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Inbrief

Law Council warns of mandatory sentencing risks

Law reform and public affairs

Law Council President Arthur Moses SC has raised serious concerns about mandatory minimum sentencing provisions at Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Legal and...

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Organ Transplants in China and Crimes Against Humanity

On 18 November the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China will host a panel of experts who will discuss the business and human rights implications of forced organ harvesting.

The...

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Toongabbie Legal Centre e-conveyancing and its Fundamentals training course

The Toongabbie Legal Centre will be holding a training course on e-conveyancing and its Fundamentals on Saturday 9 November 2019.

Who should participate: Legal Practitioners, Conveyancing Agents and...

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Reflections on the Wotton Decision

Tonight

Join us on Thursday, 31 October for a seminar that considers the impact of Wotton v State of Queensland (No 5) [2016] FCA 1457, a successful class action on behalf of Aboriginal residents of...

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Fundraiser for the Indigenous Barristers Trust - The Mum Shirl Fund

Philanthropy

The First Nations Committee will host a fundraiser on 20 November from 5.00pm at the Public Defenders Chambers, 23/1 Oxford Street. Try some bush tucker and wines by First Nations wine...

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Help Lester Fernandez to reach his Movember target

Philanthropy

Lester Fernandez from Forbes Chambers will grow his 'mo' for Movember. It’s going to be ugly. He's nearly reached his fundraising target. Please help him to reach his goal. Donate...

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Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire Under the Frost

Book launch

The Federation Press cordially invites members to the launch of Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire Under the Frost, by the Hon Keith Mason AC QC on Tuesday, 26 November at 5.15pm for...

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AIAL lecture and dinner

At the lectern

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law (NSW Chapter) will host a lecture and dinner on 7 November to honour the contribution by her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AO QC....

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The Forbes Society presents - two lectures in legal history

Legal history

A lecture co-sponsored by the Forbes Society and the Selden Society, to be given by the Hon John Bryson QC titled "Henry VIII’s Will and the Politics of Succession" will be held on...

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Short Term Licence opportunity - 13th Floor St James Hall

A room has become available for licence for six months on Level 14 of chambers. The room is fitted out with quality shelving and a robing cupboard. The room is 14.0m2 and is located next to Senior...

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Electronic briefs using the Workers Compensation Commission “portal”

The Workers Compensation Commission will have a purely computer based system of filing documents from January 2020. Their system envisages that many solicitors will not send a traditional brief to...

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2019 Spigelman Oration and Public Law Section Dinner

At the lectern

Justice Keane will deliver the 2019 Spigelman Oration on "Silencing the Sovereign People" in the Banco Court, Level 13 Law Courts Building on Wednesday, 30 October from 5:15pm to...

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How barristers work: Valuing your skills and time

Wednesday, 6 November

Do you make the most of your skills and time? How do solicitors know in which practice areas to brief you? Join our panel as they discuss practical tips for making your...

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32nd LAWASIA Conference 2019: Harmonisation through Synergy

LAWASIA is pleased to invite the participation of legal professionals at the 32nd LAWASIA Conference in Hong Kong SAR next month. Providing a platform for the convergence of bar leaders, jurists,...

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Cross-Examination of perpetrators and victims of family violence.

Monday, 11 November 2019 AND Monday, 18 November

On 11 September 2019, s 102NA of the Family Law Act 1975 commenced operation. The new amendment is intended to provide protection to victims of...

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Fundraiser for the Indigenous Barristers Trust - The Mum Shirl Fund

Philanthropy

The First Nations Committee will host a fundraiser on 20 November from 5.00pm at the Public Defenders Chambers, 23/1 Oxford Street. Try some bush tucker and wines by First Nations wine...

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Room for sale on Ninth Floor Selborne

A single room on Ninth Floor Selborne Chambers, with Phillip Street frontage, has recently been made available for sale (3,000 shares in Counsel’s Chambers Ltd). For further information regarding...

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Establishment of the NSW Bar Association Accessibility Panel

Volunteers sought by Friday, 1 November

The NSW Bar Association has established an Accessibility Panel. The Panel's purpose, inter alia, is to consider, address and respond to matters involving...

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Are your cases traumatising you?  

Understanding and managing vicarious trauma

What is vicarious trauma? How can you minimise its impact? Robyn Bradey, an accredited mental health social worker, will present "Are your cases...

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Record number of women magistrates in NSW

Diversity

The New South Wales Government has welcomed the increasing number of female magistrates. Today's swearing-in of Allison Hawkins and Jillian Kiely brings the number of women on the bench of...

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Election of 2020 Bar Council

Governance

Ballot papers for the election of the 2020 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. A 'How to Vote' instruction booklet was issued with each ballot paper. Ballots...

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Reflections of the Wotton Decision

Join us on Thursday, 31 October for a seminar that considers the impact of Wotton v State of Queensland (No 5) [2016] FCA 1457, a successful class action on behalf of Aboriginal residents of Palm...

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How barristers work: Valuing your skills and time

Wednesday, 6 November

Do you make the most of your skills and time? How do solicitors know in which practice areas to brief you? Join our panel as they discuss practical tips for making your...

Read more >

Cross-Examination of perpetrators and victims of family violence.

Monday, 11 November 2019 AND Monday, 18 November

On 11 September 2019, s 102NA of the Family Law Act 1975 commenced operation. The new amendment is intended to provide protection to victims of...

Read more >

Fundraiser for the Indigenous Barristers Trust - The Mum Shirl Fund

Philanthropy

The First Nations Committee will host a fundraiser on 20 November from 5.00pm at the Public Defenders Chambers, 23/1 Oxford Street. Try some bush tucker and wines by First Nations wine...

Read more >

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