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Inbrief

2017 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture and Centenary Conference

At the lectern

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...

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Arts Law's art sale fundraiser

Philanthropy

Arts Law and Martin Place Chambers will host an art sale fundraiser on Thursday, 2 November 2017 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Learn from experts about the art for sale and add to your...

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NSWLRC review of community legal centres

Access to justice

The New South Wales Law Reform Commission will review NSW government support for community legal centres, including the type, scope and geographic spread of services offered. The...

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Senior Counsel appointments for 2017

Standards

President Arthur Moses SC has announced the names of 11 barristers who have been appointed Senior Counsel. The successful applicants for 2017, in order of their length of service at the...

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2018 Conferences - invitation for abstracts and papers

Call for papers - Final Call

The Bar Association's Professional Development Department invites members to submit suggestions and/or abstracts for papers to be included in the association's 2018 CPD...

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Senior counsel 2017

The appointment of senior counsel for 2017 will be announced at 1.00pm today. Learn more here.

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Bar Association annual general meeting and election timetable

Governance

The Bar Association’s AGM will be held on Thursday, 2 November at 5.00pm, in the Common Room. The election ballot closes at 1.00pm that day and counting commences on the morning of...

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Forbes Lecture for 2017 is on tonight!

Legal history

Members are invited to attend this year's Forbes Lecture, which will be delivered by Justice Margaret Beazley AO, president of the Court of Appeal. It is titled, "An insight into...

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World Day Against the Death Penalty

Seminars

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 will be the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty and to mark the
occasion, Reprieve Australia invite members of the New South Wales Bar to a seminar by...

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ALRC review of the Family Law System

Law reform and public affairs

Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis yesterday announced that the Australian Law Reform Commission would undertake a comprehensive review of the family law...

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Legal Aid NSW Complex Criminal Law Barrister Panel

Panels

The Legal Aid NSW Complex Criminal Law Barrister Panel (formerly known as the Specialist Barrister Panel (Complex Criminal Law) is open for applications by new applicants and panel barristers...

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New Barristers' Committee Breakfast in Parramatta - 20 October 2017

Collegiality

The New Barristers’ Committee invites you to join our hosts Magistrate Stafford and Magistrate Tsavdaridis for breakfast in Parramatta on 20 October 2017 from 8am. The breakfast will...

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NCAT Legal Bulletin No 8 of 2017

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has publishes the NCAT Legal Bulletin – an e-newsletter highlighting interesting case law from NCAT’s jurisdiction, and other useful information...

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Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride

Philanthropy

Nathan Avery-Williams took part in the Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride last Sunday. Thanks in part to the generosity of the New South Wales Bar, he raised $2,213, while his team raised...

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The Future of Hong Kong: 20 Years After Handover

Of interest to members

Twenty years ago, Britain handed over the colony of Hong Kong to Mainland China. Fast forward to the present, and the relationship between the Mainland and its Special...

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Swearing-in ceremony for Gartelmann SC

Appointments

Timothy Gartelmann SC has been appointed as a judge of the District Court of New South Wales. A formal ceremony to honour this occasion will be held in the John Maddison Tower on Level...

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National Model Equitable Briefing Policy Report

Diversity

The Bar Association adopted the National Model Equitable Briefing Policy on 1 September 2016. As a briefing entity, the association is required to report and is pleased to report that from...

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2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast – All welcome

Philanthropy

Members and their friends are invited to the 2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 27 October at Verandah Restaurant. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money...

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2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast – All welcome

Philanthropy

Members and their friends are invited to the 2017 Pink & Blue Ribbon Breakfast on Friday, 27 October at Verandah Restaurant. Come and enjoy a two-course breakfast and help raise money...

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Health Law Masterclass

Seminars

On Friday, 6 October, from 9.00am to 4.00pm Sydney Law School and QUT School of Law are co-hosting a Health Law Masterclass on recent developments in health law practice and regulation....

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Kaldor Centre Conference 2017: The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration

Conferences

In 2018, world leaders will adopt two landmark documents – a Global Compact on Refugees, and a Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration. Bringing together leading...

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AACL seminar - Scholarship, Advocacy and Judgment

Seminars

Australian Association of Constitutional Law will host a special panel discussion on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 between The Hon Robert French AC, Professor Adrienne Stone and Dr Ruth Higgins....

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

Collegiality

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend an event for Mr David Bennett AC QC, celebrating his 50 years at the Bar. It will be held Friday, 20 October in the New South...

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Proposed Commercial Law Section of the New South Wales Bar

For many years, members of the NSW Bar have organised a series of occasional seminars, and lectures and an annual dinner under the banner of the Public Law Section of the Bar. In response both to the...

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A Day of Practical Advocacy at Newcastle

Conferences

Spaces are running out so please register soon for the Public Defenders’ "Day of Practical Advocacy" at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday, 28 October 2017. Learn more here.

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