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Inbrief

It's official: John McCarthy QC appointed ambassador to the Holy See

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Bob Carr have announced that John McCarthy QC will�replace the Hon Tim Fischer AC as�Australia's�ambassador to the Holy See. Mr...

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Practice direction on citation of authorities in England and Wales

The lord chief justice of England and Wales has issued a practice direction, which clarifies the citation of authorities and applies throughout the courts of England and Wales.

30 April 2012

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The Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers

The�Women Barristers Forum�and the�Women Lawyers Association of NSW will host their biannual�Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers�on Friday 18 May, between 1-2pm at...

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Retirement ceremony for the Hon Justice Garry Downes AM

The�Administrative Appeals Tribunal will hold a ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Garry Downes AM�on�Tuesday, 15 May at 9.30am in Courtroom 1, Level 21, Law...

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Last chance to see Vivid Sydney and support the Indigenous Barristers Trust

Time is running out if you want to join the trustees of the Mum Shirl Fund and their special guests�at a�celebration marking�20 years since the Hight Court's Mabo decision. Only a...

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RNSH permanent impairment training

Training in the assessment of permanent impairment will be conducted on the weekend of 30 June and 1 July 2012. This training is held at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards. If you would like to...

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Bar Book Club meets on 2 May

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Wednesday, 2 May at 6.00pm. The book is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita combines fable, fantasy, political...

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The Hon Justice Einstein to retire next week

After nearly 15 years on the Supreme Court Bench, the Hon Justice Clifford Einstein will retire�on Thursday, 3 May 2012. His Honour was admitted to the bar in 1973 and took silk in 1987.

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The 4th Annual Native Title Summit (ADVERTISEMENT)

The 4th Annual Native Title Summit, "Focused updates: Policy, legislation & crucial decisions", will be held on 11-12 July 2012 at the�Marriott Hotel Brisbane. The complications for stakeholders...

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Law Council announces 2012 Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship

The Law Council of Australia�yesterday announced three new recipients of the John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship: Peter Dawson, Melinda Mitchell and Danielle Davis. Law Council of...

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PC renewal update No.2 of 2012

All New South Wales barristers' practising certificates expire on 30 June 2012.� A new practising certificate has to have been ISSUED before a barrister may practise on and from 1 July 2012. All...

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WBF Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Women Barristers Forum will hold�its annual general meeting on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 at 5.00pm in the�12th Floor Chambers Conference Room, Level 3 Selborne Chambers, 174 Phillip Street....

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Law Week 2012

Attorney General Greg Smith and Law Society President Justin Dowd will officially open Law Week 2012 at the Martin Place Legal Expo on Monday, 14 May. This year, community legal expos will be held at...

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Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the editor, Bret Walker SC

The following case/s will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Smith v The Queen [2010] NSWCCA 325 Australian Co-operative Foods Ltd v SW & JD Reilly & Sons Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 148...

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TONIGHT: forum on the operation of SC Eq 11 - Disclosure in the Equity Division

The Supreme Court of NSW invites interested members of the legal profession to attend a forum on the operation of its�practice note concerning disclosure of documents in the Equity Division, to...

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Federalism a century after federation

The Australian Chapter of the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society invites members to an address by Solicitor General�Michael Sexton SC, to be held on�Thursday, 3 May 2012 at 7.30am for...

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NSW Government prepares for WorkCover campaign

Minister for Finance & Services Greg Pearce today released an issues paper on the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme and announced a parliamentary committee as the next steps in preparation for changes...

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Great wine offer for Bar Association members

Take advantage of great wine offers available through the ABA Member Benefits Program, including 2005 Mount Langi Ghiran "Cliff Edge" Shiraz or a 2009 Star Lane Shiraz. Get your order in early as...

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Toongabbie Legal Centre launching Outreach Legal Service in Blacktown

All practitioners are invited to participate with former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE, when he formally launches Toongabbie Legal Centre’s Outreach...

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Desperately seeking tenors

The Bar Choir is seeking tenors with some (but not necessarily�much) experience, together with at least a basic ability to read music. Expressions of interest should be sent to the Hon Justice...

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Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, has today announced seven new part-time appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. View the Attorney's media release.

19 April...

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Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

The Faculty of Law and the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney cordially invite�members of the bar�to�their upcoming thought leadership seminar:...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Griffiths SC

Dr John Griffiths SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia at ceremonial sitting on Monday, 23 April 2012 at 4.15pm in Court 1, Level 21, Law Courts Building, Queens Square....

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Papers to note: NSW Recorded Crime 2011

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released�its 2011�annual crime statistics report. Interestingly, although the�offence of "discharge firearm into premises" rose from...

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UNSW Postgrad Expo (ADVERTISEMENT)

Planning a career move or wanting to upgrade your qualifications? Postgraduate study in Law can help you achieve your career goals. UNSW Postgrad Expo will be held on the 26 April, 2012 from...

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