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Inbrief

Direct access - Rule 24B disclosure

Rule 24B of the New South Wales Barristers’ Rules requires a barrister who accepts instructions on a direct access basis to provide the client with a written disclosure. The Bar Association has...

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Bar Council business for March

Governance

Bar Council met on 6 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...

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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 while taking in the lights of Vivid Sydney on...

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TONIGHT: The Role of the Prosecutor: Cruel but Fair

Tonight's seminar marks the end of the current CPD year. The seminar will be presented by the Hon Greg James AM QC and chaired by Alexander Street SC. As usual, the session will be held in the Bar...

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CPD Online

The CPD year ends this evening. If you are missing a CPD point (or two) then CPD online can assist. Many Bar Association seminars from 2011 onwards are online. If the seminar was accompanied by a...

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Life membership for the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC

Collegiality

At its meeting on 27 March 2014 the Bar Council resolved to offer life membership of the New South Wales Bar Association to the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC in recognition of her...

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City Houses Squash Competition

The Bar Association would like to invite members to participate in the City Houses Squash Competition 2014. This is an annual competition held from May to September, with business and government...

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Book launch of Key Issues in Judicial Review

Wellbeing

Members are invited to the launch of Key Issues in Judicial Review. Edited by Neil Williams SC and published by The Federation Press, the book is a collection of papers from the recent...

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Uniform national legal profession bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly

The New South Wales Government has introduced into parliament the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Bill 2014, the objects of which are to repeal the Legal Profession Act 2004,apply the...

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Julian Martin (1949-2014)

Vale

Julian Martin, from 4th Floor Wentworth Chambers, died today. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

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NSW Opposition won't support legislation for QC appointments

Shadow Attorney General Paul Lynch yesterday announced that the Opposition will not support legislative change to allow senior barristers in NSW to be appointed as a QC. He said: “The conferral of...

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Uniform national legal profession bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly

The New South Wales Government has introduced a bill to apply the Legal Profession Uniform Law and to repeal the Legal Profession Act 2004. Copies of the bill and the minister's second reading speech...

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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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Arts Law Centre Comedy Night

Wellbeing

To support the work of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, Hearts for Arts Law invites you to their inaugural Comedy Night! Join us for a night full of laughs showcasing an impressive...

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MAA Medical Assessor Guidance Note Number 10

In order to promote accurate and consistent medical assessments the Motor Accidents Authority has issued Medical Assessor Guidance Note – Number 10, Digestive system: Stomach and Duodenum...

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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 while taking in the lights of Vivid Sydney on...

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Sydney Conference this Saturday - Last chance to register

The NSW Bar Association's Sydney CPD Conference will be held this coming Saturday at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. Speakers include: The Hon T F Bathurst, Chief Justice of NSW, The Hon Justice...

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TOMORROW: In the 'Hot Tub': Expert Conferences and Concurrent Expert Evidence in Native Title

Tomorrow evening's seminar will be presented by Vance Hughston SC and Tina Jowett and will be chaired by Susan Phillips. For full details, please download a flyer here.

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TONIGHT: The Role of Counsel Assisting

This evening's seminar will be presented by Jeremy Gormly SC and chaired by Ben Katekar. For full details, please download a flyer here.

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Original TV broadcast of 12 Angry Men now on YouTube

On 20 September 1954, almost sixty years ago, the original version of 12 Angry Men (not starring Henry Fonda) was broadcast live on US television to an audience of millions, as part of the CBS-TV...

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TONIGHT: Advocacy and Practice in the Land and Environment Court

This evening's seminar will be presented by Sandra Duggan SC and Ingrid King and will be chaired by Brenda Tronson. For full details, please download a flyer here.

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One for the diary: the Asia Pacific Coroners' Society

The Asia Pacific Coroners’ Society will hold its annual conference in Melbourne from 11 – 14 November 2014. It will bring together coroners from across Australia and the Asia Pacific region as...

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Cameras in the courtroom

Attorney General Greg Smith SC has floated legislation that would encourage greater media access to broadcast final proceedings – such as verdicts and sentences in criminal cases – except in a...

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Government releases exposure draft of changes to Racial Discrimination Act

The Coalition's Party Room this morning approved draft amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. These include, among other things, the repeal of section 18C of the Act, as well as sections...

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The American experience with mandatory sentencing

NSW politicians who support mandatory sentencing would be well advised to see the film Gideon's Army, which premiered yesterday at Sydney's Big Picture Film Festival. It profiles three public...

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