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Inbrief

COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 7 July 2020

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, and includes:

• The District Court...

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Obituary for Philip Selth OAM

As notified previously in In Brief, Philip Selth OAM, the former Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association from November 1997 to October 2016, died on 3 May 2020.

Bret Walker SC has...

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Australian Law Reform Commission Future of Law Reform Webinar Series

The Australian Law Reform Commission is presenting a series of webinars following on from its December 2019 report "The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25".

The webinars will...

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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.

The Federal Court of Australia has...

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Update on Library Access

We are currently putting in measures to comply with the NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines for libraries to allow the library to reopen. These measures relate to the well-being of staff and visitors,...

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2020 John Koowarta Scholarship - applications now open

The Law Council of Australia has advised that applications for the 2020 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship (Koowarta Scholarship) are now open. The Koowarta Scholarship was established in...

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Royal Society of NSW 199th Birthday - Evidence and Education in a Post-Truth, Post-COVID World

The Annual Dinner, Distinguished Fellow's Lecture and 199th anniversary celebration of the Royal Society of NSW was held remotely on Saturday 27 June.

The topic of the evening was ‘Evidence and...

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Bar FC emerges from COVID-19

With thanks to the organisers of the Domain Soccer League, last Thursday saw Bar FC return to the field in a match up with ACR Athletic.

With wonderful debut performances by Sam Hallahan and Oscar...

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President’s Message – unacceptable conduct by barristers or members of the judiciary

The New South Wales Bar Association is committed to the elimination of unacceptable behaviour in our workplaces and to a safe and inclusive legal profession.

In order to assist members and anyone...

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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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Jury Amendment (Additional Jurors) Regulation 2020 (NSW)

The Jury Amendment (Additional Jurors) Regulation 2020 has been published in the Government Gazette and commenced today.

The Regulation prescribes a trial of criminal proceedings the duration of...

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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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Supreme Court Policy on Inappropriate Workplace Conduct

The Supreme Court of NSW has today published its Policy on Inappropriate Workplace Conduct and issued an accompanying media release.

The Policy applies to all aspects of unacceptable workplace...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - updates from the Land and Environment Court and Local Court of NSW

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 and includes:

• Today’s COVID-19...

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Condolence motion regarding the Hon Justice Linda Ashford

A condolence motion is to be moved for the Hon Justice Linda Ashford, a former Justice of the ACT Supreme Court and Judge of the District Court of NSW, in the ACT Legislative Assembly on Thursday 2...

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NSW Attorney General Media Release - COVID-19: Expanded juries for shorter trials

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has today issued a media release advising that the Supreme and District Courts can now order up to three additional jurors in criminal trials...

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2020 Professional Standards Scheme commences today

Standards

The fourth New South Wales Bar Association Professional Standards Scheme commenced today, 1 July 2020 and will remain in effect until 30 June 2025.

The scheme assists the Bar Association...

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Fees for private lawyers doing legal aid work in State law matters to increase from today

The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved an increase in fees in state law matters from today, July 1. The base hourly rate for solicitors will increase from $150 to $160. Other fees such as counsel’s...

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Senior Counsel Applications for 2020 now open

Table of Cases

Given the COVID-19 pandemic forced Courts to close and a reduction in caseload for many of our members, the 2020 Senior Counsel Selection Committee will be happy for those members who...

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Law Council of Australia Media Release - Funding certainty for legal assistance services from today

The announcement that the National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP) - a five-year funding agreement for the legal assistance sector - will commence today has been welcomed by the Law Council of...

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Senior Counsel Applications for 2020 now open

To all members of the outer Bar

President Tim Game SC invites applications for Senior Counsel for 2020. The principles governing the selection and appointment of those to be designated as senior...

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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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New Chair for Law and Justice Foundation

The Attorney General the Hon Mark Speakman SC MP has today announced the appointment of Sharon Cook as the new Chair of the NSW Law and Justice Foundation, effective from today for a three year...

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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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Workers Compensation (Indexation) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020

The Workers Compensation (Indexation) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 has been published in the Government Gazette and commences on 1 July 2020.

The object of the Order is to declare increases in...

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