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Inbrief

Supreme Court Equity Division - Online Court Protocol

Practice and procedure

The Chief Justice, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC, has today issued Practice Note SC EQ 14 – Online Court Protocol. Click here for a copy.

The Protocol commences...

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By popular demand Companion Special Extended to 14 September

Announcing the extension of the Companion Special for the rise2018 National Conference. Purchase a ticket for yourself and one or more colleagues and receive 50% off your ticket. Click here for full...

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Save the date: 2019 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Continuing Professional Development

The 2019 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held on Saturday 16 March.

Speaker details and online registration will be made available over the...

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For the diary: 2019 CLANT Bali Conference

The Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) will host its 17th biennial criminal law conference on 22 to 28 June 2019. The "Bali Conference" as it is known, was launched back...

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Malaysian Bar calls for abolition of corporal punishment

Law reform and public affairs

The Malaysian Bar has issued a media release expressing opposition to corporal punishment after two women were fined and sentenced to six strokes of the cane for being...

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The Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers

Diversity

The Women Barristers Forum and the WLA NSW will host the biannual Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers on Friday, 14 September 2018 at 1.00pm in the The Women’s Club, Level 4,...

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rise2018 Companion Special - valid until 31 August 2018

Book now to take advantage of the Companion Special for the rise2018 National Conference. Book two or more tickets in the same transaction and save 50% of the second registration. Why not book with...

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Discussions with the CDPP

Message from President Arthur Moses SC

As a result of representations from members of the junior bar in relation to fee rates and payment for preparation time, I have held a meeting with the...

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Discussions about The Red Haired Woman - another day at the Bar Book Club

Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Book Club will be on 4 September and we will be discussing The Red Haired Woman by Orhan Pahmuk. You will find some reviews here and here. We meet at 6.00pm in the...

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2019 Regional Conference Series

Call for papers

The Bar Association's Professional Development Department invites members to submit suggestions and/or abstracts for papers to be included in the association's 2019 CPD Conference...

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Hearts for Arts Law Committee Comedy Night

Philanthropy

The Hearts for Arts Law Committee consists of young lawyers and barristers who have come together to raise funds in support of the Arts Law Centre of Australia. The patron for the Arts...

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Tonight: Bar Knitting Group

Wellbeing

The Bar Knitting Group will meet tonight from 6.00pm in the Bar Library. Bring your own needles and wool etc. If you don’t have a project, or don’t know how to knit/crochet and want to...

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Family Conflict in later life - The role of Mediation and the issues of Elder Abuse

The Australian Disputes Resolution Association invite you to attend this one-day workshop which includes three specialist speakers and a panel discussion at the end.

Date: Thursday 13 September...

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Legal Aid NSW Appellate Criminal Law Barrister Panel

The Legal aid NSW Appellate Criminal Law Barrister Panel is open for new applications and reappointments closing on 8 October 2018.

The panel is open to junior counsel only and applies to the...

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Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference

Conferences

The Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand are holding their annual conference in NSW in the Blue Mountains at the beautiful Hydro Majestic between 10-12 October 2018. To...

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Bar Association joins LCA criticism of family law merger timetable

Law reform and public affairs

President Arthur Moses SC has issued a media statement in support of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Society of NSW in expressing concern at the inadequate...

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Just Music

Back by popular demand

The Law Society of NSW invites you to celebrate justice and applaud the creativity of the legal community at the Just Music concert on Friday, 31 August 2018 at 7.00pm in the...

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Save the date: Introduction to the Aboriginal Land Rights System in NSW

Professional development

On Tuesday, 18 September, the NSW Judicial Commission Ngara Yura Committee, the Bar Association’s First Nations Committee and the Law Society of NSW Indigenous Issues...

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Moses SC at the WLA Conference

President Arthur Moses SC attended the 7th National Conference of the Australian Women Lawyers Conference on Saturday, 25 August and participated in the panel discussion led by Kate Eastman SC on...

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NSWLRC CP 20: Access to digital assets upon death or incapacity

Law reform and public affairs

The New South Wales Law Reform Commission has begun an inquiry into the laws that affect access to a NSW person's digital assets after they die or become incapacitated....

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New Sentencing legislation commences 24 September 2018

On 24 September, the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017 commences. Members can view a CPD on the Sentencing Reforms on CPD Online. The seminar was chaired by...

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Ethical Guidance Scheme

Standards

The New South Wales Bar Association conducts an Ethical Guidance Scheme whereby barrister members can seek urgent ethical guidance. The Scheme operates in the following manner:

Barristers...

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Commemoration Dinner Paul Mason

Paul Mason, formerly of North Coast Chambers Lismore, died last Wednesday. A commemoration dinner to celebrate his life will be hosted by the Far North Coast Family Legal Practitioners Association...

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Katrina Dawson Award

Diversity

The Katrina Dawson Award for 2018 has been awarded to Ashley Cameron, a senior associate at HWL Ebsworth (formerly TressCox). Ashley graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a...

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Fact Sheet - Attorney General's Rates for Legal Representation

The Attorney General has released a Fact Sheet on the rates for Legal Representation as at 1 August 2018. More information is available here.

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