Inbrief

Positive Duty: Supporting safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces

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The Australian Human Rights Commission is hosting a webinar on the positive duty, its approach to regulation, and compliance on Tuesday, 12 December 2023 from 12.00pm.

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Kevin Peter Coorey (1941-2023)

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Vale and Funeral Notice

Kevin Coorey, formerly of Forbes Chambers, has passed away. Kevin was called to the Bar in 1979 and appointed as a Judge of the District Court of NSW in 1999 where he...

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Latest Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

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The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin. Click here for more information.

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Tomorrow: New Barristers Committee coffee catch up

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The NBC’s next coffee catch up for under 5s is tomorrow Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 8.30am at the Naked Duck, 60 Martin Place. The guests are Chris Wood SC of 13 Wentworth and Jamie Darams SC of...

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Tomorrow: Annual Bench & Bar v Solicitors Chess Match

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The 30th Annual Bench & Bar v Solicitors chess match will be held on Thursday, 30 November 2023. Any chess enthusiasts amongst the Bar or Judiciary are invited to participate in this annual event.

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Tonight: Introduction to Arbitration – Part 2: Advocacy and Courts

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In-person - Wednesday, 29 November 2023

The second part of the two-part CPD series on arbitration hosted by the International Committee and the New Barristers Committee.

Session 2 will be held at...

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NSW Sheriff Office Bicentennial Gala Dinner

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In 2024 the NSW Sheriff’s Office will be celebrating 200 years of service to the state of New South Wales. To celebrate this milestone, a Bicentennial Gala Dinner will be held to allow staff...

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Malcolm Bruce Oakes SC (1949-2023)

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Funeral Arrangements for Malcolm Oakes SC

A funeral will be held for Malcolm Oakes at 11.00am on Friday, 1 December 2023 at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Haymarket. The family have...

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Tonight: Bar Knitting Group to meet

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Wellbeing

The final meeting of the Bar Knitting Group for 2023 will be tonight, Tuesday, 28 November 2023 at 5.30pm in the Level 22 Chambers Conference Room.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Tomorrow: Association of Corporate Counsel Networking Event and CPD

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In-person - Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Join the Association of Corporate Counsel for a CPD in the Bar Common Room, which will delve into the dynamic landscape of cyber-crime—a pressing concern for...

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New judge appointed to NSW District Court

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Appointments

The NSW Attorney General has announced that Miiko Kumar has been appointed a Judge of the District Court of NSW.

Click here to read the media release.

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Access to justice requires major boost to legal assistance service funding

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Media Release

The Law Council of Australia has issued a media release titled 'Access to justice requires major boost to legal assistance service funding'.

Click here to read the media release.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Tomorrow is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Women’s rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981 and the date was...

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Life Membership for Gabrielle Bashir SC

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At its meeting of 23 November 2023, the Bar Council resolved by acclamation to award life membership of the New South Wales Bar Association to Gabrielle Bashir SC for exceptional service to the Bar...

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NT Prosecutor

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Recruitment

The NT Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for Prosecutor positions.

For more information, please click here.

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World Bar Conference

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Every two years, the International Council of Barristers and Advocates & Barristers organises an international legal conference in different cities worldwide. The next conference will be held from 15...

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Tonight: Vicarious Trauma Webinar

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Online - Thursday, 23 November 2023

Are you having trouble sleeping? Nightmares? Flashbacks? Trouble sitting still? Or a short fuse? These, among others, are common symptoms for vicarious trauma.

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2024 Jewish Community Opening of the Law Term Service

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Members are invited to attend the Jewish Community Law Service for 2024 on Wednesday, 7 February at 5.30pm.

The service has been conducted for over sixty years and takes place in the presence of the...

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Tonight: Introduction to arbitration – Part 1: the mechanics of an arbitration

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In-person - Wednesday, 22 November 2023

The International Committee and the New Barristers Committee are organising an exciting new two-part CPD series on arbitration, targeted at under 6s but all...

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Malcolm Bruce Oakes SC (1949-2023)

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Vale

Malcolm Oakes, head of Tenth Floor Chambers, passed away yesterday, 20 November 2023.

Malcolm attended Lismore High School and then the University of Sydney Law School, where he was a resident...

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EOI: Mental Health Review Tribunal

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Recruitment

The Minister for Mental Health is seeking applications from qualified persons interested in appointment as part-time sessional members of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal....

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High Court of Australia: Revised Special Leave Processes

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The High Court of Australia has released revised special leave processes, which includes changes to:

  • how special leave applications are to be considered, including the number of Justices that will...
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Helen Gerondis (1928-2023)

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Vale

Helen Gerondis, a pioneering woman of the NSW Bar, has passed away. Helen was called to the Bar in 1965 and practised for 24 years. She was one of only four practising women at the Bar at that...

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