Inbrief

President's message

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The pandemic has meant historic responses from the bench and bar in relation to access to justice in New South Wales and we celebrate the lifting of masking in the courts with exceptions where...

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Australian Labour Law Association Conference

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The Australian Labour Law Association will hold its national conference in person at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Sydney on Friday, 11 and Saturday, 12 November 2022.

Practitioners and academics from...

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Welcome to the Bar – What I wish I knew

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Webinar - Tuesday, 11 October 2022

The New Barristers Committee will host an online event, 'Welcome to the Bar – What I wish I knew,' on Tuesday, 11 October, from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. The webinar...

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Swearing in Ceremony for Georgia Turner

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Appointments

The swearing-in ceremony to mark the appointment of Georgia Turner as a Judge of the District Court of New South Wales will be held in John Maddison Tower in Level 21 on Wednesday, 12...

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Swearing in Ceremony for Kevin Andronos SC

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Appointments

The swearing-in ceremony to mark the appointment of Kevin Andronos SC as a Judge of the District Court of New South Wales will be held in John Maddison Tower in Level 21 on Monday, 24...

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Dealing with bullying or incivility in the law

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Wellbeing

On Thursday, 13 October 2022 at 8.00am, the Wellbeing Committee will host the next instalment in its Mind Matters series of webinars, to be presented by Dr Dawn D’Amico, a US...

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Tomorrow: Rethinking Criminal Responsibility

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Webinar - Thursday, 6 October 2022

Join presenter Dr Arlie Loughnan, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Law Theory at the University of Sydney Law School, and chair Tim Game SC for a webinar on...

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Nominations for 2023 Bar Council Election

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Members are reminded that nominations for the 2023 Bar Council must be received by the Returning Officer by 4:00pm on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

All nominations are acknowledged by email to the...

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District Court NSW & Dust Diseases Tribunal NSW Covid Protocol Update

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The District Court NSW has advised the Bar Association that in view of changes in Federal and State Government policies and health advice, the mandatory requirement for...

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Swearing in Ceremony for Michael McHugh SC

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Appointments

The swearing-in ceremony to mark the appointment of Michael McHugh SC as a Judge of the District Court of New South Wales will be held in John Maddison Tower in Level 21 on Friday, 7...

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Tomorrow: Practice Procedure and Advocacy in the Court of Appeal

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In-person and Online - Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Join the Honourable Justice Julie Ward, President of the NSW Court of Appeal and Registrar Riznyczok, Registrar of the Court of Appeal, tomorrow...

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Senior Counsel appointments for 2022

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Appointments

President Gabrielle Bashir SC has announced the names of 20 barristers who have been appointed as senior counsel. The successful applicants for 2022, in order of their length of service...

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Yom Kippur: from sunset on 4 October to nightfall on 5 October

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Australian society includes people from different cultures, and the Bar Association is committed to supporting a Bar that reflects and is inclusive of that society’s diverse composition. Yom...

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Media Release - Integrity of the judiciary essential

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The Law Council of Australia issued a media release welcoming the steps taken by the Commonwealth Government towards the establishment of a federal judicial commission and improving transparency of...

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Bench & Bar Lunch tickets SOLD OUT

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Wellbeing

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our first post-pandemic Bench and Bar Lunch.

While tickets for 20 October 2022 are now officially sold out, the Wellbeing Committee is keen to...

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Senior counsel 2022

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Appointments

The appointment of senior counsel for 2022 will be announced at 1.00pm on Tuesday, 4 October 2022. Learn more here.

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International Day of Older Persons

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1 October 2022 is the International Day of Older Persons. One of the purposes of the day is to draw attention to and challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing,...

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Briefing - Do No Harm: Business & Human Rights in Transplantation Medicine

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Organ trafficking, forced organ harvesting and unethical organ transplantation is a global issue. Global Rights Compliance has published a 'world first' Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, "Do...

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What to do when your leader does not appear

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Webinar - Thursday, 13 October 2022

The New South Wales Bar Association's New Barristers Committee is proud to host a new CPD webinar on 'What to do when your leader does not appear’ on Thursday,...

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District Court Appointments

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Appointments

The Attorney General has announced that Michael McHugh SC, Georgia Turner and Kevin Andronos SC have been appointed as Judges of the District Court of NSW.

Please click here for the...

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Media Release - High Court Appointment

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President, Gabrielle Bashir SC has congratulated the Hon Justice Jayne Jagot of the Federal Court who has been appointed as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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Supreme Court Covid Protocol Update

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The Supreme Court will cease operation of the COVID Protocols effective Saturday, 1 October 2022.

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Today's Updated Covid Court Guide

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Practice Support: Covid-19

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has been updated and includes today's announcement from the Supreme...

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Bench & Bar Lunch tickets are running out

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Wellbeing

Please join our President, Gabrielle Bashir SC, Chair of the Wellbeing Committee, Cynthia Cochrane SC, and our guests of honour, comprising 18 judges from the Federal Court of Australia,...

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LSC Newsletter

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The Legal Services Council September newsletter is here.

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