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Inbrief

Bar Practice Course 01-2018 has begun

The May 2018 Bar Practice Course is underway. There are 67 participants - the second highest number in the history of the course. The median age is 36 and women comprise 28 per cent of the group. The...

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Exercise Your Mood

Wellbeing

Did you know that just an hour of exercise a week has a protective effect against depression?Today marks the start of Exercise Your Mood. Between now and 6 May, the Black Dog Institute...

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Request for barristers to judge national equity moot at UNSW

Mooting

The Allen & Overy Private Law Moot is a national mooting competition hosted by UNSW Law. The competition convenors are requesting the assistance of barristers to act as judges in the...

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Part-time employment opportunities wanted for First Nations law students

Diversity

Do you need some clerical, administrative or research assistance to run your practice? If the answer is yes - why not employ a First Nations law student? There are a number of students...

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Upcoming Mediation Training – Starts 16 May

Diversify your professional profile, tailor your advocacy and develop the essential skills to become a practising mediator through the Australian Disputes Centre. The ADC is an established leader in...

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IBA Training on Business and Human Rights

Limited spots available in Sydney

The International Bar Association, in conjunction with the Law Council of Australia, will be running its international-level training on business and human rights...

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Three Public Defender Vacancies

Positions vacant

The attorney general is seeking applications from qualified persons for the appointment of a Deputy Senior Public Defender, a Public Defender based in Sydney and a Public Defender...

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Katrina Dawson Award

Diversity

The Katrina Dawson Award for 2018 has been awarded to Josie Dempster, currently employed as a solicitor at Sparke Helmore in Canberra. Raised in Moruya, she completed a Bachelor of Laws...

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CPD recording: Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas and other Criminal Justice reforms

New committals legislation commenced today

The Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Act 2017 commenced today. This new legislative scheme fundamentally changes the nature of...

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A message to the NSW Bar

New committals legislation commenced today

Following a meeting attended by the President, Councillor Bashir SC, the DPP - Lloyd Babb SC and NSW Police to discuss concerns raised by the Bar...

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Key material on the Public Defenders website

New committals legislation commenced today

A complex new legislative scheme for all indictable matters, involving the abolition of committals as we know them and, for state charges, the introduction...

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For the diary: Space law for lawyers - A new frontier for barristers

Level 22 Chambers is holding a seminar on space law on Thursday, 3 May at 5.30pm. The speakers are expert space lawyers, Professor Steven Freeland, Dean of the School of Law and Professor of...

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Australian Academy of Law Annual Essay Prize

Prizes

The Australian Academy of Law is pleased to announce the offering of its Annual Essay Prize for 2018. The deadline for submitting an essay is 31 August 2018 and persons intending to submit an...

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2018 International Criminal Law Congress - Byron Bay

For the diary

The 2018 International Criminal Law Congress will be held at Byron Bay 3-7 October 2018. The theme of the Congress is "Populism, power and privilege: implications for the criminal...

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Trust money account – Fees in advance

Standards

A reminder for any barristers who, in the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, have received fees in advance, that is, as described in the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application...

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First Aid Course and Defibrillators: special offer for the NSW Bar

Wellbeing

St Johns Ambulance is offering a special deal for members of the NSW Bar to attend their nationally accredited first aid training. On offer are group courses or individual member...

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Tonight: Tutorials in Australian legal history

Legal history

A reminder that the first of the Francis Forbes Society's legal history tutorials for 2018 will be presented tonight, 24 April at 5.15pm in the Banco Court, Queen’s Square by...

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Review of sentencing traffic offenders

Law reform and public affairs

The NSW Sentencing Council has been asked to review the sentencing of repeat traffic offenders who may pose an ongoing risk to the community. Details about the project...

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Common Law Practice Update 105

The Bar Association has published Common Law Practice Update 105, with case notes on sections 94 and 126 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW); sections 5L and 5R of the Civil Liability...

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IBA 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Forum Annual Conference Scholarship

The International Bar Association (IBA) offers scholarships to young lawyers who wish to participate in its Annual Conference, but who may find it financially difficult to do so. Members wishing to...

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Electronic monitoring orders in the news

Law reform and public affairs

Bar Association President Arthur Moses SC has responded to misguided criticism by the Daily Telegraph of the role of the attorney general and the courts concerning...

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Early Appropriate Guilty Pleas mechanism commences 30 April

Law reform and public affairs

The Justice Legislation Amendment (Committals and Guilty Pleas) Act 2017 commences on Monday, 30 April 2018. This new legislative scheme fundamentally changes the...

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LCA welcomes NT youth justice efforts

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the NT Government’s $229.6 million investment for child protection and youth justice but has repeated its call for the NT...

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Request for barristers to judge Senior Mooting Competition at UNSW

Mooting

The Allens Linklaters Senior Mooting Competition is open to senior law students at UNSW. The Competition Directors are requesting the assistance of barristers to volunteer as judges in the...

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District Court & DDT appointment

Appointments

Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of Wendy Strathdee, barrister, to the District Court of NSW and to the Dust Diseases Tribunal. Ms Strathdee will be sworn...

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