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Inbrief

Briefs

Members are reminded that briefs should not be left at court but returned to solicitors or destroyed, as appropriate. InBrief has received reports of briefs left in court rooms, robing rooms and...

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Proposed Escrow Payment Service for barristers

Last day for expressions of interest to join a focus & design group

The NSW Bar Association, through Senior Vice-President Arthur Moses SC and the former treasurer, Justin Hogan-Doran, is working on...

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LPAB to launch online admissions

The Legal Profession Admission Board will launch an online portal in early October, with the first day for online applications being 18 November 2016. Learn more here.

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Tonight: WBF meeting

The Women Barristers Forum meeting will be held tonight, 31 August 2016, at 4.45pm in Bar Association Conference Room 3.

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Local launch of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association Inc

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are cordially invited to the NSW launch of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association Inc which will take place in the Banco Court of the Supreme Court...

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ABA-Victorian Bar 2016 National Conference, 27-28 October 2016

The Australian Bar Association and the Victorian Bar have joined forces to deliver a two day conference which brings together the best of the legal profession in this country. The early bird...

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For the diary: HRC launch of Leading for Change

The Human Rights Commission invites members to the launch of Leading for Change: A Blueprint for Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Leadership. It will be held on Tuesday, 20 September 2015 at 9.45am...

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High Court sittings in 2017

The High Court rule appointing the places and days of sittings for 2017 is now available from the Federal Register of Legislation. Download a copy of the High Court (2017 Sittings) Rules 2016 here.

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Mediator Chat in September

The Bar Association's ADR committee invites members to a "mediator chat" and twilight drinks on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 from 5.30pm at Silks Coffee Lounge, 70 Phillip Street.

"Mediator chat" is...

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High Court applications for suppression and non-publication orders

The High Court Amendment (Confidential Documents) Rules 2016 were entered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 29 August 2016. The amendment complements Practice Direction No.1 of...

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Barrister does not mean good communicator

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The Rules of Court and the control that comes from the right to cross examine, can make you feel like an effective communicator as getting your point of view (your...

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2017 Personal Injury Conference: call for papers

The NSW Bar Association's 2017 Personal Injury Conference is scheduled for Saturday, 11 March 2017. The association's Professional Development Department would like to invite members to submit...

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Call for papers: 2017 CPD Conferences

The NSW Bar Association's Professional Development Department invite members to submit suggestions and/or abstracts for papers to be included in the Bar Association's 2017 CPD Conference series. The...

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Bar Book Club meeting in September

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at 6.00pm in the Bar Library. Up for discussion will be I Came to Find a Girl by Jaq Hazell. The Telegraph described it...

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Vale James Merralls AM QC

James Merralls AM QC, editor of the Commonwealth Law Reports for the last 47 years, died last week. The Queensland Law Reporter published this farewell.

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McAvoy SC and Callaghan SC appointed counsel assisting

Peter Callaghan SC and Tony McAvoy SC have been appointed as counsel assisting the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. The royal commission made...

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Second Australian Legal History Tutorial

The Francis Forbes Society will host its second Australian Legal History Tutorial tomorrow at 5.15pm in the Banco Court. The topic will be Roman law and it will be delivered by Justice Emmett.

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Parole release authority and re-offending

The New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that offenders released to parole by the State Parole Authority (SPA parolees) are less likely to re-offend than...

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Proposed Escrow Payment Service for barristers

Presentation and invitation to join a focus & design group

The NSW Bar Association, through Senior Vice-President Arthur Moses SC and the former treasurer, Justin Hogan-Doran, is working on a...

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Court security presentations

The Office of the Sheriff will hold presentations in the Downing Centre and Parramatta on appropriate responses to critical incidents on court premises. These presentations are a response to the...

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Amendment to the Supreme Court Rules

On 1 August 2016, the Supreme Court Rules Committee approved Amendment No 429 to the Supreme Court Rules. The amendments remove a notation regarding the use of a DX address on the self-addressed...

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Accreditation, re-accreditation as mediators

Applications are now open for members wishing to be accredited or re-accredited as mediators with the NSW Bar Association under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS). The accreditation...

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Coming up in CPD tonight

Thursday, 25 August: 'Best Practice - Four Ways to Improve your Mediation Advocacy'. Presented by the ADR Committee. Speakers: Ian Davidson SC and Andrew Fox. Chair: Angela Bowne SC. For full...

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Funeral arrangements for Judge Gregory Farmer SC

A funeral service will be held for his Honour Judge Gregory Farmer SC on Monday, 29 August 2016 at 10.30am in St Mark's Catholic Church, Tranmere Street, Drummoyne. The family has asked in lieu of...

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New measures to reduce District Court delays

Attorney General Gabrielle Upton has announced measures intended to reduce delays in the District Court. The Crimes Procedure Amendment (Summary Proceedings for Indictable Offences) Bill 2016 will...

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