Inbrief

Remembering Katrina Dawson

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Friends and family of Katrina Dawson gathered yesterday evening in the Common Room to honour the first three recipients of the Bar Association's Katrina Dawson Award: Claire Palmer, Josie Dempster...

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Bar Council of the Western Australian Bar Association

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The Western Australian Bar Association held their Annual General Meeting on 24 October 2018 and the following members were elected to Bar Council for 2018-2019:

President: Stephen Davies SC

Vice...

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Fair Treatment Campaign Event - the long walk to treatment

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Fair Treatment Campaign Event – the long walk to treatment is being held on Friday 2 November at 12.30pm

The NSW Bar Association is a member of the Fair Treatment campaign for drug law reform....

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Inner City Legal Centre - Transgender Day of Remembrance

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On Tuesday the 20th of November, Inner City Legal Centre we will be hosting a breakfast at Clayton Utz to honour and remember those who have suffered violence as a result of transphobia. The keynote...

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WBF Cocktails and Canapes to celebrate the women silks of 2018

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Diversity

The Women Barristers Forum invites members to join them for cocktails and canapes at the Verandah Bar Restaurant on Wednesday 7 November from 5.30 - 7.30pm, to celebrate the appointment of...

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CPD Tonight: Appearing before Tribunals

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Continuing Professional Development

Please join Deputy Presidents of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal as they discuss tips for effective...

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

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CPD Save the Date!

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 simultaneously...

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Book Launch: The Future of Australian Legal Education

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You are warmly invited to the launch of the book, The Future of Australian Legal Education, by the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO, the President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. The book,...

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Media Release - ABA rejects recent analysis of Federal Court judges’ productivity

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The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has published a media release expressing its deep concern regarding recent attacks on Federal Court of Australia judges’ productivity which portrays the process...

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Retirement Ceremony for The Hon Justice Mark Le Poer Trench

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A ceremonial sitting of the Family Court will be held in Courtroom 7C, Level 7, Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulburn Street, Sydney, at 4:30pm on Thursday, 1 November 2018 to farewell the Honourable...

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District Court delays and resourcing - ABC News Article

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Advocacy

ABC TV News featured a story last night on District Court resourcing, featuring comments from President Arthur Moses SC welcoming the appointment of seven additional judges, but also...

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

Wellbeing

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...

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Malcolm Turnbull to be Guest of Honour - rise2018 Formal Dinner - Register Now!

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Registrations close 5 November, register here now!

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, former prime minister of Australia, will join guests at the conference’s black tie dinner on Friday, 16 November. An...

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Tonight: The 2018 Plunkett Lecture - “The Royal Prerogative of Mercy”

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Legal History

On Monday, 29 October 2018 the attorney general of New South Wales, the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP, will deliver the 2018 Plunkett Lecture at 5.15 pm in the NSW Bar Association Common...

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Pre-trial disclosure amendment commences 2 November

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Practice and procedure

The Criminal Procedure Amendment (Pre-Trial) Disclosure Act 2018 commences on Friday, 2 November 2018. The Act gives effect to recommendations of the statutory review of the...

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Amendment to the High Court Rules

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Practice and procedure

The High Court Amendment (Constitutional Writs and Other Matters) Rules 2018 will commence on 1 November 2018. Following a review of the provisions in the High Court Rules...

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Defamation law reform in an online world

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Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council will host two seminars in Sydney on comparative law issues in defamation law reform - on 31 October and 8 November 2018. Speakers include Michael Sexton...

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WBF Cocktails and Canapes to celebrate the women silks of 2018

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Diversity

The Women Barristers Forum invites members to join them for cocktails and canapes at the Verandah Bar Restaurant on Wednesday 7 November from 5.30 - 7.30pm, to celebrate the appointment of...

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Additional judges welcome but District Court review still needed

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Message from President Arthur Moses SC

President Arthur Moses SC has welcomed today’s announcement by Attorney General Mark Speakman SC of an additional seven permanent judges for the District...

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Election of the 2019 Bar Council - the ballot

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Governance

Ballot papers for the election of the 2019 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. Ballot papers received after 1.00pm on Thursday, 1 November 2018 will not be...

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Appearing before Tribunals

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Continuing Professional Development

Please join Deputy Presidents of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal as they discuss tips for effective...

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Swearing-in for Lea Armstrong - Correction - held at 9.15am

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Appointments

Lea Armstrong will be sworn-in as a Supreme Court judge and as president of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at **9.15am in the Banco...

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Change of Venue - Appearing before Tribunals

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Wednesday, October 31 2018 - Appearing before Tribunals

Please join Deputy Presidents of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal as they...

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Bar President supports Tasmanian Criminal Defence Lawyers

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Message from President Arthur Moses SC

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Arthur Moses SC, has today supported the president of the Law Society of Tasmania, Will Justo, in...

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GayBar Drinks

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Diversity

LGBTQIA identifying members of the Bar, and allies, are warmly invited to the second social gathering, GayBar, to be held at Martin Place Chambers on 7 December 2018 at 6.00pm.

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