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Inbrief

PC releases annual report on the justice system

Law reform and public affairs

The Productivity Commmission has today released its annual Report on Government Services (Volume C: Justice). ROGS provides information on the equity, effectiveness and...

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Wanted: judges for Macquarie University Law Society competitions

Mooting

The Macquarie University Law Society is looking for judges to assist with their mooting and client interview competitions. If you are interested in judging any of their competitions, please...

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The definitive list of NSW silks

Legal history

Did you know that the first person appointed to the rank of queen's counsel (QC) was John Hubert Plunkett, on 6 June 1856? The last was Peter Michael Jacobson on 1 December 1992. The...

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Forensic Evidence Workshops for Criminal Law Advocates

The Faculty of Law and School of Psychology, UNSW, the Public Defenders Chambers NSW and the Office of the Director or Public Prosecutions NSW invites Criminal Law Advocates to attend ‘Scientific...

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Chief Justice Kiefel AC sworn-in today

Appointments

The Honourable Susan Kiefel AC was sworn-in as chief justice of the High Court of Australia at a ceremonial sitting in Canberra this morning. A copy of Attorney General George Brandis...

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Forensics Breakfast Series

Promoted by Expert Experts
Seminar series: 7.45am - 8.45am every Wednesday from 15 February - 22 March 2017

Have you ever struggled with how CCTV or other images can be used in court, how to...

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Mark Speakman SC appointed attorney general

Law reform and public affairs

The Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has been appointed as the new attorney general for New South Wales. Mr Speakman's appointment was among a number of changes announced as...

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NSW prison population continues to grow

Law reform and public affairs

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has reported that the state's prison population has continued to grow, reaching 12,729 last December, not counting...

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STEP address: Issues with the use of ADR in will disputes

Promoted by STEP

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by Ian Davidson SC on "Issues with the use of ADR in will disputes". It will be held on Wednesday, 15...

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4th Floor Wentworth Chambers Room For Sale

Member services and benefits

A Phillip Street frontage room has become available on the 4th Floor Wentworth Chambers. 4th Floor Wentworth Chambers is a busy, harmonious and well established floor of...

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Robert Dubler's road to recovery

Philanthropy

Robert Dubler SC, a cherished member of the 12th Floor, became a quadriplegic in May 2016 as a result of a surfing accident. He is working hard at recovery but the road is long,...

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Bar Library overdue notice

Practice support

Members might have received an email from the Bar Library regarding an overdue copy of a Commonwealth statute: Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment)...

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Australia Day Honours

Personalia

The following members of the New South Wales Bar Association have received Australia Day Honours in the Order of Australia:

Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

The Hon Justice...

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40th Anniversary Special Ceremonial Sitting of the Federal Court

Legal history

The Federal Court of Australia will hold a 40th Anniversary Special Ceremonial Sitting on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 at 4.30pm in the No. 1 Courtroom, Level 21, Law Courts Building,...

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Funeral arrangements for William Grant OAM

A funeral will be held for Bill Grant OAM on Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 1.00pm in St Mary’s North Sydney, 264 Miller Street.

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The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AK KBE QC to deliver Sir Garfield Barwick Address

At the lectern

The Sir Garfield Barwick Address Foundation is pleased and honoured to advise that an Address will be delivered by the Hon Sir Anthony Mason AK, KBE, QC at a dinner to be held on...

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LCA Family Law Section seminars

Registration for the 2017 Family Law Intensive series is now open. The Intensive will be presented in Sydney on Saturday, 11 February 2017 (early bird closes 27 January). Further information is also...

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2017 Opening of Law Term Church Service at St James' Church

Members of the New South Wales Bar and the judiciary are invited to attend the 2017 Law Term Church Service at St James’ Anglican Church, 173 King Street on Thursday, 2 February 2017 commencing at...

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2017 Red Mass

The Red Mass for the Opening of Law Term 2017 will be held at St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday, 2 February 2017 at 9.00am. Judges and counsel may robe in the crypt beneath the cathedral from 8.30am.

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William Grant OAM (1951-2017)

Vale

William (Bill) Grant OAM, secretary-general of the Law Council from 2007-2011 and CEO of Legal Aid NSW from 2001-2007 and 2011-2016, has died. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as...

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Law Council backs anti-slavery legislation

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has backed amendments aimed at strengthening the nation’s criminal justice legislative response to human trafficking, slavery, and...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Julia Virgo and James Gibson

Appointments

On Monday, 23 January 2017 at 9.00am there will be a swearing-in ceremony to welcome the appointment of Julia Virgo and James Gibson as magistrates of the Local Court of NSW. The...

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2017 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Registrations are OPEN for the 2017 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 11 March.

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

The conference runs...

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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2017

Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences. The 2017 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations: - Saturday, 18 February:...

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Guidance Note 24 for assessment of permanent impairment under the CTP scheme

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has published Guidance Note 24 - The Urinary and Reproductive System: Assessment of Incontinence for use by all stakeholders in the Assessment of...

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