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Bar Association releases its Reconciliation Action Plan

The Bar Association has released its first Reconciliation Action Plan, which will commence on 1 January 2013. The association is deeply concerned about the under-representation of Indigenous...

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New guidelines for community legal centres

The New South Wales Government has developed new guidelines and funding principles to improve access to community legal services. Learn more>

20 December 2012

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Justice Beazley appointed president of the Court of Appeal

Attorney General Greg Smith SC yesterday announced the appointment of Justice Margaret Beazley AO as the first female president of the NSW Court of Appeal. Justice Beazley will be sworn in on 1 March...

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World Congress on Family Law and Children

The World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights will be convened for the sixth time in Sydney Australia between 17 and 20 March 2013. The Congress is a major international human rights event...

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Vale Ian Sheppard AO QC (1927-2012)

A funeral service for the Hon Ian Sheppard AO QC will be held at 11.15am tomorrow, 20 December, at the North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Road, North Ryde.

18 December 2012

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Reminder - Opening of Law Term religious services

The following religious services will be held to mark the beginning of the 2013 Law Term.

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Cnr Marist Place and Victoria Road, Parramatta at 9.30am on Friday, 1 February.... Read more >

ABA Silks Dinner in the High Court, Canberra

The Australian Bar Association will hold its annual dinner on the night of the new silks taking their bows in the High Court. It will be held in the Great Hall of the High Court in Canberra on...

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Appointment to note: Tax Practitioners Board

Peter Whitford SC, of Sixth Floor Selborne/Wentworth Chambers, has been appointed as a part-time member of the Tax Practitioners Board. The appointment will be for a three-year period and will start...

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NSW Law Reports

NSWLR Volume 81, Part 1 is now available to online and print subscribers. For a list of cases in the part, and other NSWLR parts and volumes, go to www.nswlr.com.au

17 December 2012

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Vale Simon Ioannou (1946 -2012)

Simon Ioannou, former barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers, died on 15 Dcecember. The funeral service will be held at St Francis of Assisi Church, 463 Oxford Street Paddington, at 10.30 am this...

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Room for license with Banco Chambers, Chifley (ADVERTISEMENT)

Banco Chambers has a short-term license available on its Chifley floor, level 9 of Chifley Tower. The license is available for immediate occupancy. Enquiries to license should be sent to the floor...

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Anglican Law Term Church Service

The Most Reverend Dr Peter Jensen, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, and the Reverend Andrew Sempell, Rector of St James, invite members of the judiciary, bar and legal profession to attend the 2013 Law...

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Changes to family law fees

The _Family Law (Fees) Regulations 2012 _(Cth) will introduce, on 1 January 2013, a single legislative instrument for fees for all courts exercising family law jurisdiction. This will see a variety...

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Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court Regulation 2012

The legislative instrument Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court Regulation 2012 was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 11 December 2012. The regulation will start...

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The Great Bar Boat Race - entries close TOMORROW!!

This is your last chance to register for the triumphant return of the GREAT BAR BOAT RACE, taking place on Monday, 17 December 2012. Skippers will be emailed sailing instructions by Friday this week....

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Perram J appointed to the ALRC

The Hon Justice Nye Perram, of the Federal Court, has been appointed as standing part-time commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Learn more >

12 December 2012

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Bromwich SC appointed Commonwealth DPP

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon today announced the appointment of Mr Robert Bromwich SC as Australia's next Commonwealth DPP. Mr Bromwich will be Australia's 7th Commonwealth director of public...

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First meeting of the Bar Book Club in 2013

The first book for the new year is JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 in the Bar Library at 6.00pm.

6 February�2013

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Reminder: swearing-in for Murray Aldridge SC

Murray Aldridge SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the Family Court of Australia at at 9.30am on Thursday, 13 December **in the Sydney Registry (Full Court Room).** Jane Needham SC will speak on...

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Legislation to note: High Court fees

The High Court of Australia (Fees) Regulation 2012 repeals the 2004 regulation and will commence on 1 January 2013. Learn more>

11 December 2012

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Tonight: Sentencing

Tonight at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, a seminar on Sentencing will be presented by April Francis and chaired by Jane Paingakulam.

The seminar has been organised by the New...

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Tonight: Colonization, Culture, Continuity: The Role of Law

Tonight, the key note address for the Australia New Zealand Legal History Conference will be presented in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. The seminar will be presented by Professor Philip Girard...

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Mark Woods named 2012 Law Council of Australia President's Medal Recipient

Victorian lawyer Mr Mark Woods has been announced as the 2012 recipient of the Law Council of Australia President’s Medal. The President’s Medal is an annual award that recognises an...

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Aldridge SC appointed to the Family Court

Murray Aldridge SC, of Frederick Jordan Chambers, is one of three new appointees to the Family Court of Australia, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced today. “All three appointees bring rich...

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Supreme Court Rules and UCPR

At meetings of the Supreme Court Rules Committee and of the Uniform Rules Committee on 3 December 2012 the following amendments were made to the Supreme Court Rules and the Uniform Civil Procedure...

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