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Inbrief

Official launch of the Bar Association's Best Practice Guidelines

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept"

Lieutenant General David Morrison, chief of the Australian Army, will be the guest of honour at the official launch of the Bar Association's...

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Appointment of silk in the ACT

The president of the ACT Bar Association, Greg Stretton SC, today announced the appointment of Jon White as senior counsel for the Australian Capital Territory. Learn more here.

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Admiralty and Maritime Users' Group meeting

The Federal Court of Australia with the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will hold a users’ group meeting for the Admiralty and Maritime jurisdiction on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 at 5.00 pm in...

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Law Council calls for fair go for those seeking asylum

The president of the Law Council of Australia, Mr Michael Colbran QC, has called on the Australian Government to act in accordance with the Refugee Convention and to make its actions more transparent...

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Coming up in CPD

A number of seminars have been scheduled in the Common Room for the coming months:

Monday 11 August: UN Comission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea. Presented by the Honourable Michael Kirby...

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New Chief Judge of the District Court announced by the Attorney General

Attorney General Brad Hazzard today announced the Honourable Justice Derek Michael Price AM has been appointed as the new Chief Judge of the District Court of NSW.

Justice Price replaces the...

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Easy access to The Early Learning Centre

Did you know that the Guardian Early Learning Centre is located on the corner of Castlereagh Street and Martin Place, just seconds from public transport and minutes from Phillip Street?

The Bar...

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Independent Forensic Services Offers Pro Bono Forensic Science Consultancy

Promoted by Independent Forensic Services

Independent Forensic Services (IFS) offers forensic science expertise in the areas of forensic biology, DNA analysis and interpretation and bloodstain...

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Two women barristers elected to arbitration board

Julie Soars and Sandrah Foda were among five women to be elected to the board of the Australian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - a record number. Learn more here.

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Law Council Review

The August 2014 edition of Law Council Review is now available online. It features articles on mandatory sentencing, the cost of access to justice, proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act...

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Common Law Practice Update 63

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 63, with case notes on sections 61, 73 and 133 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); slip and fall; employer's...

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Football State of Origin and Sports Law Conference

Plans are well advanced for the 7th Annual Football State of Origin and Sports Law Conference to be held in Brisbane on 20 September 2014.

The Sports Law Conference will be held at the Inns of...

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Tonight in CPD: Case Management and Practices in the District Court of New South Wales

This seminar scheduled for tonight will be presented in the common room by Judicial Registrar James Howard and chaired by Gary Doherty. For full details please download a flyer here

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Tonight in CPD: The Future of Disability Advocacy

This seminar, will be presented tonight in the Common Room by the former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes and chaired by Trish McDonald SC. For full details please download a flyer...

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The John Lehane Memorial Lecture

Promoted by Allens Linklaters

The biennial John Lehane Memorial Lecture will be delivered this year by Lord Neuberger, president of the UK Supreme Court on "Equity: A roguish thing or a symmetrical...

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Open Day for Female Law Students: volunteers sought

On 15 August 2014 the New South Wales Bar Association will be hosting the Open Day for Female Law Students. The Bar Association has hosted the Open Day for many years, and they are extremely popular...

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Tuesday, 19 August. The book is Mother’s Milk, the fourth in the ‘Patrick Melrose series’ by Edward St Aubyn. It was shortlisted for the...

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Bar FC draw 1-1 with the Reserve Bank

NSW Bar FC took to the field with only nine starters against a full Reserve Bank squad last Friday.

Depleted numbers inspired enthusiasm with an early goal to Reserve Bank being answered in kind by...

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Tomorrow in CPD: Case Management and Practices in the District Court of New South Wales

This seminar scheduled for Tuesday 29 July will be presented in the common room by Judicial Registrar James Howard and chaired by Gary Doherty. For full details please download a flyer here

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2014 Judicial Q&A

Specifically for the junior bar (barristers called to the New South Wales Bar in 2007 or later), the Judicial Q&A event enables the junior bar to put forward questions for the judicial panel to...

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Wanted: judges for UTS mock trials

The UTS Law Students' Society is seeking lawyers to adjudicate its Witness Examination Competition (mock trial) in the coming months. This is an advocacy-focussed competition, which mimics...

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AHRC highlights childcare as key constraint on working parents

The Human Rights Commission's investigation into discrimination against pregnant women and parents returning to work identified the high cost and lack of childcare services as a key concern.

The...

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Human Rights Commission finds widespread discrimination against working parents

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its report Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.

The Bar Association made a submission to the AHRC in February...

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NSW Government positions vacant

Attorney General Brad Hazzard is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment to the following judicial and statutory positions:

  • Part-time chairperson, NSW Law Reform Commission

  • ...
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Coming up in CPD

A number of seminars have been scheduled in the Common Room for the coming months:

Monday 28 July: The Future of Disability Advocacy. Presented by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes...

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