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Inbrief

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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New Barristers' Committee April breakfast

Collegiality

The New Barristers’ committee would like to invite you to attend the April breakfast catch-up at Silks Coffee Shop on Tuesday, 4 April. Drop in for a short (or long) period of time...

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Cases to note: High Court decision on the advocate's immunity

The High Court yesterday handed down its decision in Kendirjian v Lepore [2017] HCA 13, an appeal from the New South Wales Court of Appeal regarding the advocate's immunity from suit in relation to...

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Senate passes resolution on cuts to CLCs

The Senate has passed a resolution calling for an immediate reversal of funding cuts to community legal centres and a commitment to sustainable, long term contributions for the legal assistance...

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Amended Motor Accident Injuries Bill

The Motor Accident Injuries Bill 2017 passed the Legislative Council last night. Various amendments were made to the bill in committee on issues including premium adjustment, insurer profit, medical...

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Mary Gaudron portrait on display in the National Portrait Gallery

The Bar Association's portrait of Mary Gaudron is on loan to the National Portrait Gallery until 31 October as part of a "Women in Focus" exhibition.

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Web watch: Legal resources for Brexit

The UK Government has triggered Article 50 and Middle Temple Library has compiled and shared an annotated list of online resources regarding the legal implications of the UK referendum and Brexit.

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The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession

The legal profession in Australia is undergoing rapid, widespread transformation. In response, the Law Society of NSW began the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) Commission of...

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New Land and Environment Court practice notes

The chief judge of the Land and Environment Court has issued new practice notes: Class 1 Development Appeals, which will commence on 27 March 2017; and Class 1, 2 and 3 Miscellaneous Appeals which...

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Have you got your ticket to this year’s Bench and Bar Dinner?

Collegiality

The president and the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2017 Bench & Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place on Friday,...

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Swearing in ceremony for Judge David Michael Wilson SC

David Michael Wilson SC will be sworn-in as a judge of the District Court at a ceremonial sitting on 3 April 2017 at 9.00am. Paresh Khandhar will speak on behalf of the New South Wales Bar....

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CPD Online

The CPD year ends 31st March.If you are missing a CPD point (or two) then CPD online can assist. Many Bar Association seminars from 2011 onwards are online. If the seminar was accompanied by a paper,...

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Coming up in CPD tomorrow lunchtime

Thursday, March 30 2017: "Equitable Compensation for Breach of Confidence" Presented by The Honourable Justice Mark Leeming, Justice of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales and Dr Peter Turner....

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Coming up in CPD tonight

Tuesday, March 28 2017: "Financial Agreements: Pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 Cth Binding? Are they worth the effort?" Presented by Denise Reid and chaired by Ian Coleman SC. For full details...

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TOMORROW: CPD Breakfast

Thomson Reuters invites all members to attend a CPD Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday 29 March. The seminar, ‘Experts and interpreters: non-lawyers essential to the legal system’, will be presented...

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Wanted: mediators

The Workers Compensation Commission invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as a sessional mediator, for a period up to three years. Applications are sought...

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“The law and lawyers: their limits?”

Avoid disappointment - reserve your seat today!

There are still some seats available at the Australian Academy of Law's first of three ethics-themed events, which it is holding in Sydney this year....

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Coming up in CPD this week

Thursday, March 30 2017:"Family Provision claims: recent decisions and practical tips" Presented by Michelle Painter SC and Despina Christofis. Chaired byJane Needham SC. For full details please...

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Coming up in CPD tomorrow

Wednesday, March 29 2017: "Marketing tools and strategies for barristers: Three perspectives" Presented by Tean Kerr, Partner, Lander & Rogers; Michael Green SC, Level 22 Chamber and Jeh Coutinho,...

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New Barristers' Committee April breakfast

Collegiality

The New Barristers’ committee would like to invite you to attend the April breakfast catch-up at Silks Coffee Shop on Tuesday, 4 April. Drop in for a short (or long) period of time...

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CPD Breakfast: ‘Experts and interpreters: non-lawyers essential to the legal system’

Thomson Reuters invites all members to attend a CPD Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday, 29 March. The seminar, ‘Experts and interpreters: non-lawyers essential to the legal system’, will be presented...

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Bathurst CJ to deliver ADC Evening Seminar

The Australian Disputes Centre invites members to its Evening Seminar series, the first of which will be held on 30 March 2017 at 5.45-7.00pm. Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC will deliver "Off with the...

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Opening statement by LCA president at Senate hearing

The president of the Law Council of Australia, Fiona McLeod SC, has appeared before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee's hearing into the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill...

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Specialised Indigenous Lists

Sydney Registry of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit Court in the Sydney Registry is continuing to trial specialised lists for matters involving one or more Indigenous...

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Conference on Professional Firms and Employed Professionals

12 April 2017 - UNSW Centre for Law Markets and Regulation

In 2016 this conference on the modern condition of professions had Richard Susskind speaking on changes associated with technology in...

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