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Bar Association sponsors TLC tenth anniversary seminars

Toongabbie Legal Centre is marking its 10th anniversary by hosting 10 free Saturday legal seminars for the community. The Bar Association is one of the principal sponsors and barristers such as Kate...

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Last chance to nominate for the 2017 Human Rights Awards

Awards

There's still time to nominate for the 2017 Human Rights Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals, organisations and businesses to the field...

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Amendment to the Federal Circuit Court Bankruptcy Rules

Practice and procedure

The Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Amendment (Insolvency and Other Measures) Rules 2017 will come into effect on 1 September 2017. View the Rules here.

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2017 Justice 4 Refugees Cocktail Evening

Philanthropy

On behalf of the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), the New South Wales Bar Association invites all members of the NSW Bar to be our guest at the Justice 4 Refugees (J4R)...

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State Insurance Regulatory Authority releases Guidance Note 25

The Permanent Impairment Guidelines Interpretation Group (PI-GIG) was formed in November 2008 to provide expert and considered advice on any anomalies in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP scheme Permanent...

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Clients with impaired mental capacity

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Therese Catanzariti of 13 Wentworth and Psychologist Alicia Tyler discuss the duty to identify and investigate a client’s possible impaired mental capacity and how to do...

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Courtbinder.com: PDF collation for litigators

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Family Law Amendment (Insolvency Law Reform) Rules 2017

Practice and procedure

The Family Law Amendment (Insolvency Law Reform) Rules 2017 have been issued by the judges of the Family Court. The amendments are to commence on 1 September 2017. Learn more...

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Legal Aid NSW Annual Care and Protection Conference

Conferences

Members who represent parents and/or children in the care and protection jurisdiction are invited to the Legal Aid NSW Care & Protection Conference on Friday, 1 September 2017. Among the...

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IBA Conference Sydney 2017: transferable tickets discount offer ends 31 August.

Conferences

Members wishing to attend the International Bar Association (IBA) Conference in Sydney (8 - 13 October) have until 31 August to take advantage of the IBA's transferable ticket offer,...

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Tonight: WBF Drinks Night

Collegiality

All members are invited to the Women Barristers Forum drinks at the Verandah Bar tonight, from 5.30pm.

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Legal representation must be available to all, not a select few

Media release

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association Arthur Moses SC and the President of The Law Society of NSW Pauline Wright have expressed their concern at comments by Federal...

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Judicial retirement age increase can bring wider benefits for the justice system

Law reform and public affairs

The president of the New South Wales Bar Association, Arthur Moses SC, today expressed support for an increase in the statutory judicial retirement age in NSW from 72...

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Australian Academy of Law: Patron's Address 2017

Addresses

Coming up soon! Academy of Law’s 2017 Patron’s Address "The International Court of Justice as a Working Court", to be delivered by His Excellency Judge James Crawford AC SC FBA, Judge...

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Renwick SC appointed INSLM

Appointments to note

Dr James Renwick SC has been appointed as the independent national security legislation monitor, effective 24 August 2017 to 30 June 2020.

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15 Bobber- Mr David Bennett AC QC - Celebrating 50 Years at the Bar

Collegiality

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for Mr David Bennett AC QC, celebrating his 50 years at the Bar. The 15 Bobber will be held Friday, 20 October in...

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Message from President Arthur Moses SC

Standards

Dear members,

A number of recent incidents have prompted me to write to remind members that electronic communication - including email and the use of all forms social media - requires the...

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Judicial communication and access to justice

At the lectern

Members are invited to a symposium on 7 September 2017 hosted by the UTS China Law Research Group on Digital Technology. Titled 'Judicial Communication and Access to Justice:...

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Courtbinder.com: PDF collation for litigators

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Brett Shields to be sworn-in as a magistrate

Appointments

Brett Shields will be sworn-in as a magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales on Monday, 28 August 2017 at 9.00am in Courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre. Greg Antipas will speak...

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Clement Arthur Mitchelmore (1931-2017)

Vale

Clement Arthur Mitchelmore, retired District Court judge, died on 15 August 2017 and was buried at a private ceremony.

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Alan Anthony McDevitt

Vale

Alan Anthony McDevitt, retired District Court judge, died on 19 August 2017. A Requiem Mass to celebrate his life will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church, North Sydney on Monday, 28 August...

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The First Five Years: early learning experiences

Member services and benefits

Guardian Early Learning Group invites members to join them at the Hilton Hotel Sydney for an evening with early childhood expert, Dr Elanna Yalow, as she discusses 'The...

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Freedom of Speech and the Case for Defamation Law Reform

Coming up in CPD - Tonight

Tonight, 24 August 2017, there will be a CPD seminar on Freedom of Speech and the Case for Defamation Law Reform. It will be presented by Professor David Rolph and chaired...

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Reg Bartley AM

Vale

Reg Bartley AM, magistrate from 1963 to 1985 and chairman of the Licensing Court of NSW and Liquor Administration Board from 1979 to 1985, died on 18 August 2017, aged 92. He was the author and...

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