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Inbrief

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court COVID-19 precautionary measures: Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong - online and telephone services only

From 21–24 December 2020, there will be no face-to-face services at the following Family Court and Federal Circuit Court counters, unless otherwise approved by the Head of Jurisdiction: Lionel...

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President’s Message - Appearances at Manly Local Court and other Local Courts

I have this morning been in touch with the Chief Magistrate regarding sittings at Manly Local Court and travel to Court by practitioners in the Northern Beaches lockdown area.

Sittings are...

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President's Message

There is no doubt that 2020 has presented unprecedented challenges for our community generally and the NSW Bar has of course not been exempt. I would like to commend the flexibility and resilience of...

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Save the Date - 2021 Bench and Bar Dinner

The 2021 Bench and Bar Dinner will be held on 24 September next year at the Hyatt Regency.

Further information and registration details will be published in In Brief in the New Year.

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 17 December

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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St James' Church Law Term Service - 9:30am Wednesday 3 February 2021

Members of the NSW Judiciary, Bar and Legal Profession are invited to attend the 2021 Law Term Church Service to be held at St James’ Church, 173 King Street, Sydney on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021...

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Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia - Expansion of the COVID-19 List

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia the Hon Justice William Alstergren has today issued the following announcement regarding...

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Member Advantage gifts for Christmas

Member services and benefits

Member Advantage has completed a rebrand and their benefits website is now even easier to use, just in time to help you save this holiday season. After a tough year,...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 16 December

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 update from the...

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Appearances in the District Court in 2021

The Chief Judge of the District Court the Hon Justice Derek Price AO has provided an update regarding appearances in the District Court in 2021.

The update is available here.

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Bar News Summer 2020

The latest edition of Bar News is now available with lots of reading for the summer holidays.

Hard copies will arrive over the next few days. Enjoy!

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2020 NSW Bar Association Accessibility Survey

We need your help to better understand the accessibility challenges facing all members, their solicitors and clients. The 2020 NSW Bar Association Accessibility Survey consists of 10 simple...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 15 December

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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NCAT - Christmas and New Year 2020-21 holiday arrangements

The following arrangements will apply at NCAT over the 2020-2021 Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Hearings

The last hearing day in 2020 for all NCAT Divisions except for the Guardianship...

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2021 Regional Conference Series

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2021 Regional CPD Conference Series. As in the past, the conferences will be held across the state to assist barristers in...

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Downing Centre - Local Court closure details for Christmas/New Year

The last sitting day for NSW Local Courts will be Thursday 24 December 2020.

The Downing Centre, Central Local Court and the Sydney Civil Registry will be closed from Friday 25 December 2020 and...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 14 December

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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The 37th Great Bar Boat Race

Entry Form and racing pennants now available

The 37th Great Bar Boat Race will be held on Monday, 21 December 2020. A Notice of Race and entry form may be obtained here.

If you have already entered...

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ABA offers on car brands

Member services and benefits

As a member of the New South Wales Bar Association, you are eligible for various benefits provided by the Australian Bar Association's exclusive member offers program....

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 11 December

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 e-bulletin No 112 from the...

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International Bar Association wellbeing and mental health survey

Wellbeing

The International Bar Association has launched a wellbeing and quality of working life survey. The key initial phase of their project consists of two global surveys – one for individual...

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Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Court of Appeal website. Learn more here.

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President's opinion piece - Drug Law Reform

Yesterday the Daily Telegraph published an opinion piece regarding drug law reform from the President Michael McHugh SC under the tile "It's Not About Being Soft".

The President's opinion piece is...

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2021 Law Council of Australia Executive

At the recent Directors’ Meeting of the Law Council of Australia, the following Directors were elected as Members of the Law Council Executive for 2021:

• Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, President

•...

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New Land and Environment Court Practice Note - Class 5 Proceedings

The Land and Environment Court of NSW has published a new Practice Note - Class 5 Proceedings, effective today. It replaces the Practice Note – Class 5 Proceedings made on 3 April 2018.

The new...

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