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Inbrief

The case for a royal commission into conditions in immigration detention

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights invites members to join them for an expert panel discussion seeking to examine the case for a royal commission to investigate the practices of successive...

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Tomorrow: 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Bromwich & her Honour Judge Boyle

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Robert Bromwich and her Honour Judge Elizabeth Boyle. The 15 Bobber is to be held tomorrow, 1...

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Common Law Practice Update 94

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 94, with case notes on section 126 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); sections 5B and 45 of the Civil...

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New Bankruptcy Rules 2016

With effect from 1 April 2016, the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 will replace the current Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2005 and the Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 will...

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Penang Family Law Legal Conference

Promoted by Learned Friends

In July 2016 Learned Friends are travelling to Penang for our first family law legal conference. Speakers include Michael Kearney SC, Peter Campton SC, Suzanne Christie,...

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CPD Tonight: Best practice in professional conduct: the operation of the Best Practice Guidelines

31 Mar 2016 at 5:15 pm Bar Association Common Room

Presented by Penelope Thew Chaired by Anthony McGrath SC

The Bar Association’s Best Practice Guidelines were approved by Bar Council in June...

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2016 Bench & Bar Dinner

The President and the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2016 Bench & Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place on Friday, 6 May in the...

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CPD Tonight: Direct Access Briefs – Avoiding the Pitfalls

30 Mar 2016 at 5:15 pm Bar Association Common Room Presented by Dominic Toomey SC Chaired by Iain Todd

The talk will cover the rules and regulations which apply to direct access briefs, including...

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Practising Certificate Renewals Update No.1

All New South Wales barristers' practising certificates expire on 30 June 2016. A new practising certificate has to have been issued before a barrister may practise on and from 1 July 2016.

All...

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Bench and Bar Lunch

Collegiality

The Bench and Bar Lunch is set to return on 6 April 2016 between 12.45pm to 2.00pm at the Sky Phoenix Restaurant in the Westfield Shopping Centre. More information about the venue and...

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Ceremonial welcome for Judge Elizabeth Boyle

The Federal Circuit Court will hold a ceremonial sitting to welcome Judge Elizabeth Boyle. The ceremony will be held in Courtroom 3C of the Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulburn Street, Sydney, on...

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Life Balance - postponed to Wednesday 8 June

Wednesday 8 June, Bar Association Common Room, please note that this seminar was postponed from the 5 of April. When your life is out of balance it can all seem too hard. You always feel rushed,...

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15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Bromwich & her Honour Judge Boyle

Members of the New South Wales Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Robert Bromwich and her Honour Judge Elizabeth Boyle. The 15 Bobber is to be held on Friday, 1...

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The Mediator Chat is on tonight!

It's not too late to come to this evening's Mediator Chat. Enjoy food and drinks while you collect CPD points. Angela Bowne SC and Mary Rebehy will lead the "chat" on "Mindfulness in Mediation –...

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TOMORROW: Swearing-in ceremony for Anthony Payne SC

Anthony Payne SC will be sworn-in at a ceremonial sitting in the Banco Court at 9.30am tomorrow, 30 March 2016. Attorney General Upton will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar. Barristers...

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Congratulations Ingrid King

Ingrid King, who is a member of the Bar Knitting Club, received a Highly Commended award in the knitting competition at the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Despite not being very good with technology,...

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Appointment of new inspector of custodial services

The Department of Justice today announced the appointment of Fiona Rafter as inspector of custodial services, effective 11 April 2016. The inspector reviews correctional and juvenile justice...

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Appointment to note: Penelope Wass SC

Attorney General Gabrielle Upton has announced the appointment of Penelope Wass SC to the District Court of New South Wales. A swearing-in ceremony will be held in April. Members will be advised of...

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Positions vacant: deputy DPP

$371,510 per annum plus Conveyance Allowance of $20,805 per annum

The attorney general is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as a deputy director of public prosecutions...

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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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CPD Tomorrow: Direct Access Briefs – Avoiding the Pitfalls

30 Mar 2016 at 5:15 pm Bar Association Common Room Presented by Dominic Toomey SC Chaired by Iain Todd

The talk will cover the rules and regulations which apply to direct access briefs, including...

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CPD Tonight: Mediator chat - The NSW Bar Association ADR committee

29 Mar 2016 at 5:30 pm Silks Coffee Lounge 170 Phillip Street “Mediator chat” is an opportunity for mediators at the NSW Bar to get together in an informal social environment, with the bonus...

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Vale the Hon Michael Leader Foster QC (1928-2016)

The Hon Michael Foster QC, former barrister on 7th Floor Selborne Chambers, judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and of the Federal Court, has died. A funeral will be held on Monday, 4 April 2016 at...

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Appointments to the AAT

Attorney-General George Brandis QC has announced 29 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Learn more here.

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Expressions of interest sought: Family Law Settlement Service Panel

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in conjunction with the Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association are appointing a panel of mediators with family law...

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