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Inbrief

Swearing in ceremony for Monica Neville and Anthony Morley

Appointments

A joint ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit Court will be held in Courtroom 7C, Level 7, Lionel Bowen Building, 97-99 Goulburn Street, Sydney, at 4:00pm on Monday, 1 April 2019 to...

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How could the election impact your finances?

Member services and benefits

Did you miss the "How could the election impact your finances?" seminar on Monday 25 March?

Dixon Advisory, who presented the seminar, is kindly offering all NSW Bar...

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Bar Council casual vacancy

Governance

Paresh Khandhar SC has resigned from his position on Bar Council as of today’s date. In accordance with cl. 12.5.1 of the Bar Association's Constitution, Vanessa Whittaker SC has filled...

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INSLM to review phone intercepts legislation

Law reform and public affairs

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has exercised its powers to refer the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and...

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Ross McKeand SC (1945 - 2019)

Vale

Ross McKeand SC, a former member of State Chambers died tragically on Tuesday 26 March 2019. Mr McKeand SC came to the bar in February 1979 and retired in 2018.

Members will be advised of...

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2019 Sydney Conference tomorrow

Reminder

The 2019 Sydney CPD Conference is on this Saturday, 30 March 2019. The conference begins at 9.00am with arrival tea and coffee available from 8.30am. The conference will be held on Level 3,...

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2019 GayBar Drinks - THURSDAY 11 APRIL

Diversity

6 St James Hall Chambers have the pleasure of hosting the next GayBar Drinks, inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association and Judiciary. Drinks will take place on Thursday,...

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New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop

Tonight

The New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop is aimed at encouraging junior barristers to practice their cross-examination skills on each other before attending the...

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ABA Convergence 2019 Registration now open | Singapore | 11-12 July 2019

Registrations are open!

Online registration has now launched and there has been a strong response from the Bar and wider legal profession.

Register today to secure your place at this world-class...

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One year on, Government fails to respond to ALRC’s Indigenous over-incarceration report

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia have today issued a media release stating the Federal Government’s failure to respond to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC)...

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Comprehensive response to Indigenous incarceration required from governments

Law reform and public affairs

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Tim Game SC has today issued a media release stating Federal and State governments must unite to address the...

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Support Stephen Gardiner in the 2019 Beyond Bitumen Rally

Philanthropy

Later today Stephen Gardiner of Waratah Chambers embarks on a charity car event proudly supporting Beyond Blue to help achieve a greater awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide in...

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Exercise your mood walk

Philanthropy

Join the Black Dog Institute for their inaugural Exercise Your Moodwalk.

This new event will take place on Saturday, 4th May 2019. You can choose to walk* either 5km or 10km through...

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2019 flu vaccinations and executive health checks

Don't miss out! Registrations close today

Members can receive the 2019 Quadrivalent influenza vaccine on Tuesday, 2 April 2019, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in the Common Room. Information about the...

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RICS Building Confidence conference

Promoted by RICS

RICS is heeding the call of government, industry and the public by convening property professionals at our Building Confidence conference on 2 May 2019.

Professional challenges in...

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Learned Friends Conference - Seville/Lisbon

Conferences

In August 2019 (19 – 26 August) Learned Friends is holding a Conference in Seville/Lisbon. Speakers include Judge Dina Yehia SC, Mark Robinson SC, Suzanne Christie SC and Kim...

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John Gray Spencer (1938 - 2019)

Vale

John Gray Spencer, a former Barrister of Samuel Griffith Chambers, died on the 24th of March 2019. Mr Spencer came to the bar on 5 September 1980 and had a distinguished career at the criminal...

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Mentoring Program 2019

Mentoring

Since 2014 the Bar Association has offered junior barristers in their second year at the bar an opportunity to receive guidance and support from leaders in the profession. For senior...

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Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner

Sydney Voices for Justice

Date: WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019 Venue: CARRIAGEWORKS, 245 WILSON ST, EVELEIGH | SYDNEY Time: 6:30pm Reception, 7:15pm Program and Dinner

The Voices for Justice Annual...

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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018

Update

Further to the previous Family Law Amendment issued on 12 March please find attached here a further update received from the Attorney General's Department today.

The Family Law Amendment...

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NT Government’s ‘unacceptable’ Don Dale backflip fails young people and community

Law reform and public affairs

The Law Society of the Northern Territory and Law Council of Australia have today called on the Gunner government to honour its commitment to replace the Don Dale Youth...

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New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop

There’s still time to register - Part 2 - 28 March 2019

The New Barristers’ Committee Cross-examination Seminar and Workshop is aimed at encouraging junior barristers to practice their...

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Tonight: How to prepare and run an administrative law case

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Presented by Neil Williams SC and Joanna Davidson. Chaired by The Hon Justice John Basten, Supreme Court of NSW. Learn more here

All seminars commence at 5.15pm in the Bar...

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Katrina Dawson Award - applications now open

Diversity

Katrina Dawson was a much-loved member of the New South Wales Bar, where she excelled. She was tragically killed during the Lindt Cafe siege. The Katrina Dawson Award seeks to encourage...

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Andrew Pickles SC appointed as NSW Bar Advocate for Change

Diversity

On 25 March 2019, President Tim Game SC appointed Andrew Pickles SC as a NSW Bar Advocate for Change for a period of three years.

The purpose of the Advocates for Change program is to...

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