Inbrief

2015 Tutors and Readers Dinner: photos available now

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The 2015 Tutors & Readers Dinner was held at Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney on Friday, 24 July 2015. Photos from the evening are available for browsing and purchase...

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Web watch: Supporting Working Parents

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The Australian Government has published a new online resource for employers and employees the legal obligations and entitlements of pregnant women and parents in the workplace. Learn more here.

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15 Bobber for Paul Daley OAM

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Collegiality

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of Paul Daley OAM to the position of Retired Gentleman will be held on Friday, 14 August 2015. Speaking for Daley will be Andrew Bell SC....

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2015 Common Law Drinks

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Collegiality

Judges, barristers and clerks are warmly invited to the 2015 Common Law Drinks to be held on Friday, 21 August at Hotel CBD, upstairs in the Club Bar, 52 King Street, Sydney. The guest...

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15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Fagan

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The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon Justice D J Fagan to the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 7 August 2015 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Speaking for his...

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LegalWise Seminars in August-October

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CPD Compliance in Cambodia 2015, 8–9 October 2015, The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Siem ReapSave $300 early bird ends this Friday, 31 July

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Arbitration workshops

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A series of three arbitration workshops are being held at the Bar Association during August. The workshops offer members with a minimum of 7 years’ experience as legal practitioners and a current...

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Web watch: The History of International Law

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Oxford Academic have created The History of International Law, a website that's both beautiful and informative. Click on icons to learn more about the signing of major treaties, the foundation of...

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Bar FC victorious again

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Members of the junior bar took time out from their silk applications to defeat Reserve Bank C today 4-0 in the Domain Soccer League. An important win as it should see the team move to second position...

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Surge in prisoners on remand

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The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has published NSW Custody Statistics: Quarterly Update June 2015 and the findings are grim. The state's adult prison population grew by 12.2 per cent...

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Legal conference in Nuremberg and Berlin

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In September 2015 Learned Friends is holding a conference in Nuremberg and Berlin. Speakers include Justice Peter Garling, Justice Peter Hamill, Judge Dina Yehia SC,...

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Open Day for Female Law Students - hosts wanted

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On 14 August 2015 the Bar Association will host its annual Open Day for Female Law Students. It's an extremely popular and rewarding event, for students and barristers alike. This year, more than 130...

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New BarBooks template editor

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You speak and we listen! Thanks to your feedback, BarBooks will shortly be launching a new text editor allowing you to create any matter documents you need based on your...

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Encouraging Appropriate Early Guilty Pleas

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Yesterday's InBrief cited statistics from the NSW Law Reform Commission's Report No. 141, Encouraging Appropriate Early Guilty Pleas, which indicated that delays in criminal cases before the District...

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Arbitration workshops

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A series of three arbitration workshops are being held at the Bar Association during August. The workshops offer members with a minimum of 7 years’ experience as legal practitioners and a current...

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Common Law Practice Update 85

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The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 85, with case notes on sections 13, 14 and 45 of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) and section 58 of the Motor Accidents...

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2015 Judicial Q&A: registrations close today!

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Specifically for the junior bar (barristers called to the New South Wales Bar in 2008 or later), the Judicial Q&A enables the junior bar to put questions to a judicial panel. After the event, members...

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NSW Labor blame Baird government for worsening delays in the District Court

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A recent NSW Law Reform Commission report has indicated that delays in criminal cases before the District Court are worsening. The NSW Opposition is demanding more funding for judges to ease the...

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CPD tonight: Commonwealth and State Application Laws

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Tonight, the Public Law Section of the Bar Association (formerly the Constitutional and Administrative Law Section) will host a CPD seminar titled: "The Constitutional Aspects of Commonwealth and...

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Fee recovery assistance

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The Bar Association assists members with recovery from solicitors of unpaid fees, which have been outstanding for more than three months, but less than two years.

In providing this assistance, the...

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Applications for senior counsel

Invitations to apply for appointment as senior counsel have been sent to all members of the outer bar. Applications must be lodged online by 5.00pm on Friday, 31 July 2015. If you have commenced your...

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Tonight: Meditation for Lawyers

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The second in a five-week meditation course for lawyers will be held tonight, 24 July at 4.30pm in the Bar Association Common Room. The course has been organised by the New South Wales Bar...

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Statement from the solicitor general regarding Margaret Cunneen SC

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Solicitor General Michael Sexton SC has issued a statement regarding the referral of a matter from the Independent Commission Against Corruption involving Margaret Cunneen SC. View the statement here.

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Basic principles of accounting & valuation

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This practical four week course has been organised in collaboration with KordaMentha Forensic. The course will run over four consecutive Thursdays (5pm to 7pm) in July/August and October 2015. It is...

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