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Inbrief

Determination of economic and non-economic losses

Pursuant to s 146 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 the minister for finance, services and property has made the Motor Accidents Compensation (Determination of Loss) Amendment Order 2016...

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Workers compensation indexation

The Workers Compensation (Indexation of Amounts) Amendment Order 2016 (NSW) and the Workers Compensation Amendment (Latest Index Number) Regulation (No.2) 2016 will commence on 1 October 2016 and...

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Changes at Legal Aid NSW

Mr Bill Grant will retire from the position of chief executive officer of Legal Aid NSW in December 2016, as will Mr Steve O'Connor, the deputy CEO. Meanwhile, Mr Richard Funston has been appointed...

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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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Prejudicial material in bail applications

The NSW DPP has, in a letter to the president of the Bar Association, indicated that members of the New South Wales Bar who are concerned that bail reports to be provided to a judicial officer prior...

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Aboriginal trauma, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the juvenile justice system: a volatile cocktail

The NSW Judicial Commission Ngara Yura Committee, the NSW Bar Association Indigenous Barristers’ Trust and the Law Society of NSW Indigenous Issues Committee jointly present "Aboriginal trauma,...

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Senior counsel 2016

The appointment of senior counsel for 2016 will be announced at 1.00pm today. Learn more here.

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Senior counsel appointments for 2016

President Noel Hutley SC has announced that the following applicants have been appointed senior counsel for 2016. The successful applicants, in order of seniority, can be viewed here.

Profiles of...

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Aboriginal trauma, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the juvenile justice system: a volatile cocktail

The NSW Judicial Commission Ngara Yura Committee, the NSW Bar Association Indigenous Barristers’ Trust and the Law Society of NSW Indigenous Issues Committee jointly present "Aboriginal trauma,...

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2016 CIArb Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship 15 – 16 October 2016, Melbourne

Registrations are now open for the 2016 CIArb Accelerated Route Towards Fellowship (ARF) course which will be held from 15 - 16 October at the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

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Tonight in CPD: Proposed Escrow Payment Service for barristers

The NSW Bar Association, through Senior Vice-President Arthur Moses SC and the former treasurer, Justin Hogan-Doran, is working on a project with the National Australia Bank with the aim of providing...

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2016 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast – all welcome

Philanthropy

Members and their friends are invited to the 2016 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 28 October at Verandah Restaurant. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money...

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Seminar on probative value and unfair prejudice

The Public Defenders and the Faculty of Law, University of NSW will host a discussion on Section 137 - probative value and unfair prejudice post IMM v The Queen [2016] HCA 14 with: Judge Dina Yehia...

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Nominations for 2017 Bar Council

Members are reminded that nominations for the 2017 Bar Council must be received by the returning officer** by 4.00pm on Monday, 10 October 2016.**

Nomination forms have been posted to all members....

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Coming up in CPD: Preparing an Appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal

On Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Chrissa Loukas SC will present a practical advocacy seminar on appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal. The seminar incorporates both severity and conviction appeals....

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Recidivism and non-custodial sanctions

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has published Crime and Justice Bulletin 197 August 2016, which analyses the risk of reoffending among adults given non-custodial sanctions....

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Next meeting of the Bar Book Club

Wellbeing

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...

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Final 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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ABA responds to latest BOCSAR report on Indigenous offending and imprisonment

The Australian Bar Association has responded to today’s release of the latest BOCSAR statistics on NSW Indigenous crime and imprisonment, calling on governments to take a closer look at bail...

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Reports to note: trends in Indigenous offending and imprisonment

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has released two reports on Indigenous offending and imprisonment. The high rate of Indigenous incarceration is well-known. What is less well...

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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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The complete list of women who practised at the NSW Bar

The Bar Association is endeavouring to compile a list of all women who practised at the New South Wales Bar. Unfortunately, the historical written record for the early years is sparse.  There are...

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Immigration Advice and Rights Centre movie night

The Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) is holding a movie night to raise funds for its Domestic Violence Program. Come and see Life, Animated (Rated PG, 1hr 30 mins) at the Dendy Cinemas,...

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2016 Salvos Legal Lecture Series

The Salvos Legal Lecture Series will be held on Saturday, 12 November 2016 and the theme will be "Mental Health and the Law".

The program features expert speakers addressing a range of topics...

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Tuesday lunchtime yoga classes are back

Attention yogis: the Tuesday 1.00pm yoga classes have resumed, following completion of the Bar Practice Course. For more information please contact Jolie on 0414 092 502.

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