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Inbrief

The Bar Association's public positions are the result of careful assessments

Today, the web page of The Australian's Legal Affairs section has published an article (behind a paywall) headed "Bar fight". Written by President Noel Hutley SC, it responds to criticism of the Bar...

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Access to justice: Australian Government responds

Attorney-General George Brandis QC has announced the Australian Government's response to the Productivity Commission’s Report into Access to Justice Arrangements. That response can be viewed here.

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Position vacant: NCAT, Guardianship Division

The attorney general is calling for applications from qualified persons for appointment as the full-time deputy president and head of the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative...

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Return to work assistance regulation commences today

The Workers Compensation Amendment (Return to Work Assistance) Regulation 2016 (NSW) commences today, 29 April 2016. The object of the regulation is to provide for (a) the circumstances in which an...

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BOCSAR update on custody statistics March 2016

The NSW adult prison population continues to grow at a brisk rate. The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released its March 2016 quarterly update on custody statistics, which shows the NSW...

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15 Bobbers for the Hon Justice Payne and the Hon Justice Adams

Collegiality

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Anthony Payne & the Hon Justice Natalie Adams. The 15 Bobber is to be held on...

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Tuesday, 3 May 2016. Up for discussion will be The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre. Pierre Lemaitre is a French crime novelist whose latest book...

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Tuesday Yoga classes

The 1.00pm Yoga session held on Tuesdays will be in recess while the May Bar Practice Course is on. Sessions will resume on Tuesday, 31 May. The morning class will continue as per usual.

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Launched: BarBooks cloud based practice management software for Windows and Mac

Promoted by BarBooks

We’re proud to announce our release of our web app today, meaning that all users - whether Windows or Mac - can now use BarBooks cloud-based practice management and...

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New Barristers' Committee Breakfast in Parramatta

The New Barristers’ Committee invites you to join our hosts Magistrate Stafford, Magistrate Tsavdaridis and Chrissa Loukas SC for breakfast in Parramatta on 17 May 2016 from 8am. The breakfast...

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New Barristers' Committee Breakfast in Parramatta

Collegiality

The New Barristers’ Committee invites you to join our hosts Magistrate Stafford, Magistrate Tsavdaridis and Chrissa Loukas SC for breakfast in Parramatta on 17 May 2016 from 8am. The...

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Vale the Hon James Frederick Staples (1929 -2016)

The Hon James Frederick Staples, former barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers and deputy president of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission, died last night. Members will be advised...

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Refugee Law Basics

The Refugee Advice and Casework Service is running a CPD session in Refugee Law Basics. Session attendance gives 1 CPD point. Session time: Wednesday, 4 May 2016 9.30-11.00am. Venue: Allens...

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Rule of Law Institute joins the Bar Association critique of NSW control orders

The Rule of Law Institute of Australia has issued a media release regarding the NSW Government's Serious Crime Prevention Orders legislation. View the media release here.

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Competition Law Conference 2016

This annual one-day conference will be held in Sydney on Saturday 21 May 2016 at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel. The conference, which has been held since 1989, continues to attract about 100...

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Farewell to his Honour Judge Christopher Armitage

The District Court of NSW will hold a ceremony to farewell Judge Christopher Armitage on 6 May 2016 9.00am. President Noel Hutley SC will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar.

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Fee Waiver Policy

The Bar Association has adopted a policy to grant fee waivers to barristers taking parental or carer’s leave. The full policy is available here. In summary, a barrister taking parental leave will...

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Bar FC kick off the 2016 season

Under clear blue skies, Bar FC commenced the season with a 1-1 draw against Sydney Business School (SBS) in the Domain Soccer League today. Against the team who eliminated Bar FC in last years semi...

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AAT on the move

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is moving to a single location at Level 6, 83 Clarence Street, Sydney during May. The AAT’s 580 George Street office will relocate from 16 May 2016 and the...

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Practising Certificate Renewals Update No.2 of 2016

All practising certificate renewal forms were sent out today. If you have not received your forms by this Friday, 29 April, or have any questions regarding its completion, please contact the...

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Special call-over at Parramatta District Court

In view of the significant backlog of District Court trials, a special call-over will be conducted for trials listed at Parramatta District Court during the week commencing 30 May 2016. Practitioners...

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Inaugural William Lee Address hosted by Asian Australian Lawyers Association

The Asian Australian Lawyers Association, NSW branch (AALA) is excited to invite you to attend a panel Q&A session followed by networking drinks for the inaugural William Lee Address on Monday, 2 May...

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Supreme Court seminars for the profession

Members are invited to attend a two-part series of commercial equity seminars on Tuesday, 26 April 2016, at 5.00pm and Thursday, 5 May 2016, also at 5.00pm. Both seminars will be held in Courtroom...

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Support the NSW Bar team in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

The beautiful Autumn running season is upon us. For its second year, the New South Wales Bar is entering a team in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon (Sunday 15 May) to raise money for the...

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Internet and the Law

Promoted by St Aloysius' College Law Lunch

A presentation/ Q&A/ Lunch on Friday, 29 April, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Presentation by Australian High Court Judge, the Hon Mr Justice Stephen Gageler SC. His...

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