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Law Council welcomes proposed changes to draft Anti-Discrimination Bill

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by Commonwealth Attorney–General Nicola Roxon regarding alternative drafting for a provision of the exposure draft of Human Rights and...

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NSW Bar FC now recruiting for 2013 season

NSW Bar FC is open to barristers, members of the judiciary, clerks and employees of the Bar Association regardless of level of ability or fitness but who are united in a passion for the World Game...

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National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference

The National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference will be held in Melbourne on 21–22 March 2013. The event is jointly hosted by the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria and...

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It's an honour: members recognised in the Australia Day Honours

The following members of the Bar Association were recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours:

The Hon Justice James Allsop AO (Officer in the General Division) - for distinguished service 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: CUR24 v Director of Public Prosecutions [2012] NSWCA 65 Lavorato v The Queen [2012] NSWCCA 61 Miljus v Watpow Constructions...

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Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barrister Panel for Complex Criminal Law Matters

The Legal Aid NSW Specialist Barrister Panel (Complex Criminal Law) will reopen for applications from 4 February 2013 and close on 4 March 2013. Information about the Panel is available on the...

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Mahla Pearlman Environment and Planning Law Oration 2013

The Mahla Pearlman Environment and Planning Law Oration 2013 will be held on Thursday 14 March 2013, at 5pm in the Dixson Room, State Library of NSW. The Hon Paul Stein AM QC will be delivering the...

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LTCS E-News Issue 73

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 73 is now available and includes information concerning the LTCS training and workshop calendar, Care Needs Training...

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New Motor Accidents Authority Medical Assessor Guidance Note No 11

A new Guidance Note No 11 has been released by the Motor Accidents Authority concerning spinal impairment and the assessment of compression fracture(s) and is available for use by Medical Assessors...

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Seminar on the right to silence 11 February 2013, 5.15pm

On Monday 11 February, the Association is hosting a joint seminar with the Sydney Institute of Criminology on proposed changes to the right to silence in NSW. The NSW Government has foreshadowed...

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2013 Presentation Power Workshop Series

The Bar Association's Professional Development Department is pleased to announce the 2013 Presentation Power series of seminars. Presented by Open Door Productions the ‘Presentation Power’...

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Public Defenders Criminal Law Conference 2013

The Public Defenders’ annual criminal law conference for 2013 will be held on the weekend of 16 and 17 March 2013, at Taronga Centre Harbourview Ballroom and Terrace at Taronga Zoo. For more...

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Swearing in ceremony for the Hon Justice James Allsop as Chief Justice of the Federal Court

The Hon Justice James Allsop will be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Federal Court at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court of the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday 4 March 2013.The ceremonial...

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Law Council Family Law Section Family Law Intensive Series - 9 February 2013

The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia is holding a one day family law intensive session at the Sheraton On The Park on Saturday 9 February. View the registration and other details.


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Common Law Practice Update 15

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 15, with a case note on section 26B of the Civil Liability Act 2002. Learn more

14 January 2013

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Law Council welcomes formal establishment of Royal Commission

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement regarding the appointment of Commissioners and the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Institutional...

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Parramatta service to mark the opening of Law Term - 1 February 2013

All members are invited to attend an Inter-Church Law Service to mark the commencement of the 2013 Law Term to be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Cnr Marist Place and Victoria Road, Parramatta...

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Government announces formal establishment of the royal commission on child abuse

The Australian Government has appointed a six-member Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, to be led by the Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM. The royal commission is to...

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Wills Register has expired

The Wills Register has been removed from the website of the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages and will be closed in late 2013. Searches relating to wills already listed on the register will not...

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Case management of civil proceedings in the Local Court

Amendments to Local Court Practice Note Civ1, Case Management of Civil Proceedings in the Local Court, commenced on 7 January 2013. An electronic copy of the amended practice note is available here.... Read more >

Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the International Law Association (Australian Branch) call for applications for the 2013 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.** Applications...

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15 Bobber His Hon Judge C Craigie SC

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of his Honour Judge Chris Craigie SC to the District Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 8 February 2013. Speaking for His Honour will be...

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LCA president outlines agenda for 2013

The new Law Council of Australia president, Joseph Catanzariti, has today outlined his vision for 2013. Mr Catanzariti identified five key priorities for the Law Council, including access to justice,...

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Celebrate the life of George Ikners (1950-2012)

George Ikners, barrister, died on Christmas Day 2012. A celebration of George's life will be held at Centennial Parklands Dining, Centennial Park, on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 between 11.00am and...

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