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Inbrief

ALRC to conduct copyright review

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has released for public comment the draft terms of reference for an Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the operation of copyright exceptions in the...

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Flu shots and health testing today

The Health, Sport & Recreation Committee has organised for members to receive flu shots and get their cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tested between 3.00 and 6.00 pm today, 27 April 2012 in...

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Future directions for juvenile justice in NSW

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, and the Crime Prevention Division of the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice, invite�members to attend a seminar to discuss future...

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Military Law Centre opens at Victoria Barracks

The parliamentary secretary for defence, Dr Mike Kelly, today officially opened the Australian Defence Force Military Law Centre at�Victoria Barracks, Paddington. Learn more >

29 March 2012

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Correction regarding appointment of McCarthy QC

In Brief has just published a report to the effect that John McCarthy QC has been appointed ambassador to the Vatican. This is incorrect. Contrary to media speculation, there has been no official...

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McCarthy QC appointed ambassador to the Vatican

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced the appointment of John McCarthy QC as Australia's next ambassador to the Vatican.� He will�replace former deputy prime minister, Tim Fischer, who...

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Tonight: Risk Management

Tonight's seminar will be presented by Ronwyn North from Streeton Consulting and chaired by Ian Temby AO QC. It seeks to enhance your understanding of the nature, trends and causes of professional...

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Tonight: Concurrent Evidence

Tonight's session will seek to examine the current system of concurrent expert evidence in the Supreme Court of NSW and explore practical issues that arise in relation to the operation of Supreme...

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Book launch: Roddy's Folly

The Sydney Law School is pleased to invite�members to a book launch and cocktail reception on Monday, 23�April�2012 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm to celebrate the contribution of the Late R P...

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Early bird registration for the 12th DRBF International Annual Conference, Sydney

The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) and its Australasian Chapter, the Dispute Resolution Board Australasia (DRBA) invite members�to attend�the 12th DRBF International Annual...

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For the diary: the next Bench and Bar lunch

The next Bench and Bar lunch will be held on** Tuesday, 17 July** at Hyde Park Barracks. The cost will be $25 per person. The menu will be announced closer to the date.

21�June�2012

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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: _ Sahab Holdings Pty Ltd v Registrar-General (No 2)_ [2012] NSWCA 42

For further information, please contact the Council of...

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2012-2013 committee membership

The president annually reviews the need for the Bar�Association’s various committees, the role of those committees and their membership.�Members can�apply online...

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Genuine steps under the Civil Dispute Resolution Act

The ADR Committee has brought to In Brief's attention�a judgment of the Federal Court,�involving the interpretation of the new Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth), in particular...

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The Rule in Hastings-Bass (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by Michael Young TEP FCCA, Chairman of STEP Worldwide on "The Rule in Hastings-Bass". The discussion will take place...

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Bar Knit Group meets on 28 March

Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Bar Knit Group will be held at the Bar Library on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 at 6.00pm. Please bring your current projects or come prepared to knit squares or beanies...

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Tonight: The Secret Life of Documents

Tonight's seminar will be presented by Paul Westwood OAM, Managing Director of the FDS Group. The session will seek to cover the scope of the field of forensic document examination, how to recognise...

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Wednesday and Thursday in CPD

Wednesday 28 March, Concurrent Evidence: Wednesday's session will seek to examine the current system of concurrent expert evidence in the Supreme Court of NSW and explore practical issues that arise...

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AIAL Tribunal Reform Symposium - This Friday

As you may be aware, last week the NSW Parliament’s Law & Justice Committee released its report into Opportunities for Tribunal Consolidation. A copy of the report is available at the following...

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Bar Council Business for 8 March 2012

Bar Council held a meeting on Thursday 8 March 2012 in the Boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association at 4.30 pm. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar...

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Position Vacant: Part-time members Guardianship Tribunal

The Honourable Greg Smith SC MP, Attorney General, is seeking expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as part-time members of the Guardianship Tribunal (“the...

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Further changes in arrangements in the Equity Division

The Supreme Court has announced further changes to the list judges appointed to the Equity Division's Corporations List, the Commercial List and the Technology & Construction List. Learn more >

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New Equity Division practice note concerning disclosure of documents

Today, the Honourable TF Bathurst, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, issued a new practice note making significant changes to the disclosure of documents in litigation conducted...

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Amended forms under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules

The Uniform Rules Committee�has approved amendments to the following forms: Form 40 - Affidavit; Form 41 - Affidavit of Service; Form 26A - Subpoena to Produce; Form 27A - Subpoena to give...

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Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barrister Panel for Criminal Appellate Matters

Legal Aid NSW plans to open the Specialist Barrister Panel (Criminal Appellate matters) from 9� April 2012 to 18 May 2012.�Information about the Legal Aid NSW specialist barrister panel is...

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