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Inbrief

Review of costs assessment scheme: Deadline for submissions extended

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst�has�announced that he�has extended�the deadline for submissions to the Review of the Costs Assessment Scheme�The original deadline for submissions...

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LTCS E-News

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue�60 is�now available, and features articles on approved case manager Q&A forums, guidelines for the...

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DDT courts have relocated

Beginning�today,�7 November 2011, the Dust Diseases Tribunal courts, previously located on Level 4 of the John Maddison Tower have relocated to Level 11 and 12, of the John Maddison Tower,...

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Retirement ceremony for the president of the DDT

A�retirement ceremony will be held for His Honour President Judge JL O'Meally AM RFD of the Dust Diseases Tribunal�on Thursday, 17 November 2011 at 9.30AM in Court 21A, John Maddison Tower,...

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Web watch: NSW Court of Appeal web page

The web�site of the New South Wales Court of Appeal�features case summaries of its decisions and those of interest from other Australian intermediate appellate courts and the international...

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The Fractured Constitutional Basis of Environmental Regulation

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites members to a seminar on "The Fractured Constitutional Basis of Environmental Regulation" on Monday, 31 October 2011 at 5.30pm. Papers to be...

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Nygh Hague Conference Internship

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the International Law Association (Australian Branch) call for applications for the 2012 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship. 2012 marks the...

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Back to the Future: Bill Grant the new CEO of Legal Aid NSW

Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced the appointment of Bill Grant OAM as chief executive officer of Legal Aid NSW. Mr Grant served as head of Legal Aid from 2001 to 2007. For the past four...

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Appointments to note: acting public defenders

Ian Hunter Nash and Richard John Wilson have been appointed as acting public defenders for the period commencing on 23 January 2012 and expiring on 22 January 2013.

27 October 2011

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Attorney General announces new Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid NSW

The Attorney General, Greg Smith SC, today announced the appointment of Bill Grant OAM as the new Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid NSW. Mr Grant has served for the last four years as...

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Bar Association shares the podium at the Justice Awards

Contributions�from members of the�bar, through the�Bar Association's Legal Assistance Referral Scheme, received due recognition�at�the Law and Justice Foundation's...

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Positions vacant: District Court judge

Attorney General�Greg Smith SC�is seeking expressions of interest from, or nominations of, persons qualified for appointment as a judge of the District Court of NSW under the District Court...

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End of year Bar Library notice

The Bar Library will be closed from 12 pm Friday, 23 December 2011 to Friday, 13 January 2012. It will be open from 10am to 4pm between Monday, 16 January 2012 and Friday 27 January 2012. Normal...

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An important notice about the Bar Council election ballot papers

It has come to the Bar Association's attention that a batch of ballot papers for the upcoming Bar Council election has an incorrect�return-addressed envelope (Cosmos Magazine Subscription...

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Mediator chat at the Martin Place Bar

The Mediation Practice Group, a sub-committee of the Bar Association's ADR Committee invites you to their inaugural 'mediator chat' and twilight drinks on tonight from 5.30pm to 7pm at Martin Place...

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Bar Council ballot papers are in the mail

Ballot papers for the election of the 2012 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. Any member who has not received their ballot paper by COB Friday, 28 October and who wishes to...

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NSW Government introduces amendment to sentencing procedure

The O'Farrell government has introduced into the Legislative Council the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Children in Vehicles) Bill 2011 to make the presence of children an�exacerbating...

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ALMA 2012 conference registration closing soon (ADVERTISEMENT)

ALMA 2012 – the 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...

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Inquiry into consolidation of NSW tribunals

The minister for finance and services, the attorney-general and the minister for fair trading have referred an inquiry on opportunities to consolidate tribunals in NSW to the Legislative Council...

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Lord Howe Legal Conference – March/April 2012 (ADVERTISEMENT)

Learned Friends Professional Education is holding a conference on Lord Howe Island from 31 March to 6 April 2012.��We hope you can join us!�Speakers include Judge Helen Murrell of the...

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Implementing national work health and safety laws

Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce and Attorney General Greg Smith SC have announced the next phase in national work health and safety laws, which involves transitioning work health and...

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Publications to note: The Case Management Handbook

A new handbook outlining how to best manage cases in the Federal Court of Australia was released today. The Case Management Handbook was prepared by members of the Federal Litigation Section of the...

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2012 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

A�major conference on constitutional law, the eleventh in a series, will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday, 17 February 2012. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin...

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Review of laws for juvenile offenders

NSW Attorney General Greg Smith SC has invited public comment on whether changes are needed to key laws for juvenile offenders. On 20 October Mr Smith released a consultation paper that forms part of...

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Islamic Influences on International Arbitration (ADVERTISEMENT)

Members�are invited to attend the 10th annual Clayton Utz International Arbitration lecture, to be held in the Ceremonial Court of the Federal Court, Queens Square on **Tuesday, 8 November 2011....

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