Inbrief

Allsop P to deliver the Annual International Law Association Address

The Honourable Justice James Allsop, president of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, will deliver the Annual International Law Association Address, "Regional dispute resolution structures: Is there...

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Appointments to note

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has announced�four new judicial appointments.

The�Honourable Justice Barrett has been appointed as a judge of appeal, effective 25 January 2012.

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Refurbishment of Queens Square Law Courts Building

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The refurbishment of the ground floor lobby in the Queens Square Law Courts Building is progressing on schedule.�Access to Level 4 (Supreme Court Criminal Registry) is now by lift only....

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TONIGHT: Comparative Constitutional Law - Final Courts Round-up 2011

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This seminar will provide an outline of recent constitutional developments in three jurisdictions – the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada – that are of key interest to Australian...

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ALPHA Christmas drinks

Members are invited�to attend the Australian Lawyers Phil-Hellenic Association Christmas drinks at the common room of Edmund Barton Chambers, Level 44 MLC Centre Sydney on Thursday, 8 December...

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The Great Bar Boat Race

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In�Brief has been�advised that, due to a�variety of factors, the Great Bar Boat Race will not be taking place this year.�However, it has been suggested by those involved in the...

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Victorian Government publishes sentencing survey data

The Victorian Coalition Government has�published the results of its MyViews Sentencing Survey, in which more than 18,500 Victorians took part. Learn more >

5 December 2011

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Appointments to note: David Re

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In September 2011 barrister David Re took up an appointment as a Trial Chamber judge at the�Special Tribunal for Lebanon, based in The Hague. The STL's�primary mandate is to hold trials for...

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Papers to note: new Supreme Court practice note

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The Chief Justice T F Bathurst�issued Practice Note SC GEN 18 on 1 December 2011. It** takes effect on 3 January 2012.**�It details procedure in relation to subpoenas and the production of...

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The public defenders have moved

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Public Defenders Chambers has moved to 23/1 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst,�NSW 2010, DX 11545 Sydney Downtown. Telephone: 9268 3111, Fax: 9268 3168.

**23 January�2012 **

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Vale Mahla Pearlman AO (1937-2011)

The Hon Mahla Pearlman AO, first female president of the Law Society of NSW�and chief judge of the Land and Environment Court from 1992 until 2003, died this morning. A funeral will be held this...

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Bar Association office closure during Christmas holiday season

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The Bar Association office will close for the Christmas holiday season at 12.00 noon tomorrow, Friday, 21 December 2012. The association will re-open for business on Wednesday, 2 January 2013. Office...

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Further Dates for your Diary: NSW Bar Association 2012 Personal Injury Conference

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The 2012 Personal Injury Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel, Sydney on 3 March 2012. Speakers include The Honourable Justice Peter Garling RFD, Barry Toomey QC and Andrew Morrison RFD SC.

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Papers to note: Patten Report into the NSW Crime Commission

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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

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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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Electronic production of documents under District Court Form 26A

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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