New South Wales Bar Association







CPD in November

Wednesday 7 November: Bilingual Courtroom - Ensuring effective interpreted communication. Presented by Professor Ludmila Stern. Please click here for further details.**

Tuesday 13 November:...

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Patent Law Professional Liaison Meeting, 18 October

The Patent Law Professional Liaison Meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 October at 4:30pm - 5:30pm and is open to practitioners interested in patent law.�Please RSVP to...

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Our submission on the right to silence


The New South Wales Bar Association has made its submission on the proposed amendments to the Evidence Act 1995 relating to the right to silence The association urges the government to...

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Constitutional & Administrative Law Section Dinner

The Constitutional & Administrative Law Section is hosting its popular annual dinner at the Hyde Park Barracks Cafe on Thursday 18 October 2012.� The guest speaker this year is the Hon Patrick...

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Gleeson SC appointed solicitor-general

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon today announced the appointment of Justin Gleeson SC as the acting solicitor-general of Australia.�Mr Gleeson will start a six-month term on 15 October 2012.


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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held�tomorrow, 23 October 2012 at 6pm. The book will be Skios: A Novel by Michael Frayn.�

**22�October�2012 **

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Evening briefing over wine

Join Philip Argy for�a conversation about "Duties in Electronic Evidence and Record Retention" on 11 October 2012, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on 11 October, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm�at the�...

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STEP address: Social investment - new horizons for impact (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by David Rickards, Managing Director of Social Enterprise Finance Australia on "Social Investment – new horizons...

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Yoga lunchtime hiatus

Tomorrow’s lunchtime yoga class will be the last yoga class until November as the Bar Practice Course will be taking place in the Common Room throughout October. Tuesday morning classes will...

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Retention of barristers at the NSW Bar

The Bar�Association recently produced two documents regarding the retention of barristers at the NSW Bar.� These were compiled based on the following records:

1.�Those who undertook...

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Workers' legal costs still in limbo

The New South Wales Government has announced that it will be commencing the current workers compensation costs provisions on 1 October, and�establish a free legal assistance service for workers...

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Nomination forms for election of the 2013 Bar Council

Members are reminded that nominations for the 2012 Bar Council must be received by the Returning Officer by 4.00pm on Monday 15 October 2012. Nomination forms have been posted to all members.�...

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Toongabbie Legal Centre fundraising dinner


Chief Justice Robert French AC will be the chief guest at the Toongabbie Legal Centre’s fifth annual fundraising dinner. All practitioners are invited with friends and families to...

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Law Council announces the winners of 2012 Australian Young Lawyer of theYear Awards

The Law Council of Australia has announced the winners of its annual Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award.�The individual category was won by Senior Legal Counsel for the RSPCA South...

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Law Council calls for bipartisan commitment to constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the Commonwealth Government's decision to introduce an Act of Recognition to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but has also said...

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Information on CPD - Changes in technology

On 23 August 2012 the�Bar Council approved a new Continuing Professional Development Policy.� The previous policy had been in place for some time and no longer reflected current practice,...

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Attorney General announces legislation aimed at violent offenders

The Attorney General, the Hon Greg Smith SC MP, has announced that the Government will introduce legislation which will allow the Government to apply to the Supreme Court to oppose the release of a...

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Junior drinks - tonight, 6.15pm

Tonight is the third 'Junior Drinks', a monthly social function organised by the New Barristers' Committee to provide new and junior barristers with a casual opportunity to catch up and socialise....

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Bar Knit Group meets next week


The next meeting of the Bar Knit Group will be held at the Bar Library on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 6.00pm. Please bring your current projects or you can knit squares, beanies or...

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Appointment to the District Court of NSW

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has announced the�appointment of�Chris Craigie SC as a judge of the District Court of NSW. Mr Craigie will be sworn-in at a ceremonial sitting on 15 October...

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Reminder: ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of Campbell JA

The Honourable Justice J C Campbell will retire as a judge of appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales next week. A formal ceremony to mark this occasion will be held tomorrow in Banco Court,...

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Appointment to note; District Court of NSW

Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced the appointment of�Sarah Huggett, crown prosecutor, as a judge of the District Court of NSW. Ms Huggett will be sworn in on 15 October 2012. Learn...

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Notice of upcoming election for the 2013 Bar Council

Members are advised that nominations for the election of the 2013 Bar Council open on Friday 21 September and close at 4pm on Monday 15 October. View the preliminary notice which sets out the...

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eServices Information Sessions

The Federal Court is running a series of eServices information sessions, open to practitioners and users of the court’s services. The Online Services Demonstration will be held on Wednesday, 26...

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