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Inbrief

Funeral arrangements for the Hon Russell Walter Fox AC QC (1920 - 2013)

The Hon Russell Walter Fox AC QC, former chief judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT, died on 22 December 2013. A celebration of Mr Fox's life is to be held at St John's Anglican Church, St John's...

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Bar Association office hours

The office of the New South Wales Bar Association will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday at 4.00pm today. It will reopen on Monday, 6 January 2014 between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Normal office...

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NCAT News Update No.10

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will begin operations on** 1 January 2014.** The tenth edition of the NCAT newsletter is out now and features a report on the NCAT seminar presented...

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Two appointments to the Local Court

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has announced the appointments of deputy senior crown prosecutor Peter Barnett SC and DPP solicitor Kate Thompson as magistrates of the Local Court of NSW and as...

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Bar Council business for November

Bar Council met on 21 November 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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CPD in January to March 2014

To assist members in completing their CPD requirements before the 31 March cut-off date, a number of seminars and conferences have been organised.

Conferences will be held at:

North Coast, 22...

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Common Law Practice Update 46 - bumper Christmas edition

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 46, which features case notes on ss 34, 81 and 92 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW) and ss 3B, 5B and 45 of...

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Coming soon - Bar News Summer 2013-14

The Summer 2013-14 edition of _Bar News _is running a little late, but it's worth the wait. It includes feature articles on technology and a barrister's practice, an interview with Attorney General...

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The pink batts royal commission

The governor-general yesterday issued letters patent to appoint Mr Ian Hanger AM QC to lead the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program, which operated between February 2009 and February...

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Legalwise MCLE seminar program 2014 (ADVERTISEMENT)

The March 2014 Legalwise CPD program is now released – don’t miss out on the early bird registration discounts. Register and pay by 24 December 2014 and save $100 off every seminar PLUS...

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Mentoring Program 2014

In 2014 the Bar Association, in conjunction with McCarthy Mentoring, will be offering junior members of the bar the opportunity to receive guidance and support from leaders in the profession. For...

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Call for papers: World Indigenous Legal Conference 2014

The World Indigenous Legal Conference 2014 will be hosted by the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland, from 23-27 June 2014, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia....

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New Barristers Rules take effect on 6 January 2014

A new version of the New South Wales Barristers’ Rules was Gazetted on Friday, 6 December replaces the version gazetted on 8 July 2011. It mirrors the amendments made to the uniform national...

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NSW Custody Statistics

The NSW prison population is rising rapidly, according to a new report released today by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. The NSW prison population increased by an additional 508...

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As the court tweets

The Supreme Court of NSW has opened a Twitter account (@NSWSupCt) with a tweet from Chief Justice Tom Bathurst: "The Supreme Court has succumbed to the Twittersphere. Looking forward to sharing our...

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NSW AG announces appointment of new state coroner

Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced the appointment of Magistrate Michael Barnes as the state coroner of NSW. Before his appointment to the Local Court, Magistrate Barnes served as the...

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Legal Aid News for December 2013

The December 2013 edition of Legal Aid News is now available on the Legal Aid NSW website and features articles on working with culturally diverse communities, family mediation celebrates 20 years,...

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Personal Injury Common Law Conference, March 2014

The 2014 Personal Injury / Common Law Conference will be held on Saturday, 15 March 2014. The program includes the Hon Justice Peter Garling; Paul Menzies QC, Dr Andrew Morrison RFD SC; Mark Robinson...

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Yoga Christmas break

The last yoga session of 2014 will be held on the morning of Tuesday, 17 December 2013. There will be no yoga next Tuesday lunchtime due to the UNSW pre-law open day being held in the Bar Common...

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NSWLRC review of parole in NSW

The NSW Law Reform Commission is conducting a review of the parole system in NSW. The commission has published Question Paper 6, which examines the role of the Children’s Court as a parole...

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Bar Council business for October-November

Bar Council met on 24 October and 19 November 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....

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ABA welcomes national legal profession accord

The president of the Australian Bar Association, Michael Colbran QC, has welcomed Friday's announcement of a national Legal Profession Uniform Framework by the NSW and Victorian governments. View the...

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Gazettal of amended New South Wales Barristers Rules.

A new, amended version of the New South Wales Barristers’ Rules were published in the NSW Government Gazette No. 168 at page 5703. They replace the version gazetted on 8 July 2011 and reflect...

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