New South Wales Bar Association







Swearing-in ceremony for Mahony SC

Phillip Mahony SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the District Court of NSW at a ceremonial sitting�on Monday, 19 March at 9.30 am in Court 21A John Maddison Tower.�


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CPD in March

Please note the following seminars to be held in March. Further details can be obtained through the NSW Bar Assosciation website or by following the links attached.�

Tuesday, 13 March: Judicial...

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Call for Additional Volunteers, BPC Advocacy Coaches

The NSW Bar Association’s Professional Development Department is seeking experienced members of the Bar to assist with advocacy coaching during the upcoming Bar Practice Courses (May and October...

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Volunteering for the Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library has allocated one Saturday every second month to Clayton Utz and the NSW Bar to attend the storage unit at Kennard's Storage in Brookvale.� A combination of...

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Review of court support for victims

Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced an independent review of all NSW court support services for victims of crime. The review will go out to tender and be completed by the end of year....

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Bar Library Academy Awards Competition Winners

And the winner AGAIN is Mr Barrie Anthony, the NSW Bar Association’s esteemed Certification Officer and movie connoisseur with a score of 16. He was closely followed by Justin Hewitt of 8...

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Agreed outcomes from Bar Council Strategy Day

The Bar Council held an all-day meeting in the Common Room on Saturday, 4 February. Topics discussed included services for members, the Bar Association’s role in public debate on issues...

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This Week: Personal Injury Conference

The NSW Bar Association's annual Personal Injury conference will be held this in Sydney this coming Saturday, 3 March.

Please download the full program for further details. To register, please...

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Examination Power Seminars

Places are still available for the Examination Power workshops run by Open Door Productions. Registrations close this Friday, 2 March. For further details, please download a brochure. Registration...

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Appointments to note

The�Hon David Henry Lloyd QC�has been appointed as an acting judge�of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales for the period commencing on 5 March 2012 and expiring on 4 May...

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Opportunities wanted for Indigenous law students

Do you need some clerical, administrative or research assistance to run your practice? If the answer is yes - why not employ an Indigenous law student for a day a week? The Indigenous Barristers...

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Web watch: NSW Courts and Tribunal Services

NSW Courts and Tribunal Services have launched a new website, The new website will help court users resolve enquires more efficiently, without the need to attend a...

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AACL 2012 seminar program begins today

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites members to attend a�seminar on The High Cost of Judges: Reconsidering Judicial Pensions and Retirement in an Ageing Population, to be...

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Appointments in the Local Court

Peter Feather and Robert Stone will be sworn in as magistrates�at a ceremonial sitting of the Local Court on Monday, 26 March 2012 at 9.00am in Courtoom 5.2. Jane Needham SC will speak on behalf...

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Renovation of Liverpool Courthouse

NSW Attorney General Greg Smith SC today awarded the contract for the $6.5 million expansion of Liverpool Courthouse. Renovations�will include the construction of an additional courtroom and new...

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Bar Book Club meeting


The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Tuesday, 27 March at 6pm in the library. Wine and cheese will be served. The next book is Old Filth by Jane Gardam. For those who have...

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Dinner to mark the retirement of her Honour Judge Margaret Sidis

The Newcastle Bar Association and�the Newcastle Law Society will host a dinner on** Friday, 23 March�2012**�to mark the retirement of her Honour Judge Margaret Sidis. The dinner will...

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Australian Women Lawyers 4th National Conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Australian Women Lawyers 4th National Conference will be held on 10-12 August 2012 at University House, ANU. The Hon Diana Bryant, chief justice of the�Family Court of Australia is opening...

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Naming, shaming, but no renaming

The New South Wales Government has announced it will introduce legislation in parliament this week to prevent prisoners from applying to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for a new name....

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CPD Intensives - Dates for your Diary

A number of CPD Seminars are being arranged for the month of March to assist Barristers in obtaining their required annual CPD points. Please note for your diaries the following seminars:


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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences

The New South Wales Bar Association are holding the annual regional conferences in February and March 2012, to assist members in meeting their CPD requirement. Conferences run from 8.00am to 6.20pm...

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Bar Association opposes organised crime bills

The Bar Association has written to Attorney General Greg Smith SC,� strongly opposing the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Bill 2012 and the Crimes Amendment (Consorting and Organised...

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Federal Court issues new practice note

The chief justice of the Federal Court has issued Practice Note CM 21 – _Title of proceedings for relief under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) or section 5 Administrative Decisions...

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Judges wanted for UTS Senior Witness Examination Competition

The UTS Law Students’ Society will run the LSS Senior Witness Examination Competition in the coming weeks, and they are looking for legal practitioners who would be willing to volunteer as...

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

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR:

D’Anastasi v Environment, Climate Change & Water NSW [2011] NSWCA 374 Re Tracey [2011] NSWCA 43 Bale and Anor v Mills...

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