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Update on Library Access

The library is currently putting in measures to comply with the NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines for libraries to allow the library to reopen when it is safe to do so. These measures relate to the...

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Bar FC draw 1-1 in Domain Soccer League

Bar FC finally won points in a well-played draw against the Bank of China yesterday.

With Simon Philips playing for the first time in 2020, the gaffer thought the defensive pairing of Larish and...

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Land and Environment Court 2019 Annual Review

The Land and Environment Court of NSW 2019 Annual Review has been published on the Court's website today.

The 2019 Annual Review is available here.

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 31 July 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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STEPTEMBER - join the Bar Association team free of charge before midnight this Sunday 2 August

This year the New South Wales Bar Association has formally joined Steptember as an organisation to raise funds for individuals living with cerebral palsy. Full details regarding the Steptember...

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Media Release - Australian Bar Association Joins Expression Of Disappointment At Commonwealth’s Justice Targets

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has today joined with national and state legal organisations to express its disappointment at the low justice targets set by the Commonwealth for the reduction in...

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Reminder: Senior Counsel Applications for 2020 close at 5pm today

Senior Counsel 2020 - Closes today

President Tim Game SC has invited applications for Senior Counsel for 2020. The principles governing the selection and appointment of those to be designated as...

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Sybil Morrison Lecture 2020 - 5.15 pm Tuesday 18 August

Webinar

The New South Wales Bar Association’s annual Sybil Morrison Lecture will be held via Zoom on 18 August 2020 from 5:15pm to 6:15 pm.

The inaugural Sybil Morrison Lecture was held in 2019...

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Additional Volunteers Sought: Online Open Day for Female Law Students 2020

Due to unprecedented demand, the New South Wales Bar Association is seeking additional volunteer barristers to assist with its Online Open Day for Female Law Students between 9:20am and 10:30am on...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 30 July 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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New South Wales Bar Association Media Release - Targets Miss The Mark on Justice for First Nations

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association Tim Game SC has issued a media release expressing the Association's dismay at the unambitious justice targets announced by the Federal Government...

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Second Floor Wentworth Chambers - Room to licence for 6 months from August 2020

A single sized room on Second Floor Wentworth Chambers (Level 2, 180 Phillip Street, Sydney) has become available to licence for a period of 6 months from August 2020 (with likely extension).

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Reminder: Senior Counsel Applications for 2020 - close Friday

Senior Counsel 2020

President Tim Game SC has invited applications for Senior Counsel for 2020. The principles governing the selection and appointment of those to be designated as senior counsel by...

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Farewell Sitting for The Hon Justice Ian Loughnan - Friday 31 July 2020 at 10.00 am

The Hon Justice Ian Loughnan will be retiring as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia on Friday 31 July 2020.

There will be a special sitting held via Microsoft Teams to farewell His Honour at...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 29 July 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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Room for Sale – Sir Owen Dixon Chambers – Level 64, MLC Centre

An internal room has become available for sale at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers.

All enquiries will be dealt with in confidence and may be directed to Ian Irvine on 8076 6600 or at...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 28 July 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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Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium - The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts - Wednesday 19 August, 5pm

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Law are conducting a joint online symposium entitled "The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian...

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Data and Development: the Intersection of Cybersecurity and the Law

Webinar

The New South Wales Bar Association's Innovation and Technology Committee is pleased to present a webinar entitled "Data and Development: the Intersection of Cybersecurity and the Law" at...

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Memorial Service for Her Honour Judge Helen Morgan

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Her Honour Judge Helen Morgan, retired District Court Judge and former Crown Prosecutor, will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday 30th July 2020, at All Saints...

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Vale Brian Eugene Hill QC (1928-2020)

The Honourable Justice Brian Eugene Hill QC, former Barrister and Judge of the Industrial Relations Commission, passed away peacefully on 16th July 2020. Mr Hill came to the bar in 1956, took silk in...

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Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Bulletin - Public confidence in the New South Wales criminal justice system: 2019 update

A new study by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that many NSW residents hold mistaken beliefs about crime and the criminal justice system. 62% of survey respondents...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Monday 27 July 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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Council of Attorneys-General Communiqué- 27 July 2020

A meeting of the Council of Attorneys-General was held today by videoconference.

Topics dealt with at the meeting included:

• National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention;

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Attorney General's media release - national defamation reforms

The NSW Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced that the Council of Attorneys-General today agreed to NSW-led reforms to overhaul defamation laws across Australia.

The proposed...

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