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Australia’s Mediator Standards Board to modernise national accreditation standards for 2021 rollout

The Mediator Standards Board (MSB) has announced it will work with Melbourne-based Resolution Resources (RR) to review the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) governing Australia’s...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 31 August 2020

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

Members are advised that, although the...

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Bar FC valiant in defeat 3-1

Wellbeing

Yesterday saw Bar FC take on the top of the table team, ACR Athletic. Things looked onerous for Bar FC when ACR Athletic turned up 30 minutes pre-kick off, for a vigorous pre-match...

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Bar Council Election and New South Wales Bar Association 2020 Annual General Meeting

Next week eligible members will be sent nomination forms for the 2020 Bar Council election and a Notice of the 2020 New South Wales Bar Association Annual General Meeting to be held at 5pm on...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 28 August 2020

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

Members are advised that, although the...

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Submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Reputational Impact on an Individual Being Adversely Named in the ICAC’s Investigations

The Association has made a submission to the Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s inquiry into the reputational impact on an individual being adversely named in the ICAC’s...

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Human Rights at a Local Level: The Case for a Human Rights Act for NSW - 7pm- 8pm Wednesday 2 September

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is very proud to co-convene the Human Rights for NSW Alliance with the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, a campaign which brings together over 30...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 27 August 2020

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

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BOCSAR evaluation of NSW Government sentencing reforms

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has today released two reports in relation to the NSW Government’s sentencing reforms that commenced on 24 September 2018:

New South...

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Submission to the Litigation Funding and Regulation of the Class Action Industry Inquiry

The New South Wales Bar Association has made a submission to the Inquiry by the Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services into litigation funding and regulation of...

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Acting Commissioners of the Land and Environment Court of NSW - applications sought

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as Acting Commissioners of the Land and Environment Court of NSW to exercise the jurisdiction of the Court in...

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Get behind the NSW Bar Half Marathon Team

Wellbeing

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon will be held on 15 November 2020. Last year, the NSW Bar Half Marathon Team raised the awesome sum of $13,880 for the Black Dog Institute. This...

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Put down that pie...

Wellbeing

…and come for a walk around the Botanic Gardens every Monday at lunch time.

The Bar walking group meets at 1.05pm at the fountain at the top of Martin Place and Macquarie Street every...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 26 August 2020

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

Members are advised that, although the...

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Tomorrow: Memorial Service for the Hon Justice Linda Ashford also to be live streamed

The Hon Justice Linda Ashford, who was appointed as an Acting Justice of the ACT Supreme Court in 2014, passed away on Friday 19 June 2020.

Justice Ashford was formerly a Judge of the District Court...

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Australian Academy of Law Upcoming Events

The Australian Academy of Law is holding three upcoming online events.

The first webinar, entitled "World in a Box – 50 years of containerisation in Australia" will be held on Wednesday 23...

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Submission on access to justice challenges in diaspora communities

The Association has made a submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s inquiry into issues facing diaspora communities in Australia. The submission, prepared...

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New NCAT facility for Parramatta

The NSW Attorney General, the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP, has today announced that the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will have its own premises at Parramatta, providing greater access to...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 25 August 2020

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

Members are advised that, although the...

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Last chance to register for Thursdays Seminar: Advocating on Screen - Meeting the challenges of the "virtual" environment

Interactive Webinar

"… the best oral advocacy course I have ever done. It was the most effective and unexpectedly best use of 2 hours of my time on a Wednesday evening."

Our profession and...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 24 August 2020

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

Members are advised that, although the...

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Clayton Utz - Virtual National Conference for LGBTIQ women - 2 pm-5 pm Thursday 17 September 2020

On Thursday 17 September the second national conference focused on LGBTIQ women will be held by Clayton Utz online from 2 pm to 5 pm.

The event will offer an opportunity to share experiences, build...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 21 August 2020

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

Members are advised that, although the...

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Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Litigation Funding Schemes) Rule 2020 (NSW)

The Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Litigation Funding Schemes) Rule 2020 has been made by the Legal Services Council under Part 9.2 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law and published on...

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Updated District Court Practice Notes DC (Civil) No 1; DC (Civil) No 7 and DC (Criminal) No 20 - commencing 31 August 2020

Updated District Court Practice Notes DC (Civil) No 1, DC (Civil) No 7 and DC (Criminal) No 20 have now been been published.

The updated Practice Note DC (Civil) No 1 relates to Case Management in...

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