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Inbrief

Retirement of The Honourable Justice Ruth McColl AO

Collegiality

The Honourable Justice McColl AO will retire as a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on Sunday, 27 January 2019.

A formal ceremony to mark this occasion will be...

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Justice defender and Indigenous advocate, Phillip Boulten SC, wins Law Council’s President’s Award

Media Release

Phillip Boulten SC was last night presented Law Council of Australia President's Award. President of the Law Council, Morry Bailes, who presented the award at the Law Council's Annual...

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Bench and Bar Tennis Day 2018

Wellbeing

The annual Bench & Bar Tennis day will be held as usual on the first Tuesday after the end of term, on 18 December 2018 from 9.00am at the Royal Sydney Golf Club. There are 24 spots...

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RACS Fast-Track Judicial Review Workshop

Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) will run another fast track judicial review workshop in Sydney, based on the Law Institute of Victoria training materials. It is scheduled for Monday, 26...

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2020 HAL International Legal Conference, Greece

Save the Date

The Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) is delighted to be hosting a second International Legal Conference in Rhodes, Greece from 5-10 July 2020. Please save the date for...

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Premature Parliamentary vote reinforces need for careful scrutiny of Family Court's Future

Law Reform and Public Affairs

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association Tim Game SC today called on the Australian Senate to carefully scrutinise and put to proof two bills to restructure...

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AAWJ - Invitation to attend a screening of the movie The Judge

The Australian Association of Women Judges invites you to attend a screening of the movie The Judge, which follows one of the first female judges to serve in an Islamic court of law. It has been...

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The Art of Advocacy: Selecting the right vintage for the occassion

The Australian Disputes Centre invites members to join them for their final CPD session for 2018 followed by Christmas drinks.

Ian Davidson SC and Deborah Lockhart will share their significant...

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LCA makes submission on future of the Family Court

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Federal Circuit and Family Court of...

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Legal Aid NSW Back Up Duty Scheme open to applicants

The Back Up Duty Scheme is now open to applicants to express an interest in providing back up duty and urgent casework assistance. The Back Up Duty Scheme operates at courts serviced by Legal Aid NSW...

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In conversation with Hament Dhanji SC

Diversity

Tonight the Diversity and Equality Committee of the NSW Bar Association will host "In Conversation with Hament Dhanji SC". Hament Dhanji SC was appointed as an Advocate for Change by the...

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NSW Bar Choir Christmas Concert - Reminder

The NSW Bar Choir will hold its annual Christmas Concert at St James' Church to raise funds for Minds Count Foundation (formerly named the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation). - Date: Thursday, 29...

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Bench and Bar Tennis Day 2018

The annual Bench & Bar Tennis day will be held as usual on the first Tuesday after the end of term, on 18 December 2018 from 9.00am at the Royal Sydney Golf Club. There are 24 spots available....

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Litigation on two fronts: when family law and criminal law intersect

Coming up in CPD tonight!

In both parenting and financial litigation in courts exercising family law jurisdiction one (or maybe both) of the parties whose relationship has broken down are...

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John Whittle SC (1951 - 2018)

Vale

John Brian Whittle SC, formerly of Frederick Jordan Chambers, passed away today. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are available.

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LCA supports steps toward a National Integrity Commission

Law Reform and Public Affairs

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed steps taken by the parliament to establish a National Integrity Commission and is urging the federal government to support the...

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Bar Council business in 2018

Governance

Bar Council met on 22 February, 8 March, 22 March, 12 April, 26 April in the boardroom of the New South Wales Bar Association.

Matters reported elsewhere in In Brief are omitted from...

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The Holt Prize

The Holt Prize, named after the late Christopher Holt, co-founder of The Federation Press, is awarded biennially to first-time authors of an unpublished legal work of an academic or practical nature....

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2019 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2019 Regional CPD Conferences. For more details about each venue, speakers and the costs involved please click here.

  • Saturday, 23...
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Litigation on two fronts: when family law and criminal law intersect

Coming up in CPD tomorrow!

In both parenting and financial litigation in courts exercising family law jurisdiction one (or maybe both) of the parties whose relationship has broken down are...

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New Lifetime Care and Support Guidelines

Revised Lifetime Care and Support Guidelines were published in the NSW Government Gazette on Wednesday 21 November 2018. The revised Guidelines now apply: - to all new plans and requests for...

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Updates to NSW Police Force website

The NSW Police Force has updated their public website to include a "legal" page that provides information on how to contact the different legal teams, or how & who to serve various court documents in...

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In Conversation with Hament Dhanji SC

Diversity

On Wednesday, November 28, the Diversity and Equality Committee of the NSW Bar Association will host "In Conversation with Hament Dhanji SC". Hament Dhanji SC was appointed as an Advocate...

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2019 Law Society Diary pre-orders open

2019 Law Society Diary pre-orders are now open. Get in quick, stocks are strictly limited. To pre-order click here to visit the Law Society.

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Barristers Classifieds

Member services and benefits

The online Barristers' Classifieds enables every member of the Bar Association to buy or sell chambers, wigs, gowns, law reports and more. Simply login to your member...

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