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Inbrief

Five appointments to the District Court of NSW

Attorney General Gabrielle Upton yesterday announced the appointment of five new judges to the NSW District Court. The appointees are: Nicole Noman SC, Philip Ingram SC, Jeffery McLennan SC and...

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Coming up in CPD next week

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

Monday 1 August: "Leaner and Greener: Top Tech Tips for a more Portable Practice" Presented by Dermot Ryan SC and Adam...

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Applications for appointment as senior counsel close today

President Noel Hutley SC invites applications for appointment as senior counsel for 2016. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm today. Applications must be completed online. A photograph must be...

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15 Bobber – His Hon Judge Robert Montgomery

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for his Hon Judge Robert Montgomery. The 15 Bobber will be held on Friday, 12 August 2016 in the New South Wales Bar Association...

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Life without parole in Louisiana

In September 2015 InBrief reported that Bernadette O’Reilly, barrister at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers and Angela Jones, solicitor at Legal Aid NSW, had volunteered for the Innocence Project in New...

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Kidnapped shortlisted for Australian Crime Writers Association award

Mark Tedeschi QC's book Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation was short listed last night in the True Crime category for the Ned Kelly Awards. Kidnapped was reviewed in the Winter 2016 edition...

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Bar Council business for April-June 2016

Bar Council met on 7 April, 12 May, 26 May and 9 June 2016 in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association. Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from this summary of Bar Council...

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Applications for appointment as senior counsel close this Friday

President Noel Hutley SC invites applications for appointment as senior counsel for 2016. The deadline for applications is this Friday, 29 July at 5.00pm. Applications must be completed online. A...

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Learned Friends London Legal Conference

Promoted by Learned Friends

Learned Friends will hold its London Legal Conference in September 2016. Topics will include "EU challenges for UK lawyers", "Ethical challenges for the 21st century...

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Tonight: Australian Legal History Tutorial

A major activity for the Forbes Society in recent years has been the conduct of tutorials on Australian legal history. Despite a delayed start, the tutorials are continuing again this year. The...

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Does social media beef up the bottom line?

A seminar will be held in the Common Room at 5.15pm on Wednesday 3 August 2016. "Does social media beef up the bottom line?" Presented by Louise Jackson. Chaired by Michelle Painter SC. For full...

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2016 Common Law Drinks

Collegiality

Judges, barristers and Clerks are invited to attend the 2016 Common Law Drinks on Friday, 2 September. The drinks will be held in the Club Bar at Hotel CBD, 52 King Street, Sydney. The...

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Bar FC remain undefeated

Play today resumed in the Domain Soccer League after two weeks of wash outs. Bar FC came up against Announcer FC, a team who clearly have an age limit of thirty. After the final whistle, a 0-0 draw...

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Bret Walker SC to deliver the 2016 Hal Wootten Lecture

Thursday 4 August 2016 - Registrations now open!

Bret Walker SC will deliver UNSW Law’s annual Hal Wootten Lecture at 6.30pm on Thursday, 4 August at UNSW’s Kensington Campus. Bret Walker SC...

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LCA supports royal commission

The Law Council of Australia today offered its full support for a royal commission into the abuse of children in detention in the Northern Territory, and called for it to examine an apparent culture...

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Tonight: Supreme Court Equity seminar for the profession

Members are invited to the Supreme Court's Equity seminar, to be held in the Banco Court on tonight at 5.00pm. Speakers will include the Hon Justice Bergin, the Hon Justice Sackar and the Hon Justice...

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ADR Benefits Ball and Australian ADR Awards Night

The Australian Disputes Centre invites members of the Bar Association to the ADR Benefits Ball and Australian ADR Awards Night, on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at the Australian Golf Club. Celebrate 30...

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Book launch

Bar, Bench and Land Law, by John P Bryson

The Hon Keith Mason AC QC will speak when this book of essays by John Bryson QC is launched at the Union, University and Schools Club at 11.30 am on...

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Applications for appointment as senior counsel close this Friday

President Noel Hutley SC invites applications for appointment as senior counsel for 2016. The deadline for applications is Friday 29 July at 5.00pm. The principles governing selection and appointment...

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Newcastle Bar Association annual dinner

The Newcastle Bar Association held its Annual Dinner on Friday, 22 July 2016 at the Newcastle Club. The guest speaker for the evening was the Honourable Justice Ward of the NSW Court of Appeal, who...

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LCA urges caution over post-sentence controls

The Law Council of Australia is urging the Australian Parliament to proceed cautiously with proposals to introduce new legislation that would allow jailed terrorists who still pose a risk when their...

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2016 Judicial Q&A – event for under 7s

Last day to register!

Barristers under 7 years call are invited to the Judicial Q&A event – a great opportunity for under 7s to meet, greet and ask questions of the panel and socialise together....

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2016 ADR Masterclass

Members are invited to attend the 2016 Mediation Masterclass to be held on Saturday, 13 August in the Hyde Park Room at the Sheraton on the Park. This year's BarADR event is designed as an...

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Crown rates for junior and senior counsel

As a result of negotiations between the Bar Association and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton, the Attorney General's Rates for junior and senior counsel will be increased by 11.5% based on the CPI...

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15 Bobber – His Hon Judge Robert Montgomery

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for his Hon Judge Robert Montgomery. The 15 Bobber will be held on Friday, 12 August 2016 in the New South Wales Bar Association...

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