Inbrief

Chief Justice interview

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The Honourable Andrew Bell, Chief Justice of New South Wales has been interviewed by the ABC for the court's 200th anniversary here.

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Tonight: Do you experience vicarious trauma?

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Wellbeing

Do you run cases with traumatising evidence and finish a trial overwhelmed with emotions or notice changes in your mood? Do specific cases linger in your thoughts long after working on...

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Media Release: Federal Court Launches Oral History Project

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The Federal Court has launched the first two oral history podcasts entitled "Lives and Times of Judges of the Federal Court of Australia".

For more information, please click here.

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2023/2024 CPD year ended

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The 2023/2024 CPD year has now ended. We encourage barristers to update their CPD attendances in there CPD profile on the CPD streaming platform. Everything that is watched through online streaming...

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Rashelle Seiden SC appointed to the District Court of NSW

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Appointments

The NSW Attorney General has announced that Rashelle Seiden SC has been appointed a judge of the District Court of NSW and Deputy President of NCAT.

Click here to read the media...

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Swearing in of Rashelle Seiden SC to District Court of New South Wales

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Appointments

A formal ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Rashelle Seiden SC as a Judge of the District Court of NSW and Deputy President of NCAT will be held in John Maddison Tower on Level 21 on...

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Supreme Court Bicentenary events

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The Honourable Andrew Bell, Chief Justice of NSW invites members of the Bar to attend the combined book launch for _Constant Guardian: Changing Times - The Supreme Court of New South Wales...

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ICL Family Law Act Reforms - What Can ICLs Expect?

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Online - Thursday, 4 April 2024

National Legal Aid are holding a webinar to explore the new Family Law Act provisions, their impact and address questions. The panel will feature Judges, Counsel and...

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CPD Online

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The 2023/2024 CPD year ends on Sunday, 31st March. If you are in need of CPD points, CPD streaming can be a valuable resource. Many Bar Association seminars are available online, and if a paper...

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2023/2024 CPD Year Ended

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The Bar Association will audit barristers' CPD compliance as part of the practising certificate renewals for the 2024/25 year. The audit will focus on CPD activities for the 2023/24 CPD year, which...

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Public Defender

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Recruitment

The Attorney General is seeking applications from qualified persons for two Public Defender positions under the Public Defenders Act 1995.

For more information, please click here.

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Good Friday

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Tomorrow, 29 March 2024, marks Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter will be observed by Christians on Sunday, 31 March this...

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Updates to Clause 7 of the Senior Counsel Protocol

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As announced in the December 2023 President’s Message, the Bar Council resolved to amend the Senior Counsel Protocol, with effect for the 2024 selection process, to include an additional essential...

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Trans Day of Visibility – 31 March 2024

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Trans Day of Visibility, held annually on 31 March, is a day to celebrate trans pride and raise awareness about trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements.

Trans Day of Visibility started...

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2024 Silk Selection Committee

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The Bar Council has appointed the 2024 Senior Counsel Selection Committee to be:

  • Dr Ruth Higgins SC, President of the New South Wales Bar Association
  • Dominic Toomey SC, Senior Vice-President of the...
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Please be courteous to Association staff

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Barristers and clerks are reminded to ensure their communications with Association staff are always respectful and courteous. The Bar Association is a workplace. Our staff, along with all who...

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Personal Injury Commission Appointments

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Recruitment

Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced persons for appointment to the Personal Injury Commission for the position of General Member (Full Time) in both the...

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Tonight: International Practice Series #5: practical considerations in recognition, enforcement and execution of arbitral awards in the Federal Court and in the NSW Supreme Court

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In person – Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Chaired by Boxun Yin of Banco Chambers and joined by speakers Justice Stewart of Federal Court of Australia, Justice Ball of Supreme Court of NSW and Fiona...

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Volunteers for Law School Visits

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The NSW Bar Association Education Committee is seeking volunteer barristers to deliver a session to each of the various law schools within NSW, for the purpose of:

  1. Introducing students to the role...
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Pit Falls in Running Appeals-Presented by Justice Austin and Justice Aldridge

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Hybrid - Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Presented by Justice Austin and Justice Aldridge at the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, Sydney Lionel Bowen Building 97-99 Goulburn Street, Sydney in...

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Tonight: Bar Knitters

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Wellbeing

The next meeting of the Bar Knitting Group will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 from 5.30pm in the Level 22 Chambers Conference Room.

All are welcome.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Tonight: Best Practice in Probate & Family Provision: In conversation with Justice Slattery

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In-person – Tuesday, 26 March 2024

His Honour, Justice Slattery will be the speaker on the evening and intends to have an interactive style CPD with questions and answers from members of the Bar.... Read more >

Tomorrow: New Barristers coffee catch up

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The New Barristers Committee’s next coffee catch up for under 5s is on Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 10.00am at the Naked Duck, 60 Martin Place. Our guests are Kate Eastman SC (New Chambers) and...

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Tonight: Current Issues in Public Interest Litigation

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In-person - Monday, 25 March 2024

Please join the Human Rights Committee for a discussion of topical legal and strategic issues arising in public interest litigation.

The speakers – Craig Lenehan...

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March, the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration...

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