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Supreme Court of NSW COVID-19 update - 29 Jan 2021

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The Supreme Court of NSW has this afternoon released a COVID-19 update - 29 Jan 2021 regarding the Court’s procedures in response to the updated Public Health Order concerning mandatory face...

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Public Defenders' annual criminal law conference

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The Public Defenders’ annual criminal law conference will be presented this year as a virtual event due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The conference presentations will be live-streamed on...

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Workers Compensation Commission and Dispute Resolution Services System Shutdowns

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The new Personal Injury Commission will commence operation on 1 March this year, combining the current Workers Compensation Commission and SIRA’s Dispute Resolution Service into a single tribunal....

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 29 January 2021

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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 announcement...

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2021 CIArb Australia Accelerated Route to Membership course

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The 2021 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Accelerated Route to Membership course will be delivered virtually on Saturday, 13 March and Monday, 15 March 2021.

Registrations are now...

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Vale the Hon Henric Nicholas QC (1941 – 2021)

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The Hon William Henric Nicholas QC, a former member of the NSW Bar Association and Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales passed away on Sunday 24 January 2021.

His Honour came to the Bar in...

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Vale Priscilla Flemming QC (1942– 2021)

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Priscilla Flemming QC, a former member of the NSW Bar Association and the first woman at the private bar to be appointed as Queens Counsel, passed away on Sunday, 3 January 2021.

Mrs Flemming came...

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Australia Day Honours

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Bret Walker SC, a member of the New South Wales Bar Association, was made an officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO) in the 2021 Australia Day Honours for distinguished service...

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Commercial Law Section - Updated Notes on COVID-19 Related Developments in Commercial Law And Practice

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The New South Wales Bar Association's Commercial Law Section has today provided an updated version of its notes on COVID-19 related developments in commercial law and practice.

The notes relate to...

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Appearances in the District Court and Dust Diseases Tribunal - COVID-19 Update - Fitted Face Coverings (‘masks’)

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In view of the easing of some mandatory requirements to wear masks, it will no longer be compulsory for anyone participating in person (including jurors) in a District Court or Dust Diseases Tribunal...

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QR code systems being introduced in Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court buildings

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As restrictions on public gatherings and businesses ease around Australia, state and territory jurisdictions have issued directions requiring businesses to maintain contact registers to enable health...

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Services to mark the Commencement of the 2021 Law Year

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The following services will be held to mark the commencement of the 2021 Law Year:

• Coptic Orthodox Divine Liturgy - 6pm, Monday, 8 February 2021, St George’s Cathedral, 1-3a Bowral Street,...

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Support Craig Lambert in the Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2021

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Barrister Craig Lambert of Sixth Floor Windeyer Chambers is currently training with the Can Too Foundation for the Sydney 1km Ocean Swim 2021 to help fund lifesaving Aussie cancer research. The...

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NSWBA and AAI Train the Trainer Workshop

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Continuing Professional Development

The New South Wales Bar Association's Professional Development Department is looking for Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course....

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Expressions of interest sought from Senior Counsel - appointment as prescribed authority under the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

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The Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department is seeking expressions of interest from Senior Counsel for appointment as a ‘prescribed authority’ under section 34AD of the Australian Security...

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Law Council calls on government to Raise the Age

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Last night’s call by 31 countries meeting at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review that Australia raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility, is a stark reminder that Australia is...

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Health and wellbeing - new year's resolutions for 2021

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Eat, Sleep, Move

The Wellbeing Committee has your new year's resolutions all sorted. Following the success of 'Nutrition and Healthy Eating in 2021', the Wellbeing Committee has organised the next...

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Commencement of the 2021 Law Year - Red Mass at St Mary's Cathedral and St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta

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Members are advised of the following details for the Commencement of Law Term services for 2021:-

2021 Red Mass Sydney

Time & Date: 9 am Friday 5 February 2021

Venue: St Mary’s...

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Ceremonial Sitting to Mark the Retirement of the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC

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A short ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of the Hon Justice Bell AC from the High Court of Australia will be held on Friday 12 February 2021 at 9:15am in the Court’s Sydney courtroom,...

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Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

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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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New South Wales Bar Association Office Closure Over Christmas - New Year

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The New South Wales Bar Association office reopened on Monday 11 January. For the rest of January the reception desk at the offices of the Bar Association will be open for four days a week (excluding...

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Health and wellbeing - new year's resolutions for 2021

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Eat, Sleep, Move Webinar Series

The Wellbeing Committee has your new year's resolutions all sorted. Following the success of 'Nutrition and Healthy Eating in 2021', the Wellbeing Committee has...

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2021 Regional Conference Series

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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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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 15 January 2021

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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 a new practice direction...

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Client Relationships & how to stand out from your peers

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Practice Management Essentials Webinar Series - Module 3

Compared to many other professionals, barristers face some unique challenges; the legal requirement to practise as sole practitioners,...

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