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Inbrief

Book launch: Cowen and Zine's Federal Jurisdiction in Australia (4th ed)

The Federation Press invites members to the launch by the Hon Robert French AC and the Hon James Allsop AO of Cowen and Zines's Federal Jurisdiction in Australia 4th edition by Geoffrey Lindell on...

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The Spigelman Public Law Oration and Public Law Section Dinner

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 5:15 Banco Court, level 13, Law Courts Building

The third Spigelman Public Law Oration will be delivered in the Bar Association Common Room at 5.15pm on Tuesday, 22...

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Experts Cross-examination Seminar

Following on from this year’s successful Cross-Examination Workshop, the New Barristers’ Committee will be running a cross-examination of experts seminar on 8 November 2016. This workshop is an...

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The Bar Book Club meets on 2 November

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club will be held on Wednesday, 2 November at 6.00pm in the Bar library. Light refreshments will be served. The book is Dominic Smith’s The Last Painting of Sara de...

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The Federation Press invites submissions for the 2017 Holt Prize

The Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC, the Hon Keith Mason AC QC and Professor George Williams AO will comprise the distinguished judging panel for 2017 Holt Prize, named after the late Christopher Holt,...

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Common Law Practice Update 98

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has published Practice Update 98, with case notes on sections 58 and 62 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); sections 5D and 5R of the Civil...

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Link to Law Council submissions

The New South Wales Bar Association is a constituent body of the Law Council of Australia and its members serve on Law Council committees, working groups and other advisory bodies, assisting in the...

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Coming up in CPD in November

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

Wednesday, 2 November: “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) Awareness Training Seminar” Presented by...

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Election of 2017 Bar Council - the Ballot

Ballot papers for the election of the 2017 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote.

Return of ballot paper The envelope containing the ballot paper must bear the name of the...

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Pink & Blue Ribbon Success!

Philanthropy

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2016 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast held this morning. Through the raffle and donations, just over $6,000 was raised for the National Breast...

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Motor Accidents Compensation Amendment (Claims) Regulation 2016

The Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation has today published a regulation to amend the Motor Accidents Compensation Regulation 2015 to make further provision with respect to the maximum...

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Jane Needham SC wins Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Award for Barrister of the year

Jane Needham SC of 13th Floor St James Chambers, has won the barrister of the year award at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2016. Learn more

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Civil Liability (Non-economic Loss) Amendment Order 2016

The Attorney General has today made an order to adjust, for the year commencing 1 October 2016, the maximum amount that may be awarded for damages for non-economic loss under the Civil Liability Act...

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Experts Cross-examination Seminar

Following on from this year’s successful Cross-Examination Workshop, the New Barristers’ Committee will be running a cross-examination of experts seminar on 8 November 2016. This workshop is an...

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Encroachments on freedoms: The ALRC Freedoms Inquiry

On Thursday 10 November the New South Wales Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee present ‘Encroachments on freedoms: The ALRC Freedoms Inquiry’. Presented by Professor Rosalind Croucher AM...

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15 Bobber tomorrow – His Hon Judge Warwick Hunt

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for His Hon Judge Warwick Hunt. The 15 Bobber will be held tomorrow Friday 28 October in the New South Wales Bar Association...

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Marbury Chambers Full 10 Points CPD Conference - Sunday 30 October 2016

Promoted by Marbury Chambers

Marbury Chambers is holding a full 10 Points CPD Conference on Sunday October 30 2016 at The Library Bar on the first floor of the Crown Hotel, Cnr Goulburn & Elizabeth...

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Australian Law Reform Commission examination into Indigenous incarceration

The Commonwealth Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, today announced that the Federal Government will ask the...

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NSW adult prison population continues to increase

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research today released its September 2016 Quarterly Update of NSW Custody Statistics. The Report indicates that the NSW adult prison population grew by 4.6 per...

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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) Awareness Training Seminar

Diversity

The NSW Bar Association is now a member of Pride in Diversity, the Australian not for profit support program specifically designed to assist member organisations nationally with all...

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Are your cases traumatising you? Understanding and managing vicarious trauma  

Continuing Professional Development

On Wednesday, 9 November 2016 Robyn Bradey, an accredited mental health social worker with over 36 years’ experience, will present "Are your cases traumatising...

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Voicecoach Voice & Performance Skills Workshop

Nervous about your Performance in Court? Voice & Performance Skills Workshops with Lucy Cornell and Christina Koch will be held on 8 and 15 November at 5.00pm in the Bar Association Common Room. The...

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Supreme Court commemoration - On the Eve of Remembrance Day 2016

An event to commemorate the sacrifice and service of the New South Wales Legal Profession in the First World War will be held at Banco Court on 10 November at 5pm. The event, which will be introduced...

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Supreme Court of NSW - Registry business hours and arrangements during the Court vacation period

The Supreme Court of NSW has released details of the registry business hours and other Court arrangements during the law term vacation. Learn more

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New Law Council report calls for national compensation scheme for survivors of slavery and human trafficking

A new report by the Law Council of Australia and Anti-Slavery Australia at UTS has outlined the case for a national compensation scheme for survivors of human trafficking, slavery, and slavery-like...

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