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Inbrief

Tonight: Seminar for Arbitrator Accreditation

A series of three arbitration workshops are being held at the Bar Association during July and August. The workshops offer members with 7 years’ experience as legal practitioners and a current...

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Appointment of crown prosecutor

Christopher Michael Todd has been appointed as a crown prosecutor for the period commencing on 1 July 2013 and expiring on 30 June 2020

28 June 2013

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This week in CPD

Monday, 19 August: Practical Mediation Intensive: Practical Mediation. Seminar to be presented by Jeremy Gormly SC, Robert Angyal SC & Max Kimber SC. For full details, please click here.

Wednesday,...

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Applications for appointment as senior counsel

President Phillip Boulten SC invites applications for appointment as senior counsel for 2013. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm tomorrow Friday, 26 July 2013. The principles governing selection...

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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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Biographical links to life members of the NSW Bar Association

The Life Member page of the Bar Association’s website now provides links to biographical details of those members. Simply go to the Life Member page of the website and click on the person’s...

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Portrait of the Hon Keith Mason AC QC

The Bar Association has commissioned a portrait of The Hon Keith Mason AC QC to be donated to the New South Wales Court of Appeal for display in the area of the President’s Court. Keith Mason AC...

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Inner City Legal Centre seeks your support

In 2012 the Inner City Legal Centre launched the ICLC Foundation Charitable Trust. Since then, the foundation has provided funding to support the Inner City Legal Centre to deliver of legal services...

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6th Women Lawyers Achievement Awards

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW (WLANSW) will host its 6th Women Lawyers Achievement Awards at a Gala Presentation Dinner, Dockside Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour on Friday, 25 October 2013....

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Common Law Practice Update 33

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 33 with case notes on intentional infliction of harm, duty of care in workplace injuries and section 63 of the Motor Accidents...

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Common Law Practice Update 32

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 32, with case notes on school bullying, evidence, relatives' duty of care and section 5D of the Civil Liability Act 2002.

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Seminar on emerging trends in alcohol and drug research

On Wednesday, 24 July 2013 Professor Michael Farrell, director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), will discuss emerging trends in alcohol and drug research. The seminar will...

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TONIGHT: Professor Harold Hongju Koh

On Thursday, 11 July 2013, at 5.15pm, Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and former advisor to the Obama administration, will present a seminar on...

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Retirement of the Hon Justice David Collier

On 23 July 2013 the Hon Justice David Collier will retire as a judge of the Family Court. To mark this occasion, a ceremony will be held at the Commonwealth Law Courts Building, L3 1-3 George Street,...

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Appointment to the District Court

Stephen Scott Hanley SC has been appointed as a judge of the District Court of New South Wales, effective 15 July 2013. Members will be advised of the swearing-in details as soon as they are known.

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Historic NSW Law Report Series now available for free access on AustLII

AustLII has announced the addition of two new databases:Law Reports (New South Wales) 1880-1900; and State Reports (New South Wales) 1901-1950. These databases add another 6,000 cases to AustLII, and...

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The Right to Silence: How it Operates in England and Wales

On **Thursday, 4 July 2013 at 5pm to 6.30pm **English barrister Colin Wells will explain how legal practitioners in England and Wales operate in the context of the curtailed right to silence....

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Cuts to Local Court will affect our quality of justice

Sweeping cuts to the budget of the Local Court of NSW by the NSW Government will increase court delays and reduce access to justice, according to the president of the New South Wales Bar Association,...

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Options for justice reinvestment

What are the economic and social costs of imprisonment and recidivism? How can governments halt the increasing incarceration rate in Australia? What if it was possible to curb spending on corrections...

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Junior Drinks

['Junior Drinks'][1] is 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. Before you head...

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TONIGHT: Firearms: Legislation, practical tips and how not to shoot yourself in the foot!

This seminar will be presented by Michael Ainsworth and chaired by Peter McGrath. The session will cover recent sentencing pertaining to gun crime, ballistics and practical tips in relation to cross...

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TONIGHT: Federal Judicial Review - where to from here?

Tonight's seminar is entitled _**Federal Judicial Review – where to from here? Analysis of the Administrative Review Council's 2012 recommendations and other prospects for change. **_The seminar...

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NSW Government defers controversial motor accidents injuries bill

The NSW Government has confirmed that the Motor Accidents Injuries Amendment Bill 2013 has been deferred until August 2013. The acting minister for finance, Andrew Constance, has announced that there...

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Rooms for Licence: 5th Floor Selborne Chambers (ADVERTISEMENT)

5th Floor Selborne Chambers has two rooms available for licence in its annex on 2nd Floor of Lockhart Chambers. The rooms are 21.2 square metres and 10.6 square metres. Licence fees are $1,750.00 per...

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