assist the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) RAMSI Support Facility (SRSF) to recruit a number of law and justice adviser positions for...

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Indigenous Pre-Law Visit 2011

Diversity

Each year the bar hosts a visit from the students attending the Indigenous Pre-Law Course at UNSW. The visit provides an opportunity for the students to see first hand�the way the bar...

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Positions vacant: crown prosecutors

**Crown prosecutor (Sydney, Sydney West and Wagga Wagga) - five positions with an eligibility list to be created -�$251,590 per annum plus conveyance allowance of $16,235 per annum. ** Director...

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