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Great Bar Boat Race - Save the date - Monday 23 December

The Great Bar Boat Race will be held on Monday, 23 December. More information about registration will be available shortly.

12 November 2013

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This week in CPD: Applying 10 Neuroprinciples to Successful Advocacy

On Tuesday, 5 November at 5.15pm. Jeremy Lack will present a seminar on applying neuropriciples to advocacy.

Jeremy Lack is a Door Tenant with Quandrant Chambers in London and specializes in...

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Bar Council business for September - October

Bar Council met on 19 September and 10 October 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....

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Changes in Legal Aid Criminal Law Policy

In recent correspondence to the New South Wales Bar Association, Legal Aid has given notice of two policy changes affecting funding of criminal cases.

Funding of Defended Cases in the Local Court

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Indigenous Lawyer of the Year and Indigenous Law Student of the Year

Law Council of Australia President Michael Colbran QC, yesterday congratulated the 2013 Indigenous Lawyer of the Year, Mr David Woodroffe, and the Indigenous Law Student of the Year, Ms Jill Gujlas....

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CPD in November

A number of CPD seminars have been organised for November.

Wednesday, 13 November: The 2013 Forbes Lecture. Presented by Professor Diane Kirkby, LaTrobe University and Hilary Golder. Further details...

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15 Bobber for Her Hon Judge Sharron Norton SC and His Hon Judge Mark Williams SC

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of Her Hon Judge Sharron Norton SC and His Hon Judge Mark Williams SC to the District Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 29 November 2013....

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Photographs for Find a Barrister or ID cards

Barristers who wish to have their photo on Find a Barrister or their identification card may use a portrait taken by a photographer for chambers or other professional purposes. Simply send it via...

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WLA Golden Girls Annual Lunch

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW invite you to join them at the Law Society of NSW for a "high tea" luncheon. The annual luncheon provides an opportunity for retired colleagues and life members...

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Junior Drinks

Need a break? Why not come and socialise with other under 6 barristers? Junior Drinks will be at the Local Bar, 161 Castlereagh Street, Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 5.30pm.

29 October 2013

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Controversial UK anti-terror law now the subject of a movie

The risks that anti-terrorism laws pose to civil liberties, some of which have been the subject of submissions by the legal profession, are the focus of a new British movie, Closed Circuit. Eric Bana...

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Common Law Practice Update 41

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 41, which features case notes on: sections 69 and 104 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 _(NSW); s 151D of the...

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TONIGHT: Relevancy Grounds in Environmental and Administrative Law

Tonight's seminar on relevancy grounds in environmental and administrative law will be presented by Richard Lancaster SC and Stephen Free. The Hon Justice Jayne Jagot wil provide commentary.


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TONIGHT: Tendency and Coincidence Evidence

Tonight at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room, David Patch, Crown Prosecutor, will provide a high level discussion on tendency and coincidence evidence, including recent case law. Grant Brady...

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Election of 2014 Bar Council - the ballot

Ballot papers for the election of the 2014 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. Any member who did not receive their ballot paper by COB on Friday, 25 October and who wishes to...

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Help Winmalee Rural Fire Brigade - a message from Anthony Black SC

I am writing in my capacity as captain of the Winmalee & Yellowrock Rural Fire Brigade. This brigade is financially capable of continuing operation only because of funds raised each year in our...

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Two new life members

At its meeting on 24 October 2013, the Bar Council resolved unanimously that the Hon Margaret Beazley AO and the Hon James Allsop AO be made life members for exceptional service to the Bar...

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Toongabbie Legal Centre family law seminar

The Toongabbie Legal Centre will hold a one-day CPD seminar on family law on **Saturday, 2 November 2013 **at L4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta. Opening remarks will be delivered by her Honour Justice...

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Justice Latham appointed next ICAC commissioner

Premier Barry O'Farrell has announced that in January 2014 the Hon Justice Megan Latham will replace the Hon Justice David Ipp AO as commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.


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Justice Haylen appointed to NCAT

The Honourable Justice Haylen has been appointed as a part-time deputy president of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and as the division head of the Occupational and Regulatory Division of...

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User pays transcripts in the Land and Environment Court

On 28 October 2013, the Land and Environment Court (LEC) will introduce a new transcript provision system. All transcripts for civil matters (including daily transcripts) in the LEC will be produced...

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Constitutional and Admin Law Section Dinner

The Hon Robert French AC, chief justice of the High Court of Australia, will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Constitutional & Administrative Law Section to be held on **Thursday, 7...

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Employment opportunities in PNG

The governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia are seeking applications from experienced legal advocates to fill three senior advisor positions based in Port Moresby.

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The College of Law 2014 Judges Series (ADVERTISEMENT)

The 2014 Judges’ Series consists of five sessions held over five evenings, with each evening addressing a key topic of interest to legal practitioners. The Judges’ Series provides legal...

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