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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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

Members are advised in this regard...

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Law Council of Australia Media Statement on High Court ruling of unlawful use of force in Don Dale

The President of the Law Council of Australia Ms Pauline Wright has today issued a media statement regarding the High Court’s unanimous ruling in the case of Binsaris v Northern Territory [2020]...

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Decisions of interest

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The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Judicial Commission's Court of Appeal webpage. Learn more here.

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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

Members are advised in this regard...

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Can you spare one hour a month to be a mentor?

The Law Society of NSW is seeking mentors with bar experience willing to help lawyers eager to progress their career. If you can spare one hour a month to act as a mentor in either the graduate or...

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Women Lawyers Association of NSW Webinar Event promotion - Workplace Flexibility - Post COVID-19

Approaching the ‘new normal’ within a principled framework

The Women Lawyers Association of NSW invites you to join us and our panel for a practical approach and guidance to the many layers of...

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Call for Volunteers for Sydney University Law Society Queer Mentoring Program

The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) is calling for expressions of interest from LGBTQIA+ Barristers to participate in the SULS 2020 Queer Mentoring Program.

The Program is a forum for mentors...

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Federal Court, Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to discontinue the use of the DX mail service

The Federal Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court have today announced that they will discontinue their use of the DX mail service on 30 June 2020.

DX mail is a...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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

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Commercial Law Section - Updated notes on COVID-19 related developments in commercial law and practice

The New South Wales Bar Association's Commercial Law Section has today provided an updated version of its notes on COVID-19 related developments in commercial law and practice.

The notes relate to...

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Commonwealth Parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

The Commonwealth Government has announced a new Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence to be conducted by the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. The Government's media...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, including the Chief Justice's Advice...

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Can you spare one hour a month to be a mentor?

The Law Society of NSW is seeking mentors with bar experience willing to help lawyers eager to progress their career. If you can spare one hour a month to act as a mentor in either the graduate or...

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Fees in advance – External Examiners’ Reports due by 7 June

Members are reminded that any barrister who received fees in advance in the period 1 April 2019 -31 March 2020 needs to submit a report from a suitably qualified External Examiner on the relevant...

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2020-21 Practising Certificate Renewals - Information regarding Online Renewals

The period for renewals commenced on 4 May and will run until 30 June 2020. No renewals will be accepted after 30 June 2020.

• Practising Certificate renewals are being run on the same online...

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Chief Justice's Advice regarding Staggered Resumption of Face-to-Face Hearings in the Supreme Court of NSW from Monday 1 June

The Chief Justice has today confirmed that the Supreme Court will be resuming a limited number of face-to-face hearings from Monday 1 June 2020. Parties with face-to-face hearings next week have been...

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Exemption from Stamp Duty on barristers' PII

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Barristers who have an annual turnover of less than $2 million are exempt from stamp duty on professional indemnity insurance policies. The exemption must be claimed every year. To...

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NSW Police Prosecutors contact list

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As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Magistrate’s Memoranda Nos 9 and 10 provided for lodgement of certain applications (including applications pursuant to...

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Position Vacant: Department of Communities and Justice - Director, Special Counsel

About the role

The Special Counsel role is responsible for providing advice and advocacy to the Department in relation to Inquiries and Housing. The main focus areas of this role include:

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

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

Members are advised in this regard...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar - Limited spaces remaining. Register now to avoid disappointment.

In January 2020 it was reported that the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people...

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President's Message

Chief Justice's advice regarding listing procedures for Supreme Court face-to-face hearings

The Chief Justice has this week provided advice to the Association concerning the procedures adopted by...

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Social Media Evidence

Webinar

In January 2020 it was reported that the number of active social media users had surpassed 3.8 billion. With more people than ever before posting online, lawyers can no longer ignore social...

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Submission to the Inquiry into lessons to be learned following the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season

The New South Wales Bar Association has made a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration Inquiry into lessons to be learned following the 2019-20 Australian...

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The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC appointed as the new Chairperson of the Sentencing Council

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has announced the appointment of the Hon Peter McClellan AM QC as the new Chairperson of the NSW Sentencing Council from 1 June.

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