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Inbrief

Law Courts Building will be closed for the remainder of the week

News

The Law Courts Building will be closed for the remainder of this week. Some Supreme Court matters have been listed at alternative venues. Please check Supreme Court Web site. In Brief will...

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Coming up in CPD in November

Monday, November 06 2017: 'A white coat view of black robe health'

Presented by Professor Matthew Large, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and chaired by Arthur Moses SC. For full details please download...

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NSW Bar Association CPD Conferences 2018

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here

  • Saturday, 17...
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Forbes Society AGM

Legal history

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History will hold its 2017 AGM on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, commencing at 5.15pm in the Bar Association Common Room. Download the...

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NSWLRC review of the laws relating to beneficiaries of trusts

Law reform and public affairs

The NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) has released Consultation Paper 19 - Laws Relating to Beneficiaries of Trusts. Further information on the review may be found here....

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Coming up in CPD this week

Thursday, November 02 2017: 'The challenges of trying international crimes today: the legal and political dimensions'.

Presented by Judge David Re, international judge of the Special Tribunal for...

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AG farewells two magistrates

Retirements

Attorney General Mark Speakman has paid tribute to the state's longest-serving magistrates who retire in coming days, Peter Miszalski and Darryl Pearce. Learn more here.

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ALHR Human Rights Dinner

Philanthropy

Please join Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) for a fundraising evening on Friday, 10 November 2017 at 7.00pm in Sky Phoenix Restaurant, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney. Special guests...

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How to be ethical in the practice of law

Ethics

President Arthur Moses SC will join a panel of experts for a discussion on "How to be ethical in the practice of the law: can it be taught?" The discussion, to be moderated by the Hon...

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The 34th Great Bar Boat Race - 2017 Invitational Challenge

Wellbeing

The 34th Great Bar Boat Race will be held on Monday, 18 December 2017 beginning in the vicinity of Shark Island / Point Piper and finishing at Store Beach. Solicitors are invited to...

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Law Courts Building, Queens Square will be CLOSED on Monday, 30 October

The President has received notification from Chief Justice TF Bathurst AC that the Law Courts Building, Queens Square will be closed on Monday, 30 October 2017 due to an issue relating to the...

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2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

Registrations are now open for the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law 2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner, to be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday, 23 February 2018.

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The 2017 Annual Plunkett Lecture

Legal history

** Thursday, 9 November 2017:** Mark Tedeschi AM QC will deliver the Annual Plunkett Lecture on 9 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, to be chaired by the...

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Lord Howe Island Conference

Promoted by Learned Friends

In April 2018 (7 – 14 April) Learned Friends is holding a Conference on Lord Howe Island. This will be the 5th conference Learned Friends has held on the island....

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Criminal justice legislation factsheets

Last week the NSW Government passed a number of significant pieces of criminal justice legislation through the State Parliament. That legislation included the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment...

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For Remembrance Day 2017

Legal history

The Supreme Court will commemorate the sacrifice and service of the New South Wales Legal Profession in the First World War on Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the Banco Court,...

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2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture and Centenary Conference

The 2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will delivered by The Hon James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia on 1 November 2017 at 5.30 pm in the New South Wales Bar Association...

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John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship - applications now open

Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship (Koowarta Scholarship) are now open. Applications close on 8 December 2017. The successful applicant will receive...

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50 years of UNCITRAL - What's next?

International trade law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was founded 50 years ago. The United Nations Day Lecture will be held on Thursday, 9 November 2017 in...

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The 2017 Annual Plunkett Lecture

Legal history

** Thursday, 9 November 2017:** Mark Tedeschi AM QC will deliver the Annual Plunkett Lecture on 9 November 2017 at 5.15pm in the NSW Bar Association Common Room, to be chaired by the...

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The Uluru Statement will be live-streamed

Law reform and public affairs

Tonight seminar on the Uluru Statement From the Heart, a joint initiative of the NSW Judicial Commission, the Bar Association and the Law Society of NSW, will be...

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The Uluru Statement - tomorrow

Law reform and public affairs

Members are invited a discussion on the Uluru Statement From the Heart, which was issued on 26 May 2017 at the First Nations' National Constitutional Convention. This...

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Save the dates: CPD Conference Dates 2018

The Bar Association's CPD conference program for 2018 will be released shortly. In the meantime members may wish to note the dates and venues: - Saturday, 17 February 2018 - North Coast - Saturday,...

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2017 Child Representation Conference

Conferences

Do you represent children in the Family or Care and Protection jurisdictions? Would you benefit from some skill based training to enhance your work with children and young people? Legal...

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Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Lecture

The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Lecture for 2017 will be delivered by Magistrate David Heilpern at 6.00pm on Wednesday, 25 October in the Federal Court, Queens Square. Bookings are essential....

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