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Inbrief

Self Tort into band competition finals

Brian Ralston of Latham Chambers has entered his band, Self Tort, in 702ABC's "Exhumed": the competition "for the never-weres". Yesterday Brian's band was announced as one of five Sydney finalists....

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New exhibition by Tamara Dean

Tamara Dean, who judged the Indigenous Barristers Trust Photo competition, is proud to announce her forthcoming exhibition at Olsen Irwin Gallery on 7-25 August 2013. 'The Edge', her new body of work...

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Lionel Murphy legal aid vision blurred by underfunding, says Law Council

Law Council of Australia president, Mr Michael Colbran QC, said Australian governments have failed to fulfill the ideals of the legal aid system envisioned at its commencement forty years ago.

"The...

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MAA releases actuarial advice

The Motor Accidents Authority has today released its actuarial advice on the government's Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Bill 2013, which it claims will lower the cost of green slips for...

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Web watch: Aboriginal Legal Service YouTube channel

"The Story Project" traces the history of the first Aboriginal Legal Service in Australia. It is not one story, but many - told in the voices of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who worked...

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TONIGHT: Professor Christine Kaufmann, University of Zurich Law School

Tonight's seminar will be presented by Professor Christine Kaufmann from University of Zurich Law School. Professor Kaufmann leads the University of Zurich Competence Center for Human Rights (UZHR),...

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Seminar on Expert Determination Moved

PLEASE NOTE. The seminar on Expert Determination sceduled for this coming Thursday has been moved. Further details and a new date will be advertised as soon as confirmed.

**30 July 2013 **

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Lawyers Night at the Opera

Opera Australia invites members to its Lawyers Night at the Opera, for a performance of Tosca, on Wednesday, 28 August at 7.30pm at the Sydney Opera House. Members of the legal profession are invited...

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Upcoming 15 Bobbers: save the dates

Collegiality

15 Bobbers will be held for his Hon Judge Stephen Hanley SC on Friday, 11 October and for the Hon Justice Stephen Robb on Friday, 18 October. RSVP forms will be sent out through In...

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Law Council Review

The Law Council of Australia has just released the sixth edition of its quarterly publication Law Council Review, with stories on the politics of access to justice, practising law in rural, regional...

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Jane Needham SC wins Lawyers Weekly Law Awards

Jane Needham SC has won the Senior Barrister Award at the 2013 Lawyers Weekly Law Awards. According to LW, the senior vice-president "beat a strong field of finalists that included the redoubtable...

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2013 RP Meagher Lecture in Law, Arts and Letters

Members are invited to attend the second RP Meagher Lecture in Law, Arts and Letters, to be held on Thursday, 1 August 2013 at 5.45pm in the Banco Court. This year's lecture will be on 'Roman Law and...

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TONIGHT: Arbitration Intensive: Seminar 1 of 3

Tonight's seminar will be presented by John Wakefield, Malcolm Holmes QC, Alan Limbury, Peter Callaghan SC and Angela Bowne SC. The seminar, which will commence at 5pm in the Bar Association Common...

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Trivia Night to raise funds for Redfern youth

Philanthropy

Tribal Warrior, which organises the Clean Slate Without Prejudice program in conjunction with Redfern Police, will hold a trivia night on Goat Island on Friday, 16 August 2013 between...

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The National Mediator Accreditation System

Applications for accreditation and re-accreditation of mediators under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and for selection to the Bar Association’s list of Supreme Court...

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LCA calls on COAG to deal with Indigenous imprisonment rates

The Law Council and the Australian Bar Association met today in Darwin with representatives from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services to discuss the unacceptably high rate of...

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Further in CPD This Week

Tomorrow, Tuesd****ay, 30 July: Professor Christine Kaufmann, University of Zurich Law School. For full details, please click here.

Thursday, 1 August: Expert Determination Update. Seminar to be...

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Della Bosca to assist CTP steering committee

Following Wednesday's CTP Roundtable discussion, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services Andrew Constance today announced that John Della Bosca and John Walsh AM would assist a steering committee...

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Funding for legal assistance in federal matters

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC and Parliamentary Secretary Shayne Neumann have announced $4 million over four years for legal assistance and advice in federal civil law matters in areas such as:...

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Law Council expresses concerns over PNG Asylum Seeker Arrangement

The Law Council of Australia has expressed concern over the Australian Government’s recent announcement of a Regional Settlement Arrangement with Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The Arrangement...

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Media alert - CTP Roundtable

Fowllowing the Government's CTP roundtable held at Parliament House yesterday, President Phillip Boulten SC issued a media release overnight. The release focusses upon the admission made in the...

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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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Volunteers needed for the Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library needs volunteers from the NSW Bar to spend a couple of hours packing books for various hostels in New South Wales at the library’s storage unit at Kennard's...

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Annual Bar Football Challenge and Sports Law Conference

Wellbeing

The 6th Annual Bar Football Challenge (against teams from the bars of Victoria and Qld) and the 3rd Annual Sports Law Conference will be held in Sydney on 21 September 2013. The theme for...

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NSWLRC inquiry into parole

The NSW Law Reform Commission is conducting a review the parole system in NSW and has released a scoping paper to obtain views on the issues that require reform. The commission invites members of the...

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