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Inbrief

CPD requirements: applying for extension of time

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

I would like to draw members’ attention to the following matters this afternoon.

$130 Billion Jobkeeper Package

Late this afternoon the Federal...

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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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Communication from the Federal Court

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

Over the last few days I have mentioned communications on behalf of the NSW Bar with Government and the courts regarding the effect of COVID-19-related...

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Law Council of Australia - Daily Covid-19 update

The Law Council of Australia remains committed to maintaining continuity of access to legal advice and legal services is continuing to monitor the flow of information in relation to the COVID-19...

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Postponed - Farewell to mark the Retirement of Justice Robertson

Members are advised, due to the current corona virus pandemic the farewell of Justice Robertson on Friday, 8 May 2020 will be postponed to a later date that will be advised once it is confirmed.

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District Court of NSW - new procedures for applications to vary bail

The Chief Judge of the District Court has this morning announced new procedures for all applications to vary bail, which commence tomorrow 1 April 2020.

Read the Chief Judge's announcement.

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External Examiner Form 2020

For anyone who has a clause 15 trust account, please be reminded that your External Examiner form for 2020 is due by 7 June, at the latest.

In light of the New South Wales Bar Association’s office...

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CPD Year Ending 31 March 2020

Applying for an extension of time to complete the CPD requirements

The Association encourages practitioners to make use of CPD Online to meet their CPD obligations prior to the CPD year ending 31...

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PC and membership fees

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

I would like to draw the attention of members to a number of measures approved at a meeting of the Bar Council that has concluded just a short while...

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District Court of NSW

COVID-19

The District Court this morning has released an update regarding COVID-19-related arrangements.

On and from 1 April 2020, the District Court of NSW will temporarily suspend New Judge alone...

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External Examiner Form 2020

Professional conduct

For anyone who has a clause 15 trust account, please be reminded that your External Examiner form for 2020 is due by 7 June, at the latest.

In light of the New South Wales Bar...

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2020 workplace influenza immunisation cancelled

Wellbeing

The 2020 Quadrivalent (4 strain) influenza vaccine, scheduled for Thursday, 2 April 2020, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm is cancelled.

Although we designed strict procedures to ensure social...

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State and federal assistance

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

I have today written to both the Commonwealth Attorney-General and the NSW Attorney General on behalf of the whole of the NSW Bar - seniors, juniors,...

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Fee recovery assistance for New South Wales Bar Association members

Members are reminded that the Association’s fee recovery service is available to assist members with recovery from solicitors of unpaid fees which have been outstanding for more than three...

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Letter to the NSW Attorney General

COVID-19

The President of the New South Wales Bar Association, Tim Game SC, has today written to the NSW Attorney General regarding measures to assist the NSW Bar relating to the effects of the...

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DOWNING CENTRE CIVIL LISTING ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Chief Magistrate, His Honour Judge Graeme Henson AM, has issued a statement this morning regarding Downing Centre Civil Listing Arrangements during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Chief Magistrate...

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Collegiality and working from home

Self-isolation and working from home can increase stress and reduce wellbeing. A video conference is one way to break the isolation.

The Bar Knitting Group met by videoconference yesterday evening,...

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Transitioning to virtual proceedings

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

This afternoon I, along with the Senior and Junior Vice-Presidents, attended a teleconference with the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of...

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Rooms for sale at 6 St James Hall Chambers

As a result of recent refurbishments on the floor, two rooms have become available for purchase. The chambers occupy Levels 6 and 7 of St James’ Hall, 169 Phillip Street. Both rooms will suit a...

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Room for Sale - Sir Anthony Mason Chambers

Sir Anthony Mason Chambers has a large, well-appointed room for sale. The room is newly fitted out with an abundance of built-in floor-to-ceiling storage as well as a main robing-cupboard, a second...

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Sir James Martin Chambers - external room with incentives available

A medium-sized external room (approx. 25sqm) with sweeping south facing views of Hyde Park, the Eastern Suburbs and beyond has become available at Sir James Martin Chambers. The motivated vendor is...

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NSW Supreme Court Judges to Forego Annual Remuneration Review

The Chief Justice has today announced that NSW Supreme Court Judges have resolved to forego their annual remuneration review in light of present circumstances.

Read the Chief Justice's announcement.

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Assistance with online hearings

COVID-19: A message from President Tim Game SC

As expected there has been a substantial increase in the use of online hearings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All courts have a slightly...

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Decisions of interest

Practice support

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

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Amalgamation of the Probate and Family Provision lists

Case management in the Supreme Court

The Probate List and the Family Provision List have been amalgamated into the Succession List. All Probate and family provision matters will be case managed by...

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