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Inbrief

Local Court swearing-in

A ceremonial sitting of the Local Court will be held on Monday, 8 September 2014 at 9.00am in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court for the swearing-in of Erin Kennedy and Philip Stewart as...

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2014 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast – Friday, 24 October – all welcome!

Members and their friends are invited to the 2014 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 24 October at Hyde Park Barracks Café. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money for two...

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Vale the Hon John Patrick Slattery AO KGCSG QC (1918-2014)

The Hon John Patrick Slattery AO KGCSG QC, former Supreme Court judge, died this morning. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

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Vale Bernard Michael Niven (1944-2014)

Bernard (Bernie) Niven, formerly of 7 Windeyer Chambers, died this morning. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

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MAA Permanent Impairment Guidelines

The MAA Permanent Impairment Guidelines Interpretation Group (PI-GIG) was formed in November 2008 to provide expert and considered advice on any anomalies in the MAA Impairment Guidelines and AMA4...

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Wanted: experienced prosecutions advisor in Port Moresby

The governments of PNG and Australia are seeking applications from experienced prosecutors to fill a senior prosecutions advisor position in the Office of the Public Prosecutor (OPP) in Port Moresby,...

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Bar Council business for 27 March 2014

Bar Council met on 27 March 2014 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 Council...

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Learned Friends Conference in Sri Lanka

Sponsored by Learned Friends

In January 2015 Learned Friends is holding a Conference in Sri Lanka. Speakers include their Honours Judges Tupman and Graham, Richard Schonell SC, Howard Harrison and...

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Vale Billy Purves (1933-2014)

Billy Purves, a Crown prosecutor for more than 15 years, died yesterday. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

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AMTAC annual address 2014

On Thursday, 4 September 2014 the Federal Court's Sydney Registry will host the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission's annual address. Entitled "LNG - Driving Gas Globalisation:...

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Legal Aid NSW launches iOS app

Legal Aid NSW has launched an app for Apple/iOS portable devices to provide easy access to information about their services and plain language information about the law. The mobile app also features:...

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Public Law in the Age of Statutes

On Friday, 24 October the Australian National University's College of Law will hold a one day conference in honour of Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce, entitled Public Law in the Age of Statutes....

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National Commercial Law Seminar Series

The next National Commercial Law Seminar will be 'Commercial Transactions in an Insolvency Context: ASIC and the Commonwealth DPP - What to Expect and How to Deal with Them'. It will take place on...

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Legal practitioners' email address at the ATO

Did you know that the Australian Taxation Office provides an email address that has been specifically set-up for use by the legal profession? LegalProfessionRelationships@ato.gov.au can be used to...

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AWL 2014 National Conference: 3-5 October

The Australian Women Lawyers will hold their 5th National Conference in Adelaide on 3-5 October 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The keynote speaker will be Rabia Siddique. Learn more here.

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Assisting the Family Court with self-represented litigants

The Bar Association has been approached by the Family Law Court of Australia to establish a panel of suitably experienced barristers to assist self-represented litigants appearing before the full...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Julia Baly SC

Julia Baly SC will be sworn in as a District Court judge on Monday, 1 September 2014 at 9.30am in Court 21A of the John Maddison Tower, 86-90 Goulburn Street, Sydney. President Jane Needham SC will...

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Farewell for Children's Magistrate Mulroney

Children's Magistrate Paul Mulroney will retire from the bench on Friday, 7 November 2014. A farewell ceremony will be held in the Children's Court, Parramatta at 9.30am. Judge Peter Johnstone,...

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For the diary: seminar on civil justice reform

UNSW is hosting a special seminar on Civil Justice Reform. Among the speakers are the Right Hon Lord Dyson speaking on the Jackson reforms to civil justice in the England and Wales; Chief Justice...

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Football State of Origin and Sports Law Conference

The Annual Football State of Origin and Sports Law Conference are to be held in Brisbane on 20 September 2014.

The Sports Law Conference will be at the Inns of Court, 107 North Quay Brisbane from 9...

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Bar FC into the semi-finals!

In a dry run to the semi-finals next week, Bar FC played some beautiful possession football in the Domain today against a youthful Announcer FC. Notwithstanding some great midfield play by Free and...

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Bar News is now available online

The Winter 2014 edition of Bar News is now available on the Bar Association's web site. This edition features: an interview with Attorney General Brad Hazzard; a fascinating piece of forensic history...

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LTCS E-News Issue 78

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 78 is now available and includes information concerning: changes to the approval period for services required for...

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Position vacant: solicitor for public prosecutions

The attorney general is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as solicitor for public prosecutions under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1986 for a fixed term of up to...

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held at La Rosa restaurant in the Strand Arcade at 6.00pm on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. If you would like to attend, please email...

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