Inbrief

Save the Date – Human Rights Law Trans-Tasman Conference

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The first Human Rights Law Trans-Tasman Conference will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand on 12 and 13 August 2024, hosted by NZLS CLE. For more information, please click here.

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InBrief

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InBrief will be temporarily ceasing operations over the holiday period. It will be on hold from tomorrow, 22 December 2023 and will resume at a reduced rate on 8 January 2024, continuing until the...

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2024 Bench & Bar Dinner – Save the Date

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The President & the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2024 Bench & Bar Dinner. The dinner will take place Friday, 10 May 2024, in the...

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Volunteers sought for Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

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The NSW Bar Association Legal Assistance Referral Scheme, which has formally existed since 1996, reflects the strongly held view of the bar that a person’s rights and access to justice should not...

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Advocacy Instructor Training 2024

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In-person workshop - Saturday, 3 February 2024

The NSW Bar Association is recruiting volunteer Advocacy Coaches to assist twice yearly with the Bar Practice Course. The coaching is undertaken...

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Regional Conferences 2024 Save the Date

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The 2024 Regional Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday, 24 February 2024 - Newcastle at Novotel Newcastle Beach
  • Saturday, 9 March 2024 - North Coast at...
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Office and Library Hours During Christmas - New Year

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Practice Support

The Bar Association’s office, including reception and the Bar Library will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday from midday Friday, 22 December 2023 until Monday, 8 January...

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Supreme Court of NSW Registry Arrangements for the Court Vacation Period

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The Supreme Court of NSW Approved Registry Arrangements for the Court Vacation period of 18 December 2023-25 January 2024 are available here.

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New definition of Domestic abuse to commence on 1 February 2024

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A legal definition of ‘domestic abuse’ in section 6A of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW) will commence on 1 February 2024. Information about the new definition is...

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Australian Association of Constitutional Law Event: The year in review: a panel discussion of 2023's most significant cases in constitutional law

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The Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is delighted to welcome Megan Caristo, Naomi Wootton and Samuel Hoare to speak on 2023's most significant constitutional cases:_ NZYQ v...

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Court Services Arrangements for Christmas Holidays

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The Court Services arrangements during the 23-24 Christmas/New Year are detailed here. These include arrangements for the Local Court, Children's Court, Bail Variations, Coronial, District Court,...

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Justice Ian Jackman appointed as Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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Appointment

The Australian Government has appointed a new Judicial Deputy President and made 22 new member appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The Government has also made 63...

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Position of ACT Director of Public Prosecutions

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The Attorney General of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) invites expressions of interest from eligible and suitably qualified individuals for appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions...

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Expressions of Interest: Judicial Officers for Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

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The Attorney-General is seeking expressions of interest for judicial officers for appointment to the Sydney and Parramatta Registries. Applications close at 12 noon AEDT on 10 January 2024. For more...

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President's Message

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Whether today is, for you, the final day of Hanukkah, the 13th day of advent, a day of personal or other religious significance, the last day of term, or not quite yet the last day of term, I wish...

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Lois Marjorie Snelling (1947-2023)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral service for Lois Snelling will be held on Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 11am at St Martin’s Anglican Church Ulladulla.

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Position of Commissioner and Acting Commissioner in the Land and Environment Court

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The Attorney-General is seeking applications from qualified persons for appointment as a full-time Commissioner for a period of seven years and as an Acting Commissioner. Click here for more details

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Bar News Summer 2023

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Bar News Summer 2023 has been mailed out to members and is now available online. The Summer edition includes the NSW Chief Justice's compelling paper delivered at the Bathurst Lecture and the Sybil...

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Management of the Supreme Court's Succession and Probate List

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The NSW Supreme Court has advised that from 18 December, the Succession & probate List will be managed by Justice michael Slattery (probate proceedings) and Justice Francois Kunc (family provision...

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Ian Pike SC and James Hmelnitsky SC Appointed to Supreme Court

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New South Wales Attorney General Michael Daley today announced that Ian Pike SC and James Hmelnitsky SC have been appointed to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. For the full media release, please...

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Lois Marjorie Snelling (1947-2023)

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Vale

Lois Snelling, formerly of Arthur Phillip Chambers was called to the bar in 1996, built a practice in Family Law and was a Mediator and Arbitrator. Ms Snelling passed away suddenly on 9...

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Latest Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

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The Court of Appeal's Decisions of Interest Bulletin for 23 October-5 November 2023 is now available here.

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Respect@Work: A better standard for all Australian workplaces

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Today the Australian Human Rights Commission’s new power commences to investigate and enforce compliance of the positive duty on organisations and businesses to eliminate sexual harassment in the...

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The Toongabbie Legal Centre TLC 8th Annual Tax & Equity Seminar

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The Toongabbie Legal Centre TLC 8th Annual Tax & Equity Seminar will be held at the offices of Baker McKenzie, Barangaroo, Sydney on Friday, 22 March 2024. See the Brochure here

The first special...

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Tomorrow: Justice Robb final sitting

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Justice Stephen Robb will shortly retire from the Supreme Court of New South Wales after ten years of service. His Honour's last sitting will be Wednesday, 13 December 2023 in Court 8D at 9.15am. The...

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