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Inbrief

Common Law Practice Update 28

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 28, with case notes on compromises, compensation for relatives and ss 94 and 126 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999...

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Tuesday lunchtime yoga resumes tomorrow

The Bar Practice Course is finished, which means that Tuesday lunchtime yoga practices will resume tomorrow, 4 June, at 1.00pm.

3 June 2013

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Bar FC retains second spot on the league ladder

Under clear sunny skies and sporting their new, ever so flattering, strip NSW Bar FC faced off against the formidable, pink-jersey clad, Announcer FC in The Domain at lunchtime today. Manager, David...

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Practising Certifcate Renewals Update Number 4

There is only one more week to renew your practising certificate by the due date - Friday, 7 June 2013. DO NOT WAIT until you have confirmation of insurance to return your completed renewal form and...

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Redfern Legal Centre fundraiser with special guest the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC

Philanthropy

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to drinks to hear the Hon Virginia Bell AC speak and to reconnect with Redfern Legal Centre. Come along for an evening of drinks and...

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Bar Association launches its Reconciliation Action Plan

The Bar Association is delighted to announce that its Reconciliation Action Plan, which commenced on 1 January 2013, has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. The Bar Association has worked for...

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Victims Support legislation passes the Upper House with amendment

The State Government's Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013 passed the Legislative Council overnight. The Bill was amended in the Upper House to remove the proposed time limitation on claims by...

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Funeral arrangements for Charles Leslie Cullen

The Hon Charles L Cullen QC, former member and deputy president of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, died last Friday. A funeral will be held this Friday, 31 May 2013 at 11.00am, in the Boland...

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Shoot for the Bar: Join us to share a drink at 5.00pm on Friday and celebrate the award winners!

You are invited to celebrate the winners of the ‘Shoot for the Bar’ Judges’ Award and the People’s Choice Awards on Friday, 31 May in the Bar Association Common Room. We received...

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Reminder: earlier than usual time for the swearing-in ceremony for Leeming SC

Members are again reminded that the swearing-in ceremony for Mark Leeming SC will be held at 9.00am on Monday, 3 June 2013 in the Banco Court, Queens Square. The attorney general will speak on behalf...

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Vale Rex Foster Smart (1937-2013)

The Hon RF Smart, former judge of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, died on Sunday, 26 May 2013. A funeral will be held on **Monday, 3 June 2013 at 10.00am **at St Stephen's Uniting Church,...

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Common Law Practice Update 27

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 27, with a case note on striking out of evidence.

28 May 2013

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New procedures for Court of Criminal Appeal filings

After extensive discussions with interested parties, including the Bar Association, the Supreme Court CEO and principal registrar has announced new procedures for CCA filings.

Drop off box for...

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Bar Council business for April and May

Bar Council met on 11 April and 2 May in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council business. Bar...

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Vale Charles Leslie Cullen (1921-2013)

The Hon Charles L Cullen QC, former member and deputy president of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, died on Friday, 24 May 2013. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as...

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TONIGHT: Changes to Superannuation and How They Affect You

This seminar will be presented in the Bar Association Common Room, tonight at 5.15pm. The seminar will focus on recent changes to superannuation and how they will affect you. It will discuss what you...

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ABA merchandise

Ties, cufflinks and keychains with ABA motifs are available for purchase from the Bar Association's reception. Ties $65; cufflinks $65; and keychains for $45.

24 May 2013

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Common Law Practice Update 26

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 26, with case notes on ss 3A(1)(a) and 62 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999.

24 May 2013

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The Bail Bill 2013 has passed

The Bail Bill 2013 was passed yesterday by the NSW Parliament and will commence in 12 months. Attorney General Greg Smith SC said in a media release that the new law replaces "a complicated system of...

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Motor accidents legislation bound for the Legislative Council

Debate on the Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Bill 2013 (NSW) concluded in the Legislative Assembly last night. Both the government and the opposition moved amendments and, again, there were...

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Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Bill grinds its way through parliament

The NSW Government's Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Bill 2013 is being debated in the Legislative Assembly. Submissions made by the Bar Association, among others, are mentioned in the debate....

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ABA Advanced Trial Advocacy - Brisbane, January 2014

The ABA is running its eighth advanced trial advocacy course in Brisbane in early 2014. The dates for the course were incorrect in the last In brief notice. The course will take place between the 20...

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Registrations close today: Excellence in Appellate Advocacy

The Australian Bar Association is conducting its second appellate advocacy course, Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, in Sydney between 13-15 September 2013 at the Federal Court of Australia. There...

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The PILCH NSW Offshore Asylum Seeker Project ending soon

PILCH NSW will not be accepting new referrals to its Offshore Asylum Seeker Project after 31 May 2013. The project was set up to ensure that offshore asylum seekers who had received a negative...

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