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Inbrief

Ian Douglas Strathdee QC (1935-2019)

Vale

Ian Douglas Strathdee QC, a former member of 11 Garfield Barwick Chambers, passed away on Christmas Eve.

Funeral details are as follows:

11 am on Monday 6 January 2020 at the Chapel at...

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Banco Chambers Relocation to 60 Martin Place

Banco Chambers will close for the holiday period at 5pm today. At this time, its existing premises at the Reserve Bank Building and Chifley Tower will cease to operate. On 13 January 2020 Banco...

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Crowdfunding Guidance for the Australian Legal Profession

The Law Council of Australia has today issued a media release stating Lawyers have been warned to be aware of the risks of crowdfunding and the professional and ethical issues they need to consider...

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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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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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Book Club Meeting 2020

There are two books to add to your holiday reading list. Feel free to read either or both over the break as we will be discussing them at the first book club meeting at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 February...

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Interview with Murray Gleeson

Summer listening

The Bar Association is proud to feature the recorded oral history anecdotes of several retired and practising counsel on its website, as part of an ongoing commitment to illuminate...

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New Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer appointed

The NSW Government has announced the appointment of Mr Simon Cohen as the next Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer (WIRO). Mr Cohen will take over from the inaugural WIRO officer, Mr Kim...

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Commencement of the 2020 Law Year

Attached here is a list of the Commencement of Law Terms services for 2020.

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Whistleblower Policy

The New South Wales Bar Association as a public company limited by guarantee not having share capital is required to comply with the new consolidated whistleblower protection regime found in Part...

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Bar News Summer 2019

[2019] (Summer) Bar News features articles on artificial intelligence, guidance for barristers in the wake of Lawyer X and the 2019 Sir Maurice Byers Lecture. There's the usual roundup of...

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High Court of Australia Digital Lodgment System Portal

In January 2020 the High Court of Australia will introduce a Digital Lodgment System Portal (DLS Portal) to permit parties to start cases, file documents, pay fees, receive notifications from the...

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Donate to the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT undertakes vital legal work in criminal law, children’s care and protection law and family law. The ALS NSW/ACT undertakes broader policy and law reform work...

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LCA and AMA call on Australian governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14

Australia’s peak legal and medical bodies have today issues a media release calling on all Australian governments to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14.

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Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media

On 5 December 2019, the Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media to inquire into and report on the risk posed to Australia’s democracy by foreign...

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The 36th Great Bar Boat Race

Wellbeing

The 36th Annual Great Bar Boat Race was held on Sydney Harbour yesterday 16 December and was won by “As You Do” with barristerial crew Martin Shume, Kylie Nomchong SC, Hagen Jewell and...

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Peter Stanley Lees Dooley (11/10/1944 - 14/12/2019)

Vale

Peter Dooley, a founding member of Lachlan Macquarie Chambers passed away on Saturday 14 December.

His funeral service will be held on Friday December 20th at 11am at Hillsong Church...

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Manager - Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

Position vacant

Applications are sought for the position of Manager of the Association's Legal Assistance Referral Scheme (LARS). LARS is the New South Wales Bar Association’s legal assistance...

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Cth Budget Update announces extra $23.8m legal assistance funding, $15.5 million to support family violence survivors

The Commonwealth Treasurer has today released the Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook budget update (available here). The Treasurer’s joint media release with the Minister for Finance is available...

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Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Amendment (CPD Activity) Rule 2019

The Legal Services Council has made the Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Amendment (CPD Activity) Rule 2019...

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Mentors needed for the First Nations Law Students Mentoring Program

Wollongong or Sydney location

Have you been at the Bar between 3 and 7 years and are looking for a new challenge in 2020 that provides an important opportunity to assist First Nations law students...

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New funding for domestic violence victims

Law Council of Australia President Arthur Moses SC has welcomed new funding to support victims of domestic violence but expressed concern about ongoing delays in the family law system. He said the...

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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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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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Bar Association office hours during Christmas - New Year

The Bar Library and the office of the New South Wales Bar Association will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday at midday on Friday, 20 December. The main office reopens at 9.00am on Monday, 6...

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