Inbrief

Coming up in CPD in June

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A number of seminars will be held in the Common Room at 5.15pm in June:

Thursday 11th June:"Right to Silence". Presented by Trish McDonald SC and chaired by Jane Paingakulam.

Wednesday 17th...

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ABA conference registrations closing 12th June

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Registration for the 2015 ABA conference in Washington DC and Boston closes on the 12th June. To register please visit the conference website by clicking here You can also view the complete program...

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Growing interest in BarBooks, more time for coffee and BarBooks on the go!

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Interest in BarBooks is growing. A big thank you for colleagues who have supported us. BarBooks is designed for barristers by barristers. We value your feedback and regularly...

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New! Legal Profession Uniform Rules

The Legal Services Council has issued the Legal Profession Uniform Rules, which will apply to the common legal services market in NSW and Victoria from 1 July 2015. The Legal Profession Uniform Law...

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Practising Certificate Renewals 2015-16 Update No.4

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There is just over one week left to renew your practising certificate by the due date - 7 June 2015. Do not wait until you have confirmation of insurance to return your completed renewal form and...

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NSW Criminal Court Statistics 2014

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A heavy caseload in the District Court, a higher incidence of not guilty pleas, and the growth of long and complex drug trials have led to an increase in the time taken to finalise criminal trials in...

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Wanted: judges for ALSA competitions

The Australian Law Students Association (ALSA) Conference will be held in Sydney in July. The organisers are seeking volunteers to act as judges for their competitions, which include mooting, witness...

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Web watch: Death Penalty Worldwide

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Did you know that in Japan, offenders on death row are only informed of the date of their execution on the morning the sentence is due to be carried out? Did you know there are 29 countries that...

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Legal Profession Uniform Law is another step closer to implementation

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Attorney General Gabrielle Upton has introduced legislation to prepare for a common legal services market encompassing New South Wales and Victoria. The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application...

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Real Property List in the Supreme Court of NSW

Chief Justice Bathurst has announced the establishment of the Real Property List in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court, to operate from 1 June 2015. The chief justice has designated Justice...

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Senior Counsel Information Seminar

A Senior Counsel Information Seminar being held on Monday, 15 June starting in the Bar Common Room at 5.15pm for all members who wish to apply for silk this year.

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At the lectern: Liberty, threats and Australia's new security legislation

The Whitlam Institute and UWS School of Law will host a panel discussion: "Terrifying! Liberty, Threats and Australia's New Security Legislation". The seminar will take place on 4 June 2015 at 6.30pm...

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ABA conference registrations closing 12th June

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Registration for the 2015 ABA conference in Washington DC and Boston closes on the 12th June. To register please visit the conference website by clicking here You can also view the complete program...

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For sale: Chambers with anteroom

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Second Floor Selborne Chambers $170,000.00 (4,100 shares)

A rare opportunity to acquire these well-appointed chambers which are entered via an anteroom (approximately 380cm x 220cm) on a long...

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Domestic violence is everybody’s business

The Bar Association, together with the Judicial Commission of NSW and the Law Society of NSW, will co-sponsor an important seminar on domestic violence on Tuesday, 2 June 2015 at 5.15pm at the Law...

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The end of the Ellis defence

The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has said the Ellis defence is no longer a legal tactic used within his archdiocese. Speaking on ABC Radio National this morning, Archbishop Fisher said in...

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Don't let the Footpath Library become homeless

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Philanthropy

In recent years, InBrief has gladly promoted the good work done by the Footpath Library, which aims to make books more accessible to the homeless and disadvantaged members of our...

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Law, Crime and Community Safety Council communique

The Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) (formerly SCAG) held its first meeting for 2015 on 22 May in Canberra. The communique refers to the National Organised Crime Response Plan 2015-18,...

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Tiro: Functionality, Price, and Flexibility: Top reasons to get excited about Tiro

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What an exciting week since our first sponsored article in InBrief! Thanks to the overwhelming amount of people who showed interest in finding our more about the next...

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Tonight in CPD

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A seminar will be held in the Common Room tonight at 5.15pm: "Appelate Advocacy". It will be presented by David Jackson QC and chaired by Neil Williams SC. For full details please download a flyer...

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Legal Aid NSW General Criminal Law Panel

The Legal Aid NSW General Criminal Law Panel (the panel) will be reopening on Monday, 1 June 2015 for new applications and for applications for reappointment by current panel lawyers. Panel members...

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Lots more solicitors (and most of them are women)

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The number of practising solicitors in Australia has increased by 12 per cent since 2011. That's according to the 2014 National Profile of Solicitors in Australia, which was released today by the Law...

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Legal responses to family violence

Rosie Batty and three other remarkable women discuss legal responses to family violence. This is a joint CPD and a National Reconciliation Week event. Places are limited. Registration required....

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Introducing the Australian Disputes Centre

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The Australian International Disputes Centre and the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre have amalgamated to become the Australian Disputes Centre. For more information, visit ADC website.

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