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Inbrief

Australian Human Rights Commission Respect@Work Webinar - Monday 4 May from 1 -2.15 pm

The Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will appear in the first of a series of webinars to share the results of Respect@Work, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National...

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Global Judicial Colloquium on 'Rule of Law & Access to Justice in the Age of Uncertainty' - 4.30pm Saturday 2 May

The Global Judicial Colloquium is presenting a free seminar on 'Rule of Law & Access to Justice in the Age of Uncertainty" hosted by Jindal Global University, India at 4.30pm on Saturday 2 May...

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AIAL - Webinar series

The Australian Institute of Administration Law would like to invite members to register for a series of webinars.

The webinars are open to all members of the AIAL and to any interested members of...

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COVID-19-related court arrangements

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes:

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Jobkeeper payment applications

Members are reminded of the need to enrol to claim Jobkeeper payments. A list of key dates can be found here

Members' attention is also drawn to the ATO's information for sole traders and other...

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Women Lawyers Association of NSW Free Webinar - 12pm 5 May: Future Law 'Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice'

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW is hosting a free webinar entitled Future Law ‘Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice’, to be presented by Professor Tania Sourdin, to be...

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ACICA Guide - Managing the Impact of COVID-19: Use of Arbitration to Mitigate Risk

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) has produced a guide for the business and legal community entitled Managing the Impact of COVID-19: Use of Arbitration to...

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The Women's Justice Network needs your support

Philanthropy

The Women's Justice Network (WJN) helps women and girls to make positive changes in their lives: to keep them out of prison if they've been there or away from prison if they are...

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Land and Environment Court Judicial Newsletter

The NSW Land and Environment Court has released Volume 12 Issue 1 (February 2020) of its Judicial Newsletter.

The Newsletter is available on the Court's website here

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Bar Council Casual Vacancy

Julia Roy has resigned from her position on Bar Council, effective today. In accordance with cl. 12.5.1 of the Bar Association's Constitution, Elizabeth Welsh has filled the vacant position as of...

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COVID-19-related court arrangements

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes:

• The new Family Court of...

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Decisions of interest

Practice support

The Judicial Commission of NSW has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on its Court of Appeal webpage. Learn more here.

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Australian Institute of Judicial Administration 2020 Bench Book for Children Giving Evidence in Australian Courts

The AIJA is pleased to announce that the 2020 update of the Bench Book for Children Giving Evidence in Australian Courts has been recently completed, and is now available to access on the AIJA...

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Bar Cover 2020

BarCover policy renewal applications for 2020-21 are due this week - 30th April 2020.

Electronic forms were sent to Bar Cover members on 2nd April 2020 - securely hosted by DocuSign. The form can...

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Book Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Book Club will be held on Tuesday 19 May at 5.30.

We will be zooming, so if you would like to come to the meeting and are not currently on the Book Club mailing list, please...

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Chair Yoga is set to Zoom into your room!

Wellbeing

Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, 4 May - 6 July. Payment for the ten-week block is only $125. If you are interested and wish to enrol, you may do so by contacting Jolie:...

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BarCare: confidential consultation, counselling and care

Wellbeing

BarCare is an independent, professional counselling service, which helps members of the Bar Association to manage emotional and stress-related problems, such as marital breakdown, drug or...

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New Administrative Appeals Tribunal Practice Directions to commence tomorrow, 29 April

The President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Hon Justice David Thomas, has issued five Special Measures Practice Directions which set out how the AAT will operate whilst COVID-19...

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ABA REITERATES CALLS TO RELEASE PRO-DEMOCRACY FIGURES IN HONG KONG

The Australian Bar Association has today issued a media release indicating that it stands with legal associations around the world in continuing to press for the urgent release of 15 pro-democracy...

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COVID-19-related court arrangements

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes a Practitioner guide to...

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WIRO UPDATE TO APPROVED LAWYERS | COVID-19 OPERATIONAL CHANGES

The Workers Compensation Independetnt Review Office (WIRO) has released an update on COVID-19 Operational Changes.

The update covers:

• New Fees Orders

• New Workers Compensation...

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Court Technology Assistance for Barristers

Practice support

For the latest news and insights into videoconferencing tools, visit Court Technology Assistance for Barristers, which is a Linkedin Group. User guides and instruction manuals...

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Message from the President

Response from the Commonwealth Attorney-General

As I mentioned in an earlier President’s Message, I recently wrote to the Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Christian Porter MP regarding...

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Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court announce COVID-19 List to deal with urgent parenting disputes

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have announced the establishment of a dedicated court list to deal exclusively with urgent parenting-related disputes that...

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Law Council calls on government to adopt core design principles when developing tracing app

The Law Council of Australia has today issued a Media Release in response to the government’s COVID-19 tracing app, which is currently in development. The Law Council is calling for the adoption of...

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