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Fishing for a good time starts with throwing in your line!


The Health, Sport and Recreation Committee is calling for expressions of interest in relation to the proposed establishment of a NSW Bar Association Fishing Club. The purpose of the...

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Women Lawyers Association function - Celebrating Women in the Judiciary

The Women Lawyers’ Association of New South Wales invite you to join them and distinguished guests for their biennial signature event “Celebrating Women in the Judiciary” to be held at...

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Reminder: silk applications close tomorrow

President Bernard Coles QC invites applications for appointment as senior counsel for 2012. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm tomorrow, 27 July 2012. The principles governing selection and...

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NSWLRC calls for submissions on sentencing procedure

The NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) has released for public comment the second group of question papers relating to the review of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). Further information...

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Expressions of interest in new chambers

Final expressions of interest are sought for new chambers (yet to be named) in the Colonial Centre, 52 Martin Place (above Channel Seven) by cob Friday, 6 July 2012. Heads of Agreement are about to...

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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: Blackwell v The Queen [2011] NSWCCA 93 Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd v McGrath [2011] NSWCA 153 Hunt v The Queen [2011]...

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Biennial increase in High Court and Federal Court fees

The biennial increases to fees in the Federal Court and the Hight Court have been gazetted and�will take effect from 1 July 2012.

27 June 2012

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Workers Compensation Costs

As many members would be aware, the Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 which passed the New South Wales Parliament last week included an amendment moved by the Christian Democrats...

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Tonight: Consolidating Wealth

Tonight, Tuesday 26 June, there will be a CPD seminar on [Pre 30 June Financial Planning][1]: [Consolidating Wealth][2]. This seminar is the third of three sessions structured around a pre 30 June...

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Bar Book Club meets on 31 July

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be on Tuesday, 31 July 2012. The book is Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,...

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Parliamentary report into federal judicial complaints

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has tabled the report of its inquiry into the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill...

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15 Bobber – The Hon Justice S Campbell

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon Justice Stephen Campbell to the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 10 August 2012. Speaking for the Hon Justice S Campbell...

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Increased allowances for jurors

The Jury Amendment (Attendance and Refreshment Allowances) Regulation 2012�has been�published on the NSW�Legislation web site and commences on 1 July 2012.�The object is to...

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Standard non-parole periods feature on ABC News

The chair of the Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee, Stephen Odgers SC, was interviewed on ABC-TV yesterday, as part of a story on standard non-parole periods and�the Law Reform...

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Increased fees in criminal proceedings

The Criminal Procedure Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2012 will commence on 1 July 2012. The object of this Regulation is to increase certain fees payable in relation to criminal proceedings. Learn more...

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Vale Timothy James Clarke (1946-2012)

Timothy Clarke, of Blackstone Chambers, died yesterday afternoon. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

25 June 2012

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Workers Compensation Costs Amendment - Professional Obligations

As advised earlier today in In-Brief, the Government's workers compensation legislation has passed both Houses of Parliament.

Members currently holding briefs relating to outstanding workers...

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Workers Compensation legislation passes both Houses of Parliament

The Government's Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and _Safety, Return to Work and Support Board Bill 2012 _passed both Houses of New South Wales Parliament last night, with...

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Reminder - comments on the Draft Bar Association Strategic Plan close today

The comments of members of the Bar Association are sought on the draft Strategic Plan. Members should feel free to contact Committee members direct or comments should be sent to June Anderson,...

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Military Court legislation introduced in the House of Representatives

The Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 was introduced into the House of Representatives today, and has been read a second time. View the...

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2012 Justice Awards: nominations close on 29 June

Nominations for the 2012 Justice Awards close on 29 June 2012. The Bar Association sponsors the Law and Justice Volunteer award, which is presented to an individual or group who, in a voluntary...

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Bar FC draws with Ausgrid

NSW Bar FC has fought a�nil all draw against Ausgrid, currently placed second on the leader-board,�thus keeping�their hopes of a semi-finals berth alive.

In (Captain) John...

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Coming up: 2012 ADR Workshop

The 2012 ADR Workshop will be held on Saturday, 4 August 2012 between 9.00am – 5.00pm at the Heritage Ballroom, Westin Hotel, No.1 Martin Place. Full attendance at the conference will accrue 7...

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AAT application fees

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has increased standard application fees payable under regulation 19(1) and 19AA of the _Administrative Appeals Tribunal Regulations 1976,�_effective 1 July...

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