Inbrief

15 Bobber - Taylor SC, Chin SC and Paingakulam

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The 15 Bobber for Justice Ingmar Taylor, Justice David Chin and Justice Jane Paingakulam will be held on Friday, 16 August 2024 in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. The 15 Bobber will begin at...

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Opportunities for Judicial appointments in PNG

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The Chief Justice of the National and Supreme Court of PNG is recruiting internationally for judges and magistrates appointments in PNG and is interested in nominations from Australian judicial...

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The Inaugural David Jackson AM KC Lecture 2025

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The Inaugural David Jackson AM KC Lecture will be held on Wednesday 26 February 2025. The lecture will be presented by the Hon Susan Kiefel AC KC, the former Chief Justice of the High Court of...

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What I have learned as the LGBTQI+ Advocate for Change

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Online, Wednesday, 7 August 2024

At the end of Sharyn Hall SC ‘reign’ as the LGBTQI Advocate for Change, she would like to share with you her experience in the role and what she has learned...

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Tomorrow: Developing Good Tax and Financial Habits

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In person – Tuesday, 16 July 2024

On behalf of the Practice Development Committee, you are welcomed to join speakers Bill Nussbaum and Prue Cheeseman-Goodes from HLB Mann Judd to discuss the...

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Have you moved or changed any of your contact details recently?

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Clause 61 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015 requires a barrister to notify the Bar Association, in writing, of any change in the particulars relating to the barrister...

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Ceremonial Sitting to welcome the Honourable Justice Jane Needham

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Appointment

A ceremonial sitting of a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia will be held in Sydney on Friday, 12 July 2024 at 9:30 am in Court 1, Level 21, Federal Court of Australia, Law...

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Save the date: LARS 2024 Thank you function

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The NSW Bar Association Legal Assistance Referral Scheme (LARS) is hosting a thank you function on Thursday, 29 August 2024. LARS has formally existed since 1996 and reflects the strongly held view...

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Welcome Ceremony for Jane Paingakulam to Industrial Court of NSW and Industrial Relations Commission

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Appointments

Jane Paingakulam has been appointed the Deputy President of the Industrial Relations Commission and a judge of the Industrial Court.

A formal ceremony to mark the occasion will be held...

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Cybersecurity Guidelines

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Members should read the Cybersecurity Guidelines for barristers that was published on 28 June 2024.

The Guidelines identify preventative steps that barristers should take to protect against...

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15 Bobber - Seiden SC and Kumar

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The 15 Bobber for Judge Rashelle Seiden SC and Judge Miiko Kumar will be held on Friday, 9 August 2024 in the NSW Bar Association Common Room. The 15 Bobber will begin at 5pm with speeches commencing...

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Retirement of Justice Anthony Meagher

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Retirement

The ceremony marking the retirement of Justice Anthony Meagher from the Court of Appeal will be held on Thursday 1 August 2024 in the Banco Court at 9:15am, with a morning tea following.... Read more >

Swearing In of Belinda Rigg SC to the Supreme Court

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Appointment

The Swearing In Ceremony to welcome Belinda Rigg SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW will be held on Wednesday, 24 July 2024 at 9:15am in the Banco Court. Morning tea will follow.... Read more >

Expressions of Interest - Appointments to the Administrative Review Council

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The Administrative Review Council is looking to appoint members to the Council.

Click here for more information.

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Yoga

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Wellbeing

Yoga classes are held weekly in the common room of the Bar Association. Casual attendance welcome! Please contact Jolie on 0414 092 502 for details.

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Walk around the Botanic Gardens every Monday at lunch time

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Wellbeing

Every Monday, the Bar Walking Group meets at the fountains in Martin Place, between Macquarie and Phillip Streets, for a brisk and stimulating walk around the Botanic Gardens. The walk...

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Welcome Ceremonies for the Industrial Court of New South Wales

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Appointments

The Industrial Court of New South Wales was established on 1 July 2024.

Formal ceremonies to mark the occasion will be held in Court 4.1, on Level 4 of the Chief Secretary Building (47...

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Welcome Ceremony for Judge Michael Allen

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Appointment

A Welcome Ceremony for the new Chief Magistrate, his Honour Judge Michael Allen, will be held at 9am on Monday 8 July 2024. Members of the profession may wish to watch the ceremony...

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ACT DPP Expressions of Interest

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The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions is seeking applicants from qualified persons for appointment across a range of executive positions in the ACT Office of Director of Public Prosecutions in...

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Writing Submissions in Commercial Law

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In person – Tuesday, 23 July 2024

The Commercial Law Section is pleased to host a CPD on “Written Submissions in Commercial Law” at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 23 July 2024. Chaired by the Hon Justice...

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Advocacy and tips for under 5s appearing in Inquests and Inquiries

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In person – Wednesday, 24 July 2024

The NSW Bar Association’s Inquests and Inquiries Committee is pleased to invite you to attend a seminar on advocacy and tips for under 5s briefed to appear in...

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Today: The Cabinet and Legislation Process presented by Annette O’Callaghan, Parliamentary Counsel

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Online - 11 July 2024

Join Annette O’Callaghan as she offers a comprehensive look at the legislative framework and the meticulous process of lawmaking in New South Wales, from drafting...

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Emergency Childcare

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To assist barristers with childcare responsibilities to manage court or other commitments when children are ill or regular care arrangements are unavailable, the Bar Association has created an...

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Senior Counsel Applications for 2024 Are Open

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To All Members of the Outer Bar

President Ruth Higgins SC invites applications for Senior Counsel for 2024. The principles governing the selection and appointment of those to be designated as senior...

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Courting: An Intimate History of Love and Law

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Online - Tuesday, 30 July 2024

Dr Alecia Simmonds is an Associate Professor in law at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has agreed to speak about her latest book Courting: An Intimate...

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