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Inbrief

NCAT Project Update

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will begin operations on 1 January 2014. A Corporate Services Coordinating Committee is working on the integration of corporate service functions of...

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Wanted: costs assessors

The chief justice of NSW, the Hon TF Bathurst, is seeking applications from legal practitioners of at least five years post admission experience to be appointed as costs assessors under the Legal...

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Appointment to the Supreme Court of Queensland

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has announced the appointment of David Thomas as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland. He will replace Justice Henry Fryberg, who will...

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Black holes and legal issues

The responses to a pre-election questionnaire issued by the Law Council of Australia indicate that both the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Coalition lack commitment to dealing with the key...

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Funeral arrangements for Donna Spears

Yesterday's In Brief published a notice regarding funeral arrangements for Donna Spears. The phone number given was incorrect. For information about the wake, contact Glenn Phillips on 0412 111 987....

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Learned Friends Conference in Hawaii (ADVERTISEMENT)

Learned Friends Professional Education is holding a conference in Hawaii from 3 - 12 January 2014. Speakers include The Hon Justice Hoeben Chief Judge at Common Law, Supreme Court of New South Wales,...

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Web watch: law blogs

Blogs are an increasingly popular way for epistemic communities to communicate and the law is no exception. Amicae Curiae has compiled a list of Australian law blogs (or Oz Blawgs), although it is...

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General meeting - Incorporation of barristers' practices - Electronic proxies

It has come to the Bar Association’s notice that a website has been established which seeks proxies in favour of the motion to be moved at the General Meeting on 17 September.

This website...

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LTCS E-News Issue 75

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 75 is now available and includes information concerning training for for Paediatric Care and Needs Scale (PCANS-2),...

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Vale Donna Teresa Spears (1963-2013)

Dr Donna Spears, a former barrister and member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong, died on Tuesday night after a long illness. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, 4 September 2013...

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AIJA call for conference papers

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration has issued a call for papers for its conference on 15-17 April 2014. The conference is titled "Assisting Unrepresented Litigants - A Challenge...

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CSOs reduce reoffending

The New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has published in their Crime and Justice Bulletin the findings of a report, which shows that requiring offenders to perform community work...

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Common Law Practice Update 35

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 35 which features a case note on sections 5B, 5F and 5G of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), as well as liability of councils...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Wigney SC on Monday

Michael Wigney SC will be sworn in as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, on Monday, 9 September 2013 at 9.30am in Court 1, Level 21, Queens Square. Phillip Boulten SC will speak on behalf of...

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BOCSAR Report on Community Service Orders and Bonds

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has today released the report "Community Service Orders and Bonds: A comparison of reoffending". One of the Bureau's key findings is that requiring...

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International Commercial Arbitration Diploma, Kuala Lumpur, November 2013 (ADVERTISEMENT)

The Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration will be held in Kuala Lumpur on** 9-17 November 2013. **Participants will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration,...

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 9

District Court Criminal Practice Note 9 will commence on 1 September 2013. Learn more here.

26 August 2013

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15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Stephen Robb

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Honourable Justice Stephen Robb to the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 18 October 2013. Speaking for his Honour will be John...

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15 Bobber for His Hon Judge Stephen Hanley SC

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of his Honour Judge Stephen Hanley SC to the District Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 11 October 2013. Speaking for his Honour will be...

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Support the Arts Law Centre of Australia

To support the work of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, Hearts for Arts Law invites you to a special screening of the acclaimed documentary, The Crossing, at 7pm on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at...

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Mediation accreditation and re-accreditation 2014-15: applications close today at 5.00pm

Expressions of interest are sought from members of the bar who hold a current practising certificate and have 5 years’ experience wishing to become an accredited mediator or be re-accredited as...

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LCA warns legal aid cuts creating an "injustice system"

Research conducted by the Law Council of Australia indicates thousands of Australian citizens could be the victims of major injustice due to their inability to access legal representation from Legal...

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Incorporation of barristers' practices (including advice from James Nolan)

As members would be aware, a General Meeting of the Bar will be held in the Common Room on Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 5.15pm. I have been notified that an amendment to the motion in the Notice of...

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CPD Tonight - Effective Mentoring: Structuring the tutor and reader relationship

Tonight's CPD seminar will be of particular relevance to barristers who currently have someone reading with them, or who wish to become tutors in the near future. The seminar will be presented by...

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Opposition disallows NSW Government regulation on judges pay

The Legislative Council has passed the NSW Opposition’s disallowance of the O’Farrell government’s regulation to reduce the 2.5 per cent remuneration cap for judges, the DPP, Crown...

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