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Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome

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Wellbeing

The human microbiome may be the most important feature of your body that you've never heard of. That's why, on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 5.15pm the Wellbeing Committee will host 'Trust...

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Barristers' Safe Place - Friday, 5 November

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Wellbeing

Safe Place is a confidential discussion group that takes place every two weeks during lockdown. All participants are admitted to a Zoom webinar anonymously. You can:

  • choose to identify...
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President's Message - No place for sexual harassment at the Bar

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The New South Wales Bar Association condemns any form of discrimination, workplace bullying and sexual harassment and is committed to the elimination of unacceptable behaviour in our workplaces and...

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Australian Bar Association Podcast - Building a Culture of Respect

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In the Australian Bar Association's third podcast, Associate Professor Michael Flood from the School of Justice at the Queensland University of Technology joins Matthew Howard SC, President of the...

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

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The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes:

• Today’s Chief...

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Appointment of Scott Goodman SC as a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

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The Federal Attorney-General, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has today announced the appointment of Scott Goodman SC as a justice of the Federal Court of Australia, commencing on 11 November 2021.

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Election of 2022 Bar Council - the Ballot

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Ballot papers for the election of the 2022 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote.

Return of ballot paper

The envelope containing the ballot paper must bear the name of the...

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District Court Criminal Practice Note 24 - Applications for Leave for In Person Appearances in Trials and Sentence Hearings of WHS Prosecutions

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The Chief Judge of the District Court has issued District Court Criminal Practice Note 24 - Applications for Leave for In Person Appearances in Trials and Sentence Hearings of WHS Prosecutions.

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Updated Supreme Court of NSW Corporations List Protocol

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The Supreme Court of NSW has published an updated Corporations List Protocol.

The updated Protocol is available here.

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Chief Magistrate’s Local Court Memorandum No 24 - COVID-19

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The Chief Magistrate has issued Memorandum No 24 - COVID-19, which commences on Monday 1 November 2021 and replaces all other previous Local Court COVID-19 memorandums.

Memorandum No 24 is available...

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Vale Roger Lyne Hamilton SC (1948-2021)

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Roger Lyne Hamilton SC passed away on Wednesday the 27th of October 2021.

Roger was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1982 and was called to the New South Wales Bar in 1993. He...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 28 October 2021

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The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments.

Members are advised that, although the Bar...

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NSW Council for Civil Liberties Annual Fundraiser

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NSW Council for Civil Liberties Annual Fundraiser will be held virtually this year.

Keynote speaker Dr Ann Aly, academic and Federal Member for Cowan, will discuss international parental child...

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Funeral Arrangements - Martin Warne Hadley (1959-2021)

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Members are advised funeral arrangements for Martin Hadley are as follows:

Thursday 4 November 2021 at 1pm

Magnolia Chapel Macquarie Park Crematorium Cnr Delhi & Plassey Roads North Ryde

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Tonight: The New Rules - changes to the family law system in the FCFCOA

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Webinar - Thursday 28 October 2021

Join Patrick Williams, Newcastle Chambers, as he presents on the major changes arising out of the new rules and practice directions in the recently amalgamated...

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SAVE THE DATES: CPD CONFERENCE DATES 2022

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The Bar Association's CPD conference program for 2022 will be released shortly. In the meantime, members may wish to note the dates and venues:

• Saturday 26 February 2022 - North Coast, Ballina...

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2021 Annual Maurice Byers Lecture - 5.15 pm, 3rd November 2021 - Registration Available Now

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The 2021 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will delivered at 5.15 pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021 by the Chief Justice the Hon T F Bathurst AC. The title of the lecture is "Modern and Future Judging".

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11th Annual Ron McCallum Debate

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Members are invited to this year’s Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) Ron McCallum Debate, entitled: 'Are we Still the Lucky Country? The Future of Workplace Relations in Australia',...

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Ngara Yura Program and Francis Forbes Society Webinar: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the Protectionist Legislation

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The Ngara Yura Committee, together with the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, invite you to attend their 2021 joint program: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the...

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Australian Academy of Law Event - Issues Arising from the Operation of Intermediate Courts of Appeal (Civil)

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The Australian Academy of Law, will be holding a free event, online and in person (limited) as follows:

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm (AEST)/5.30 – 7.00pm (AEDST)

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Amended State Coroner’s COVID-19 Memorandum No 4 - Management of court listings at Lidcombe during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The NSW State Coroner, Teresa O’Sullivan, has advised of the procedures that will apply in relation to the conduct of coronial proceedings at the Lidcombe Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court...

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Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome

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Wellbeing

The human microbiome may be the most important feature of your body that you've never heard of. That's why, on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 5.15pm the Wellbeing Committee will host 'Trust...

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Increase in Attorney General's rates for Legal Representation

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The Attorney General's rates (also referred to as AG's Rates or Attorney's rates) are rates set by the Attorney General payable to legal representatives (solicitors, Junior and Senior Counsel)...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 27 October 2021

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The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes:

• An updated order under...

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Local Court of NSW - updated order under the Court Security Act 2005

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The Local Court of NSW has published an updated order under the Court Security Act 2005. The order dated 25 October 2021, which deals with access to court premises, is available here.

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