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Inbrief

Bar Association office closes at 4.00pm

Due to scheduled electrical work, the Bar Association offices and the Bar Library will close at 4.00pm today.

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Farewell to Justice Crennan

A brief ceremony will be held in the High Court in Sydney at 9.15 am on Friday, 14 November 2014 to mark the forthcoming retirement of the Hon Justice Susan Crennan AC. It will take place on Level...

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Accreditation for criminal trial barristers

The Victorian Bar has today announced the establishment of a new committee which will oversee the development and implementation of an accreditation scheme for criminal barristers through the...

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Election of 2015 Bar Council - the ballot

Ballot papers for the election of the 2015 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. Ballot papers received after 1.00pm on Thursday, 6 November 2014 will not be counted. More...

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Legal Aid NSW Mental Health Advocacy Panel

The Legal Aid NSW Mental Health Advocacy Panel (the panel) will be reopening on Monday 3 November 2014 for new applications and applications for reappointment by current panel lawyers, following a...

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Revised Legal Aid NSW Mental Health Advocacy Practice Standards

Panel lawyers are advised that the Mental Health Advocacy Practice Standards have been revised. The new practice standards take effect from 3 November 2014.

Panel lawyers are required to comply with...

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Memorial service for Kenneth Victor Taylor

A memorial service for Kenneth Victor Taylor will be held at 2.30pm on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 at St Clement’s Church, 144 Raglan St, Mosman.

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BOCSAR quarterly crime statistics out now

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has today released the report NSW Custody Statistics: Quarterly update September 2014. Learn more here.

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Common Law Practice Update 69

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 69, with case notes on sections 62, 73 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999, section 43A Civil Liability Act 2002 and...

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AACL seminar on the "The Principle of Legality"

The next Australian Association of Constitutional Law seminar is on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 at 5.30pm in Court 18B, Federal Court of Australia. Mr Brendan Lim will present a paper on "The...

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Vale Kenneth Victor Taylor AM, AM (Mil), RFD (1943-2014)

Kenneth Taylor, former District Court judge, and formerly of Blackstone Chambers and Nigel Bowen Chambers, died on Wednesday, 29 October 2014. A memorial service will be held next week, with further...

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Swearing-in for DCM O'Brien

Magistrate Christopher O’Brien will be sworn in as a deputy chief magistrate at 9.00am on Monday, 3 November 2014 in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre. Arthur Moses SC will speak on behalf of the...

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2014 senior counsel presentation ceremony

Newly appointed senior counsel will be presented with their appointment scrolls on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, at 5.15pm in the Bar Association’s Common Room, with the scrolls being presented by...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Justice Wilson

Judge Helen Wilson SC has been appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of NSW and a formal ceremony to mark the occasion will be held in the Banco Court on Monday, 3 November 2014 at 9.00am....

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Swearing-in for Jane Culver

Jane Culver will be sworn in as a judge of the District Court at 9.00am on Wednesday, 29 October 2014. Ian Temby QC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar.

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Mediator Chat tonight

The Mediation Practice Group, a sub-committee of the Bar Association's ADR committee, will be hosting a "Mediator Chat" on "Med-Arb - it's the unloved mongrel of ADR" tonight at 5.30pm in Silks...

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Bar Association office hours

Due to scheduled electrical work, the Bar Association offices and the Bar Library will close at 4.00pm this Friday, 31 October 2014.

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Forbes Society legal history tutorial

Tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 October 2014, Professor Shaunnagh Dorsett (of the UTS Law School) and Larissa Reid (of the Law Courts Library) will present a legal history tutorial on "Sources of Law in the...

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Tonight in CPD

Tonight at 5.15pm, a seminar will be held in the Common Room: "Chapter II of the Constitution" presented by Justin Gleeson SC and Anna Mitchelmore and chaired by Neil Williams SC. For full details...

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CPD in November

A number of seminars will be held in the Common Room in the coming months. Coming up in November:

Monday, 10 November: "The Real Trial of Breaker Morant". Presented by Craig Wilox and chaired by...

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Tomorrow in CPD

Tomorrow night at 5.15pm, a seminar will be held in the Common Room: "Chapter II of the Constitution" presented by Justin Gleeson SC and Anna Mitchelmore and chaired by Neil Williams SC. For full...

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Tonight in CPD

Tonight a seminar will be held in the Common Room at 5.15pm: "Regulation 176 and Best Practice Guidelines". It will be presented by Penny Thew and chaired by Trish McDonald SC. For full details...

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Law Society launches its 2015 Election Policy Platform

The Law Society of New South Wales has released its 2015 Election Policy Platform. Balance.Rights.Justice. encompasses sentencing, bail, workers compensation, CTP motor accident insurance and access...

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The inaugural Spigelman Public Law Oration

The inaugural Spigelman Public Law Oration will be delivered in the Bar Association Common Room at 5:15pm on Monday, 17 November 2014 by the Hon Justice Stephen Gageler of the High Court of...

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