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Inbrief

Appointments of the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia (FED)

Appointments

Attorney-General, Christian Porter announced yesterday the appointment of the new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. "The new Chief Justice of the...

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The Motor Accident Injuries Amendment (Indexation) Regulation 2018

The Motor Accident Injuries Amendment (Indexation) Regulation 2018 (the Regulation) has been published on the NSW legislation website.

The NSW Government committed to regular indexation of maximum...

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Civil Liability (Non-economic loss) Amendment Order 2018 (NSW)

Practice and procedure

The object of the Civil Liability (Non-economic Loss) Order 2010 is to adjust, for the year commencing 1 October 2018, the maximum amount that may be awarded for damages for...

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Robert David Harding SC (1946-2018)

Vale

Robert David Harding SC, former barrister, who was called to the Bar in 1977 passed away on Monday.

A private funeral service will be held next week for family and close friends.

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Minds Count Lecture

Wellbeing

The Minds Count annual lecture will take place on Monday 12 November 2018, 5.45pm for 6.00pm start – 8.00pm at Federal Court, Sydney.

As mental health challenges generally increase, it...

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Everything you wanted to ask a judge but are too afraid to ask

The New Barristers’ Committee will again host the Judicial Q&A panel in the Bar Common Room on Thursday, 25 October at 5.15pm. As usual, the Q&A will feature a panel of judges who will answer your...

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Announcement of Senior Counsel Appointments

Appointments

President Arthur Moses SC advises members of the NSW Bar Association that an announcement of senior counsel appointments for 2018 will be made on Friday, 5 October 2018.

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Book your summer holiday now

Member services and benefits

Your Bar Association member benefits are perfect for planning your summer travels. You can save hundreds when booking your weekend trips, summer holidays and activities....

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15 Bobber- Ms Kelly Rees SC - Appointment to the Supreme Court of NSW

Collegiality

Members of the NSW Bar Association are invited to attend the 15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Kelly Rees, celebrating her recent appointment to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The 15...

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Message from the Bar Knitting (not only knitting) Group

Wellbeing

Click here to see a photo of our recent meeting. Aren’t you sorry you didn’t make it? By popular demand, at our next meeting we will start a Sock Knit-along. If you’d like to...

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Indigenous Barristers' Trust - National Indigenous Legal Conference 2018

The current Reconciliation Plan reflects a lengthy and ongoing commitment of and the various steps being taken by the New South Wales Bar Association to address the substantial under-representation...

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Firies Climb For MND

Philanthropy

Joshua Beran, barrister, will participate in the Firies Climb for MND on 20 October 2018. Motor Neurone Disease is the terrible disease with which Peteris Ginters, barrister, was...

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Bar Association annual general meeting and election timetable

Governance

The Bar Association’s AGM will be held on Thursday, 1 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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Public Law weekend - hosted by ANU - 2 & 3 November

The Public Law Weekend, hosted by the ANU Centre for International and Public Law, is one of Australia’s pre-eminent public law conferences. This year’s program will focus primarily on...

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Court of Criminal Appeal decision highlights challenges of underfunding legal aid in NSW

Advocacy

A recent decision by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has profiled some of the issues and uncertainties that underfunding of the state’s legal aid system creates for clients, counsel and...

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Amendment to the Criminal Appeal Rules

Practice and procedure

On 19 September 2018, the Supreme Court Rules Committee approved Criminal Appeal (Amendment No 1) Rule 2018. The amendment enables the court to extend the period of time...

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Everything you wanted to ask a judge but are too afraid to ask

The New Barristers’ Committee will again host the Judicial Q&A panel in the Bar Common Room on Thursday, 25 October at 5.15pm. As usual, the Q&A will feature a panel of judges who will answer your...

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CCA decision highlights challenges of underfunding legal aid

Advocacy

A recent decision by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has profiled some of the issues and uncertainties that underfunding of the state’s legal aid system creates for clients, counsel and...

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Tonight: Australian Business Volunteers information evening

Wellbeing

The Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee will host a joint information session with Australian Business Volunteers highlighting the opportunities and benefits for members in joining ABV's...

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Professional conduct and social media

Bar standards

Dear members,

A number of recent incidents have prompted me to write to remind members that electronic communication - including email and the use of all forms social media - requires...

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Tendency and coincidence evidence

Implications of The Queen v Dennis Bauer (a pseudonym) [2018] HCA 40

The High Court of Australia handed down its unanimous decision in the matter of The Queen v Dennis Bauer (a pseudonym) on 12...

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Contracting Out of Statutory Prohibitions Against Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Continuing Professional Development

On Thursday, 18 October 2018 The Hon JD Heydon AC QC, Richard Scruby SC and Dr Kristina Stern SC will present a CPD titled 'Contracting Out of Statutory...

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Funeral arrangements for Ken Horler AM QC

Vale

A celebration of the life of Ken Horler AM QC will be held at St John's Church, 120 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst on Thursday, 27 September 2018 commencing at 3.00 pm. In lieu of flowers,...

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Current issues in employment and industrial law

The Federal Court of Australia invites practitioners to a Conversation on Current Issues in the Practice of Employment and Industrial Law, hosted by the Hon Justice Mordy Bromberg on Thursday, 25...

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Hike for mental health - Great Wall of China 2019

Philanthropy

A team of barristers ran in this year's City to Surf to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute. If running isn't your thing, consider making a nine-day trek along the Great Wall of...

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