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Inbrief

Mediator Chat

Angela Bowne SC and Nick Kidd SC will lead a witty, light hearted debate on the topic of whether "The only neutral mediator is a dead one" during the "Mediator Chat" and twilight drinks on Tuesday, 6...

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Bar Association submission on changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

Advocacy

The New South Wales Bar Association has lodged its submission on the exposure draft of the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s 18C) Bill 2014 (Exposure Draft), which proposes certain amendments...

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State funeral for Neville Wran AC QC

The state funeral service for Neville Wran AC QC will be held at 11.00am tomorrow, 1 May 2014 at Sydney Town Hall.

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Common Law Practice Update 53

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 53, with case notes on sections 7B and 61 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act, workplace psychiatric injury, occupier's...

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Funeral mass for the Hon Barry O'Keefe AM QC

A funeral Mass for the Hon Barry O'Keefe AM QC, former president of the Bar Association and life member, will be held at St Mary's Cathedral this Friday, 2 May 2014 at 11.00am.

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Practising Certificate Renewals Update No.1 of 2014

All New South Wales barristers' practising certificates expire on 30 June 2014. A new practising certificate must be issued before a barrister may practise on and from 1 July 2014. All practising...

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New Medical Assessor Guidance Notes from the MAA

The Motor Accidents Authority has today released two additional Medical Assessor Guidance Notes, for use by all stakeholders in the assessment of permanent impairment in the NSW CTP Scheme. 1....

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Bryan Reginald Pape (1945-2014)

Vale

Bryan Pape, barrister, formerly at Lockhart Chambers, died yesterday. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

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NSW Workers Compensation Scheme announces robust surplus

The New South Wales Government has announced a surplus of $1.36 billion for the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme, a result it attributes largely to a return of $690 million from its investments rather...

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Getting the best results from Find A Barrister

To take advantage of the Bar Association's new Find a Barrister database you will need an up-to-date web browser, e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later. To update your browser, follow one of...

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Evolution or Revolution? The 16th Biennial National Family Law Conference

Registration is now open for the 16th Biennial National Family Law Conference, to be held in Sydney from 7-10 October 2014. With more than 90 international and local presenters, the professional...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Peter Hamill SC

Peter Hamill SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales tomorrow, 29 April 2014 at 9.15am in the Banco Court. Phil Boulten SC will speak on behalf of the bar. Barristers...

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Comments sought on National Attrition and Re-engagement

The Law Council of Australia recently released the National Attrition and Re-engagement Study (NARS) Report and Discussion Paper.

Comments

Bar Council Executive has formed a working party to...

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Invitation - See the lights of Vivid Sydney on board the Mari Nawi

All members and their guests are invited to join the Trustees of the Indigenous Barristers’ Trust for a fabulous evening celebrating Indigenous culture during National Reconciliation Week while...

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For the diary: World Indigenous Legal Conference

Registrations are now open for the World Indigenous Legal Conference, to be held on 25-27 June 2014 at the Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Brisbane. Learn more here.

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Swearing-in ceremony for Helen Wilson SC

Helen McLeod Wilson SC will be sworn in as a District Court judge on Monday, 28 April 2014 at 9.30am in Court 21A John Maddison Tower. Michael McHugh SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales...

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Magistrate Scott Mitchell (1941-2014)

Vale

Magistrate Scott Mitchell died this morning. A funeral will be held next Tuesday, 29 April 2014 at 3.30pm in St Canice's Catholic Church, 28 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay.

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The Hon Barry O'Keefe AM QC (1933-2014)

Vale

The Hon Barry O'Keefe AM QC, president of the Bar Association between November 1989 and December 1991 and life member, died this morning. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon...

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be on Wednesday, 30 April 2014, in the library at 6.00pm. The book is The Razor’s Edge by W Somerset Maugham freely available at your local...

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Law Reform Commission consultation paper on dispute resolution

The NSW Law Reform Commission has released Consultation Paper 16, Dispute Resolution: Frameworks in New South Wales and is calling for responses to the questions raised therein. Further information...

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Arbitrators and mediators wanted at the WCC

The Workers Compensation Commission of NSW is currently advertising for arbitrators, senior arbitrators and mediators. Applications close on Friday, 9 May 2014. Further details about the positions,...

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Brad Hazzard appointed new attorney general

Premier Mike Baird has announced his Cabinet reshuffle, with the Hon Brad Hazzard MP being appointed as the new attorney general of NSW. Learn more here.

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Neville Kenneth Wran AC QC (1926-2014)

Vale

Neville Wran AC QC died on Sunday. Mr Wran was admitted to the bar on 26 July 1957 and took silk in November 1968. Details of the state funeral will be announced later today.

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