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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia appoints 11 new Judges

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The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia issued a number of Media Releases on Friday the 15th of October announcing the appointment of 11 new judges to the Court. The new appointments...

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Election of 2022 Bar Council - the Ballot

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Ballot papers for the election of the 2022 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote.

The envelope containing the ballot paper must bear the name of the member casting the vote to...

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Library Update

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Click, Collect and Return Service As restrictions are beginning to ease, we are pleased to advise that from 26 October 2021 the Bar Library will be offering a ‘Click, Collect and Return’ service...

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Ngara Yura Program and Francis Forbes Society Webinar: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the Protectionist Legislation

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The Ngara Yura Committee, together with the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, invite you to attend their 2021 joint program: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the...

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CIArb Australia Annual Lecture 2021

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CIArb Australia will be hosting the Annual Lecture 2021 during Australian Arbitration Week on 19 October 2021 between 5 pm – 6:00 pm AEDT.

The speaker for this year's lecture is Mr Bret Walker AO...

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Barristers' Safe Place - Friday, 22 October

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Wellbeing

Safe Place is a confidential discussion group that takes place every two weeks. All participants are admitted to a Zoom webinar anonymously. You can:

  • choose to identify yourself and...
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Ngara Yura Program and Francis Forbes Society Webinar: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the Protectionist Legislation

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The Ngara Yura Committee, together with the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, invite you to attend their 2021 joint program: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the...

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Law Council launches National Security Committee

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The President of Law Council of Australia Dr Jacoba Brach QC has today issued a Media Release announcing that the Law Council of Australia has established a National Security Committee to guide its...

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Increased resources for the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Newcastle Registry (FED)

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The Federal Attorney-General, Senator Michaelia Cash has today issued a Media Release announcing that increased resources have been provided to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 15 October 2021

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

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ACICA & CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2021

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ACICA and CIArb Australia will be hosting their 2021 International Arbitration Conference during Australian Arbitration Week on 18 October 2021.

The one day program includes a Welcome Address from...

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CIArb Australia Annual Lecture 2021

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CIArb Australia will be hosting the Annual Lecture 2021 during Australian Arbitration Week on 19 October 2021 between 5 pm – 6:00 pm AEDT.

The speaker for this year's lecture is Mr Bret Walker AO...

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Opportunity for Diverse law graduates

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The New South Wales Bar Association and the Trustees of the Indigenous Barristers Trust The Mum Shirl Fund are proud to announce two Graduate Fellowship opportunities that will commence in 2022.

The...

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Federal Court of Australia - Online and telephone services only for NSW, Victoria and ACT Registries

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There will be no face-to-face services in the NSW, Victoria and ACT Registries of the Federal Court of Australia, unless otherwise approved by the Head of Jurisdiction, until Tuesday 26 October 2021.... Read more >

COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 14 October 2021

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

• Today’s District Court...

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Dust Diseases Tribunal Practice Note DDT No 1 of 2021 - Applications for leave for in person appearances in Hearings

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The Honourable Justice D Price AO, President of the Dust Diseases Tribunal, has released DDT Practice Note No 1 of 2021 - Applications for leave for in person appearances in Hearings.

The Practice...

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Multilateral Client Interviewing Competition 2021 - Judges required

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The Sydney University Law Society is organising the Multilateral Client Interviewing Competition 2021 we would like to invite you to judge the Semi-Finals/Grand Finals of the competition to be held...

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Get ready for the Dog Day Out!

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Wellbeing

As readers of Bar News will know by now, dog ownership improves both cardiovascular and mental health. Mindful of that fact, Michelle Painter SC of the Wellbeing Committee is organising a...

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Australian Academy of Law Event - Issues Arising from the Operation of Intermediate Courts of Appeal (Civil)

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The Australian Academy of Law, will be holding a free event, online and in person (limited) as follows:

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm (AEST)/5.30 – 7.00pm (AEDST)

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The Chambers of the Future. Can changes to how we work improve diversity, equality and accessibility at, or to, the bar?

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Technology and how it is used continues to have an impact on how we work. Email was once a novel form of communication. It is now a standard aspect of communication in a barrister’s practice. The...

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Australian Law Journal Special Issue launch - National Security and the Law

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Members are invited to the launch of the Australian Law Journal 2021 special issue on "National Security and the Law" by the Hon Virginia Bell AC SC, hosted by Thompson Reuters.

Speakers:

  • The Hon...
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District Court Practice Note DC Civil No 16 - Applications for leave for in person appearances in Civil Trials

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The Chief Judge of the District Court has advised that District Court Practice Note DC (Civil) No 16 - Applications for leave for in person appearances in Civil Trials - commences today.

The...

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Resignation and New Law Council of Australia Family Law Section Executive Member Welcomed

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After almost 10 years, Michael Kearney SC, New South Wales Barrister Representative on the Law Council of Australia's Family Law Section Executive has stepped down.

Michael was elected Treasurer in...

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2021 CIBEL Centre Annual Keynote: Who is holding the baby on digital assets? Ethics in data, AI and robotics

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Ms Natasha Blycha, Global Head of Digital Law at Herbert Smith Freehills, will be joined by Professor Andrew Lynch, Dean of UNSW Law & Justice, Professor Toby Walsh FAA FACM, an ARC Laureate Fellow...

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