Inbrief

National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference

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The Fifth National Access to Justice & Pro Bono Conference will be held in Sydney on 18 and 19 June 2015 at the Sheraton on the Park. The biennial conference gathers legal professionals, judges,...

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Bar Association First World War probate packs

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has made 11,000 boxes of First World War probate packets accessible to public, with help from NSW State Records and donations from the Bar Association and the Law...

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Change the Record on Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system

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Leading Indigenous, human rights and peak legal professional organisations have joined the "National Justice Coalition" in a campaign to end the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Vale the Hon Kevin James Holland QC (1923-2015)

The Hon Kevin Holland QC, former judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales from 1972 to 1985, acting judge, royal commissioner and ICAC commissioner, died last night. Members will be advised of...

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ABA president's report for April 2015

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The president of the Australian Bar Association, Fiona McLeod SC, has published her Report to Members for April 2015. It includes updates on the death penalty, legal aid advocacy, Indigenous...

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Law Council statement on executions in Indonesia

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The president of the Law Council of Australia, Duncan McConnell, has extended his condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Learn more here.

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Practising Certificate Renewals Update No.2 of 2015

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All New South Wales barristers' practising certificates expire on 30 June 2015. A new practising certificate has to have been issued before a barrister may practise on and from 1 July 2015. All...

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Australian Academy of Law Patron's Address for 2015

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The Australian Academy of Law (AAL) will be holding the fourth of its annual Patron’s Addresses on Monday, 18 May 2015 at 5.30pm on Level 21, Queens Square. "Magna Carta and the Development of the...

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Spacious room for sale or lease on Third Floor Wentworth

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A double sized room (easily converted into two standard rooms) is now available for purchase or lease on the Third Floor, Wentworth Chambers. The room has a...

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AG and LCA make last ditch appeals to Indonesian authorities

Attorney General George Brandis QC has written to Indonesian Attorney-General Prasetyo regarding Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, urging the Indonesian Government to stay the executions until...

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Bar News (Autumn 2015) is now available online

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The Autumn 2015 edition of Bar News is at the printer, but select articles are now available online. This edition features articles on drugs policy, working with interpreters and in a very topical...

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ADR and taxation: an AIDC Evening Seminar

Members are invited to an evening seminar at the Australian International Disputes Centre (AIDC). Professor Tania Sourdin will discuss the role of ADR practitioners in taxation matters on 7 May 2015...

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Out now!! Seddon on Deeds by Nicholas Seddon

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This is the first Australian text on the law of deeds. Until now, practitioners have had to use Norton A Treatise on Deeds, an English text of 1928. Seddon on Deeds...

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Bar Association members get local early bird rates at Global Technology Law Conference 2015

The Global Technology Law Conference 2015: The Future of Money & Data, will be held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 29 – 30 June 2015. Members of the New South Wales Bar Association will be...

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Victorian Bar deeply concerned at notification for execution of Chan and Sukumaran

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The Victorian Bar has expressed deep concern at the notification issued for the execution of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, in Indonesia. It follows a similar statement issued by the...

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SMH Half Marathon - NSW Bar Association Corporate Team Established

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Members are invited to join the NSW Bar Association team participating in the upcoming Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon on Sunday, 17 May 2015 starting at 6.45am. The Sydney Morning Herald Half...

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SMH Half Marathon - NSW Bar Association Corporate Team Established

Members are invited to join the NSW Bar Association team participating in the upcoming Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon on Sunday, 17 May 2015 starting at 6.45am. The Sydney Morning Herald Half...

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Support Moses SC in the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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Junior Vice-President Arthur Moses SC will take part in the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 18 June. Over the past ten years the event has raised $24 million to support the St Vincent de Paul's homeless...

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Spacious room for sale or lease on Third Floor Wentworth

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A double sized room (easily converted into two standard rooms) is now available for purchase or lease on the Third Floor, Wentworth Chambers. The room has a...

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CIArb Introduction to International Arbitration

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CIArb Australia is offering the course "Introduction to International Arbitration" on Saturday, 23 May 2015 in Brisbane. The course will...

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Happy Monday billing with BarBooks!

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With its easy, intuitive and logical interface, BarBooks makes billing, and keeping track of invoices, easier and much more bearable (and potentially even enjoyable)!

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Bar Council business for March 2015

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Bar Council met on 26 March 2015 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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Bar Association committees for 2015-16

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Each year the president reviews the need for the Bar Association’s various committees, the role of those committees and their membership. Members will be able to apply online for the 2015-16...

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Upcoming Estate Administration Course

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This series of one hour tutorials are a joint initiative of the Supreme Court of NSW, the NSW Bar Association and the Law society of NSW. The series of one hour tutorials are designed to provide an...

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ABA conference in July

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The Australian Bar Association is pleased to confirm Washington DC and Boston as the locations for its 2015 biennial conference. The Washington DC preliminary conference will take place from 3-5 July...

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