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Inbrief

2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference

Continuing Professional Development

The Conference Program for the 2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel, George Street on Saturday, 14 March 2020, has...

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Visit by First Nations pre-law students on 17 December 2019

Diversity

As part of its Reconciliation Action Plan, the Bar Association hosts an annual visit from the First Nations students attending the UNSW pre-law course. This year the visit is on Tuesday,...

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Funding cuts silence Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander women

Policy and public affairs

The National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service have today issued a media release stating the Federal Government's decision to cut funding to the National Family...

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Chambers for Sale - Second Floor Selborne Chambers

A large well-appointed room is now available on the Second Floor Selborne Chambers. The anteroom is suitable for a PA, as a work space so enabling the main room to be a used as a conference room or,...

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Yan ga gadjang guygam (travel by sand)

Philanthropy

In mid-January 2020, Ian Roberts SC and two others will cycle 800km on sand from Newcastle to Tweed Heads to raise awareness of domestic violence and to raise vital funds for Bunjum...

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Family court merger bill referred to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

The Commonwealth Attorney-General has today reintroduced the government’s proposal to merge the Family Court into the Federal Circuit Court to Parliament. The Attorney’s media release is...

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NSWBA and AAI Train the Trainer Workshop

Call for Expressions of Interest

The NSW Bar Associations Professional Development Department is looking for Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course. The coaching is...

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New Australian Legal Register launched

The Legal Services Council has today announced the launch of a new Register that consumers can use to check the details of legal practitioners in NSW and Victoria. The Australian Legal Profession...

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Chambers for Sale - Second Floor Selborne Chambers

A large well-appointed room is now available on the Second Floor Selborne Chambers. The anteroom is suitable for a PA, as a work space so enabling the main room to be a used as a conference room or,...

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Room for Sale - Lachlan Macquarie Chambers, Parramatta

A fully furnished room at Lachlan Macquarie Chambers in Parramatta, with private courtyard, plus built in book case and cupboards has recently been made available for sale. Room is 15 square metres....

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Local Court sitting arrangements during the Christmas New Year period

The Local Court has released its sitting arrangements for the Christmas New Year period 2019-20. In accordance with Rule 8.2A of the Local Court Rules 2009, normal rostered sittings are suspended on...

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SIRA Dispute Resolution Services closedown period

This year’s close down period for SIRA's Dispute Resolution Services runs for two weeks from Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020 inclusive. Attached here is information relating to the...

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Reporting Back: The Yarra and fundraising for WAGEC

The mighty Harpoons of Leichhardt Rowing Club completed the 8km Head of the Yarra regatta race – and without any medical assistance.

A total of 261 crews participated in the regatta comprising...

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Audit of mandatory disclosure statements

Professional Standards Scheme

The Bar Association has completed its annual CPD / mandatory disclosure statement audit. Requests for records and sample documents were sent to 218 randomly selected...

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Islamophobia in Australia

Papers to note

There is ample evidence that discrimination, harassment, attacks and assaults motivated by prejudice and hate are under-reported. This is part of the reason why the recent publication...

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2020 PIAC Social Justice Dinner

At the lectern

Members are invited to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre's 2020 Social Justice Dinner on 27 February 2020 at Doltone House, Hyde Park. The guest speaker will be Archibald...

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Human Rights Day Oration 2019

At the lectern

Australian Human Rights Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AO invites members to a special Human Rights Day Oration on 10 December, the anniversary of the...

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2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Program Release

The Conference Program for the 2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference has been released.

The 2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at Hilton Hotel, George Street on...

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NSWBA and AAI Train the Trainer Workshop

Call for Expressions of Interest

The NSW Bar Associations Professional Development Department is looking for Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course. The coaching is...

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2020 Regional Conference Series - Programs Released

The NSW Bar Association is proud to announce the release of the 2020 Regional Conference Series programs:

  • Newcastle, Saturday 22 February 2020, Novotel Newcastle Beach - Program
  • North Coast...
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Australian Centre for International Justice Film Screening + Discussion: The Report

Philanthropy

On Monday, 9 December the Australian Centre for International Justice will screen The Report and host a short discussion with journalist and former New York Times foreign correspondent,...

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Funeral arrangements for Terry Willis

Vale

A funeral will be held for Terry Willis on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 1.00pm in St Mary’s Church, Miller Street, North Sydney. In lieu of floral tributes the Willis family have asked that...

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Correspondence in direct access matters

Standards

The Bar Council has sought senior counsel’s advice as to the extent (if any) to which a barrister retained on a direct access basis is prevented by Rule 13(b) of the Legal Profession...

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Access to justice for people with disability

Policy and public affairs

Today is International Day of People with Disability and Bar Association President Tim Game SC called on members to "start a conversation with their chambers and colleagues...

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Room for Sale - Lachlan Macquarie Chambers, Parramatta

A fully furnished room at Lachlan Macquarie Chambers in Parramatta, with private courtyard, plus built in book case and cupboards has recently been made available for sale. Room is 15 square metres....

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