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Inbrief

Request for barristers to judge national equity moot at UNSW

Mooting

The Allen & Overy Private Law Moot is a national mooting competition hosted by UNSW Law. The competition convenors are requesting the assistance of barristers to act as judges in the...

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New North Coast representative for the Bar Association

Governance

Sophie Anderson of Commercial Bank Chambers, Lismore has recently taken up the position of North Coast representative for the Bar Association. Her contact details are below. Commercial...

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Bar FC grind out a hard fought draw

Under cloudy skies on the near perfect Domain pitch, Bar FC battled a younger and fitter side on Wednesday 26 April to pick up a point for a draw.

The opposition started quickly and John Harris in...

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ABA WELCOMES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING INJECTION INTO LEGAL ASSISTANCE SECTOR

The Australian Bar Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years to the community legal assistance sector in...

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Last-minute cancellation of legal assistance funding cuts

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council states that The Federal Government's cancellation of million of dollars worth of cuts to legal assistance services is a huge relief with profound...

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2017 ABA Conference – London and Dublin - Early bird registrations close today Friday 21st April

Specialist Tax Stream: If you’re a tax specialist, the 2017 ABA Biennial Conference should be at the top of your ‘TO DO’ list for 2017. The Specialist Tax Stream features a stellar array of...

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Jane Seymour appointed to Industrial Relations Commission

Appointments

The Minister for Industrial Relations has today announced the appointment of Jane Seymour as a Commissioner of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission. Learn more

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Registrations now open for International Bar Association Conference, Sydney, 8-13 October 2017

The International Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held in Sydney from 8-13 October 2017, and early bird registrations are now open.The preliminary program is available here

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The Hon Peter Hall QC to be recommended for appointment as ICAC Chief Commssioner

The Premier has today announced that the Government is proposing the appointment of former Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Peter Hall QC, as the inaugural Chief Commissioner of the Independent...

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The Kurdiji Project seeks donations to help tackle the problem of indigenous suicide

Philanthropy

Three aboriginal people a week in this country commit suicide, and an indigenous person is four times more likely to take their own life than a non-indigenous person. Despite millions...

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2017 Bench & Bar Dinner – currently sold-out, waitlist open

Collegiality

The 2017 Bench & Bar Dinner is on Friday, 5 May at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. We have currently sold-out of tickets, however more tickets may be released soon. Should you wish to attend...

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Coming up in CPD tonight

Thursday 20 April 2017: ‘Getting Chambers’: presented by Glenn Fredericks (State Chambers), Linda Clarke (2 Wentworth Chambers), Sonia Tame (New Chambers), Russ Johnson (Ground Floor Wentworth...

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Swearing-in ceremony for the Hon Justice Michael Lee

Appointments

The Federal Court of Australia will hold a ceremonial sitting to welcome the appointment of the Hon Justice Michael Lee tomorrow morning at 9.30am. The ceremony will be held in Court 1,...

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Frontiers of Commercial Equity - Conference at University of NSW, Thursday 18 May

The University of NSW is holding a Conference entitled “Frontiers of Commercial Equity” on Thursday 18 May. The event features presentations from leading Equity scholars including The Hon Justice...

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New Barristers Committee Breakfast in Parramatta - 3 May, 8am

Collegiality

The New Barristers Committee invites you to join our hosts, Magistrate Stafford, Magistrate Tsavdaridis and Chrissa Loukas SC for breakfast in Parramatta on Wednesday 3 May 2017. Drop...

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NSW Bar FC kicks off season 2017

Wellbeing

NSW Bar FC opened its Domain Soccer League season today against reigning divisional champions Herbert Smith Freehills. In what many players and on-lookers described as one of the best...

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ADC seminar - mediation of complex multi-party disputes - 20 April 5.45pm

The Australian Disputes Centre is hosting a seminar regarding the mediation of complex multi-party disputes tomorrow 20 April commencing at 5.45pm. The seminar will be presented by John West QC and...

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Trust money accounts – Barrister’s fees in advance – External Examination

Standards

Any barrister who has received fees in advance – that is, as described in the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015 (the LPULAR), money on account of legal costs for...

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Coming up in CPD tonight

Wednesday, 12 April 2017: "Notices of Appeal: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Presented by The Honourable Justice John Basten and The Honourable Justice Anthony Payne. Chaired by The Honourable...

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Bar Association Office and Library hours

Practice support

Members are advised that the Bar Association Office and Library will close early on Thursday afternoon at 4pm ahead of the Easter break. Both the Association's Office and the...

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Register now for the 2017 ABA Conference in London & Dublin

Conferences

The ABA Council is delighted to confirm that the Right Honourable Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will open the ABA 2017 Biennial...

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RACS training session on judicial review of Immigration Assessment Authority decisions, 1 May, 5.30pm

The Refugee Advice and Case Work Service (RACS) is pleased to announce that Nicholas Poynder of Frederick Jordan Chambers will be running a training session for barristers and instructing solicitors...

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Parenting facilities at Courts

The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, located in the Lionel Bowen Building, Goulburn St, Sydney have parenting rooms with changing facilities on levels 4, 5, 6 and 7....

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Tutorials in Australian Legal History commence tomorrow

Legal history

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History is once again presenting a series of tutorials on Australian legal history. All tutorials will be presented in the Banco Court....

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Mentoring Program 2017

Mentoring

Since 2014 the Bar Association has offered junior barristers in their second year at the bar an opportunity to receive guidance and support from leaders in the profession. For senior...

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