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Appointments to note: Fair Work Commission

Clayton Utz partner Joe Catanzariti and barrister Adam Hatcher SC have been appointed as vice presidents of the Fair Work Commission. Learn more here.

28 March 2013

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Invitation to participate in evaluation of Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011

The Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 commenced on 1 August 2011. The Attorney-General’s Department of the Australian Government is evaluating the operation of the Act. The department has...

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2013 Supreme Court Registry Services Survey

Members are invited to take part in the Suprme Court's Registry Services Survey. Its purpose is to help understand clients' perceptions of the services the registry provides, and identify areas for...

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Legislation to note: provisional sentencing for children

The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Provisional Sentencing for Children) Act 2013 received assent and commenced on 25 March 2013. The Act allows a court sentencing a person aged under 18...

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Reminder: Francois Kunc SC appointed to the Supreme Court

Mr Kunc will be sworn in on 8 April 2013 at 9.30am in the Banco Court. Barristers are to wear wigs and gowns. Senior counsel wear full-bottomed wigs.

**5 April 2013 **

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Stunning Room in Jack Shand Chambers for sale (ADVERTISEMENT)

A magnificent 31 sq m room is available for sale at Jack Shand Chambers, Level 55 MLC Centre. Would suite silk or senior junior. It has panoramic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, CBD and to the heads....

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TONIGHT: Family Provision Practice Note Update

In tonight's seminar, at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room, The Hon Justice Hallen and Jane Needham SC will address the new Family Provision Practice Note that entered into effect on the 1...

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CPD Online - Frequently Asked Questions

_Point Requirements _ 1. How can I count seminars viewed through CPD Online? As per the CPD Policy as resolved by Bar Council in August 2012, seminars viewed through the online streaming system...

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Last chance to book your flu shot

The Health, Sport & Recreation Committee has organised for members to receive ‘flu shots and get their cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tested between 4:00 and 6.00 pm tomorrow, 9 April...

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2013 Senior Counsel Selection Process - A message from the President

Dear colleagues

It is the practice that after each Silk selection round the Bar Council considers whether any improvements might be made to the Protocol and administrative process.

This year’s...

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TONIGHT: A Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2012

This evening's seminar will be presented by Arthur Moses SC and chaired by The Hon Justice Schmidt. The seminar will provide members with a guide to the key provisions of the Commonwealth and NSW...

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NSW Government legislates to outlaw motorcycle gangs

The NSW Government has introduced a bill to the parliament modelled on Queensland's anti-bikie legislation. View the government's announcement here and the attorney general's second reading speech...

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LCA president opens access to justice conference

The president of the Law Council of Australia, Mr Joseph Catanzariti, opened the National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference in Melbourne yesterday morning. In his address, Mr Catanzariti...

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

The next meeting the Bar Book Club will be held on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 6pm in the Bar Library. The book will be Notorious Nineteen, by Janet Evanovich. Those members reading the book, or any...

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Funeral arrangements for Christopher Branson QC

Chris Branson QC died on 15 March 2013 and there will be a private funeral. Friends and colleagues will be invited to a memorial service at a time and location to be announced.

22 March 2013

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Lunch time lecture on maritime law

The Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and the University of Newcastle invite members to a joint lunch time lecture by John Levingston on "Admiralty jurisdiction below the low...

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Next Week in CPD

**Monday 25 March: **A Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Presented by Arthur Moses SC and chaired by the Hon Justice Schmidt. Please click here for more details.

Wednesday 27 March:...

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2013 Bench and Bar Dinner: RSVP by tomorrow

The president and the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2013 Bench and Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place on Friday, 10 May in...

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NCAT project update

The Civil and Administrative Act 2013 received royal assent on 4 March 2013. The Act establishes the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) from 1 January 2014. The NCAT Project Team is and...

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Common Law Practice Update 20

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 20, with a case note on section 109 Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. Learn more>

20 March 2013

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Government right to silence and defence disclosure legislation passes

The Legislative Council last night passed the The Evidence (Evidence of Silence) and Criminal Procedure Amendment (Pre-Trial Defence Disclosure) bills by a narrow margin over opposition from Labor...

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eCase Search has AAT applications online

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has launched eCase Search, which provides online access to select information about most applications lodged with the AAT from 18 March 2013. Applications subject...

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Do Americans still have the right to defence counsel?

Fifty years ago the United States Supreme Court unanimously announced in Gideon v Wainwright that the Sixth Amendment guarantees to every criminal defendant in a felony trial the right to a lawyer....

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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: Rennie Golledge Pty Ltd v Ballard [2012] NSWCA 376 Citigroup Pty Ltd v National Australia Bank Ltd [2012] NSWCA 381 R v Aubrey...

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