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Inbrief

Women's networking event

Members are invited to a women's networking event, hosted by the NSW Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee and co-sponsored by the Women Barristers Forum. Speakers include the Hon Justice Julie Ward,...

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Funding for legal assistance increased - but not by much

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by�Attorney-General Nicola Roxon�to boost funding for legal assistance services nationwide. Learn more>

31 August 2012

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Position vacant: solicitor-general of Nauru

The Government of the Republic of Nauru is looking to employ a suitably-experienced lawyer to perform the function as solicitor-general. Applications close on 14 September 2012. Learn more>

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Mediation accreditation: today is the deadline for applications

Expressions of interest are sought, by 5.00pm today,�from members of the bar wishing to become accredited or re-accredited as a mediator under the National Mediation Standards as well as those...

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Revised probate filing fee structure effective from 1 September 2012

On 1 September 2012, the existing regulation governing filing fees in the Supreme Court, the Civil Procedure Regulation 2005, will be repealed in accordance with section 10(2) of the Subordinate...

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Bar Council business for 9 August 2012

Bar Council met on�9 August�2012 in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council business. Bar...

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Bar Association of QLD Mediators Conference, Gold Coast, 27-28 October 2012

The Bar Association of Queensland invites members of the NSW Bar to attend the Mediators Conference on 27-28 October 2012. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast Resort.

For...

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Australian Academy of Law inaugural Patron's Address

Mark the date in the diary:** 5.30 pm, 30 October, Federal Court’s No 1 Courtroom, Level 21, Law Courts Building. **The�Australian Academy of Law�will be holding the inaugural...

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Tonight: Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers

Tonight, Thursday**** 30 August, at 5.15pm K. C. Ramrakha will be presenting a paper on "Overcoming cultural and language barriers in court proceedings with non-English speakers". The seminar has...

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Evening Briefing Over Wine

The Technology Dispute Centre invites members to attend a roundtable discussion and drinks on 6 September, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm while the host, Steve White leads a conversation about...

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Health and wellbeing survey of Australian lawyers

The University of New South Wales Law School is conducting a study of the Australian legal profession. The Australian Research Council funded project hopes to learn about the working conditions, work...

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Yoga hiatus

The lunchtime yoga class will not occur this week, but will return next week, 6 September 2012. Lunchtime yoga continues to attract attention at 1pm on Thursdays in the Common Room. 28 August 2012

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2012 Human Rights Law Award

Nominations are open�until 15 September for the�2012 Human Rights Law Award. For details of each award category, and to make a nomination,�visit the Human Rights Commission web site... Read more >

Boulten SC on air over the defence of provocation

Phillip Boulten SC was a guest yesterday on the Richard Glover Show on ABC Radio 702, concerning the defence of provocation. A copy of the transcript is held in the Bar Library.

28 August 2012

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Upcoming events presented by the University of Sydney Law School (ADVERTISEMENT)

Professor James Crawford, University of Cambridge, "State immunity, war crimes and human rights", 27 September�from 6-7.30pm (registration and refreshments from 5.30pm), No.1 Court, Federal...

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Tonight: A guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Tonight at 5.15 PM in the Bar Association Common Room, The Hon Francis Marks, former Judge of the Industrial Court of NSW, will present the first of a two part seminar series entitled "A guide to the...

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2012 National Mediation Conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

Interested in Mediation?� Join us at the 2012 National Mediation Conference,� 11-13 September 2012, in Sydney. Hear�Maurice Edwards give a�timely update on initiatives in the...

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EPLA 2012 Conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Environment & Planning Law Association Annual Conference�Conference will be held on 18-20 October 2012�at Shoal Bay Resort & Spa.�For more information about the program, or to...

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Reminder: position vacant

Attorney-General�Greg Smith SC MP is seeking applications from, or nominations of, persons qualified for appointment as a magistrate under the Local Court Act 2007 on a full-time or part-time...

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Common Law Practice Update 4

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 4, with case notes on sections 62, 63 and 94 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act, as well as medical negligence.

27 August...

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Tonight: Open Forum on the Bar Association's Strategic Plan

Members are invited to attend an open forum to discuss the revised strategic plan.� It will be held in the Bar Association Common Room tonight, 12 September 2012, from 5:00pm.�The Strategic...

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This Week in CPD

Tomorrow, Tuesday 28 August, the first of a two part seminar series entitled "A guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011" will be presented by The Hon Francis Marks, former Judge of the...

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Common Law Practice Update 3

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 3, with case notes on contributory negligence, medical negligence, duty of care to subcontractor's employees,�occupier's...

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Bar Council business for 26 July 2012

Bar Council met on�26 July 2012 in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council business. Bar Council...

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Tonight: New Australian Emissions Trading Law

Tonight,****** 23 August**, Murray Wilcox AO QC and Michael Rennie will present a seminar on the new Australian Emissions Trading Law which follows the release of their recently published book with...

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