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Inbrief

Fees in advance – External Examiners’ Reports due by 7 June

Members are reminded that any barrister who received fees in advance in the period 1 April 2019 -31 March 2020 needs to submit a report from a suitably qualified External Examiner on the relevant...

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Chief Justice's Advice regarding Staggered Resumption of Face-to-Face Hearings in the Supreme Court of NSW from Monday 1 June

The Chief Justice has today confirmed that the Supreme Court will be resuming a limited number of face-to-face hearings from Monday 1 June 2020. Parties with face-to-face hearings next week have been...

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Exemption from Stamp Duty on barristers' PII

Practice support

Barristers who have an annual turnover of less than $2 million are exempt from stamp duty on professional indemnity insurance policies. The exemption must be claimed every year. To...

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NSW Police Prosecutors contact list

Practice support

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Magistrate’s Memoranda Nos 9 and 10 provided for lodgement of certain applications (including applications pursuant to...

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Position Vacant: Department of Communities and Justice - Director, Special Counsel

About the role

The Special Counsel role is responsible for providing advice and advocacy to the Department in relation to Inquiries and Housing. The main focus areas of this role include:

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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 in this regard...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar - Limited spaces remaining. Register now to avoid disappointment.

In January 2020 it was reported that the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people...

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President's Message

Chief Justice's advice regarding listing procedures for Supreme Court face-to-face hearings

The Chief Justice has this week provided advice to the Association concerning the procedures adopted by...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar

In January 2020 it was reported that the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people than ever before posting online, lawyers can no longer ignore social...

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Submission to the Inquiry into lessons to be learned following the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season

The New South Wales Bar Association has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration Inquiry into lessons to be learned following the 2019-20 Australian...

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The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC appointed as the new Chairperson of the Sentencing Council

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced the appointment of the Hon Peter McClellan AM QC as the new Chairperson of the NSW Sentencing Council from 1 June.

Read the Attorney...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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 new District Court...

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ABA Marks 3rd Anniversary of Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has today released a media statement marking the third anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and reiterating its support for achieving this important...

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Media Release - Circle Sentencing Success Strengthens Case for a Walama Court in NSW

The New South Wales Bar Association has today reiterated its call to establish a specific Indigenous Sentencing Court - the Walama Court - following the release of new research on the effectiveness...

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SEEKING: Part-time Employment Opportunities for First Nations Law Students

Do you need some clerical and administrative or research assistance to run your practice or the Clerk’s office?

If the answer is yes - why not employ a First Nations law student?

There are some...

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Filing of submissions in the NSW Court of Appeal

Members are reminded that all submissions filed in the Court of Appeal must include senior and junior counsels’ telephone and email details. This is a requirement of the relevant Practice Note and...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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 the new State Coroner’s...

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Women Lawyers Association of NSW Webinar Future Law ‘Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice’ now available online

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW webinar entitled Future Law ‘Transparency, technology and teaching: an eye for justice’, was presented by Professor Tania Sourdin and held on Tuesday 5...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar

In January 2020 it was reported the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people than ever before posting online, lawyers can no longer ignore social media...

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Monash University Remote Justice Stories research

A research team from Monash University is collecting accounts about practitioners' experiences with remote hearings (online and phone).

Practitioners are invited to share their accounts at...

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President's Message

Supreme Court Protocol – Court Operations – COVID-19

Yesterday the Supreme Court published its new Protocol - Court Operations - COVID-19. The Protocol is intended to provide guidance to court...

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Cyber security warning

Members are advised to delete immediately any email they receive which purports to contain an invoice from Member Advantage.

Member Advantage is the provider of the Bar Association's member benefits...

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NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre – Invitation to View New Video Conferencing Services on Monday 25 May

The new video conferencing (“VC”) facilities at the NSW Bar Dispute Resolution Centre (“The Centre”) located on Level 1 Selborne Chambers are now being widely used and the Centre has received...

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Australian Bar Association Media Release - Parliamentary Inquiry Fails Australians at Risk of Family Violence

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) has today issued a media release expressing its disappointment at the decision by a Senate Committee investigating domestic violence to report three months ahead...

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Submission on Human Rights and Technology

Policy and Public Affairs

The Bar Association has made a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ongoing project concerning the relationship between human rights and technology.

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