Inbrief

Vale Roger Lyne Hamilton SC (1948-2021)

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Roger Lyne Hamilton SC passed away on Wednesday the 27th of October 2021.

Roger was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1982 and was called to the New South Wales Bar in 1993. He...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 28 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.

Members are advised that, although the Bar...

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Funeral Arrangements - Martin Warne Hadley (1959-2021)

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Members are advised funeral arrangements for Martin Hadley are as follows:

Thursday 4 November 2021 at 1pm

Magnolia Chapel Macquarie Park Crematorium Cnr Delhi & Plassey Roads North Ryde

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Tonight: The New Rules - changes to the family law system in the FCFCOA

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Webinar - Thursday 28 October 2021

Join Patrick Williams, Newcastle Chambers, as he presents on the major changes arising out of the new rules and practice directions in the recently amalgamated...

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SAVE THE DATES: CPD CONFERENCE DATES 2022

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The Bar Association's CPD conference program for 2022 will be released shortly. In the meantime, members may wish to note the dates and venues:

• Saturday 26 February 2022 - North Coast, Ballina...

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2021 Annual Maurice Byers Lecture - 5.15 pm, 3rd November 2021 - Registration Available Now

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The 2021 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will delivered at 5.15 pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021 by the Chief Justice the Hon T F Bathurst AC. The title of the lecture is "Modern and Future Judging".

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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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Amended State Coroner’s COVID-19 Memorandum No 4 - Management of court listings at Lidcombe during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The NSW State Coroner, Teresa O’Sullivan, has advised of the procedures that will apply in relation to the conduct of coronial proceedings at the Lidcombe Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court...

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Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome

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Wellbeing

The human microbiome may be the most important feature of your body that you've never heard of. That's why, on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 5.15pm the Wellbeing Committee will host 'Trust...

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Increase in Attorney General's rates for Legal Representation

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The Attorney General's rates (also referred to as AG's Rates or Attorney's rates) are rates set by the Attorney General payable to legal representatives (solicitors, Junior and Senior Counsel)...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 27 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:

• An updated order under...

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Local Court of NSW - updated order under the Court Security Act 2005

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The Local Court of NSW has published an updated order under the Court Security Act 2005. The order dated 25 October 2021, which deals with access to court premises, is available here.

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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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Personal costs orders: procedure and pitfalls

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Webinar - Thursday 11 November 2021

The spectre of personal costs orders against legal practitioners strikes fear in the heart of all but the very brave or foolhardy.

Join Katherine Oldfield, Matt...

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Tomorrow: The New Rules - changes to the family law system in the FCFCOA

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Webinar - Thursday 28 October 2021

Join Patrick Williams, Newcastle Chambers, as he presents on the major changes arising out of the new rules and practice directions in the recently amalgamated...

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Toongabbie Legal Centre MCLE programs for October and November 2021 - Registration now open

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Toongabbie Legal Centre is pleased to announce a number of MCLE programs for October and November 2021. Registration is now open.

The following sessions are open for registration:

• 6 November...

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Bar Book Club

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Wellbeing

The Bar Book Club is pleased to announce that it will meet in person on Monday, 29 November 2021 at 5.30pm in Martin Place Chambers. The book for discussion will be Paradise, written by...

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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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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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Magistrate of the Local Court - Applications sought

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The Attorney General is seeking applications from persons qualified for appointment as a Magistrate under the Local Court Act 2007 on a full-time or part-time basis. A Magistrate of the Local Court...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 26 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 of NSW -...

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District Court of NSW - Criminal Practice Note 23 Update

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The Chief Judge of the District Court has today advised that District Court Criminal Practice Note 23 now applies to sittings of the Court at the following venues:

• Armidale;

• Goulburn;

•...

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2021 Annual Maurice Byers Lecture - 5.15 pm, 3rd November 2021 - Registration Available Now

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The 2021 Maurice Byers Annual Lecture will delivered at 5.15 pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021 by the Chief Justice the Hon T F Bathurst AC. The title of the lecture is "Modern and Future Judging".

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11th Annual Ron McCallum Debate

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Members are invited to this year’s Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) Ron McCallum Debate, entitled: 'Are we Still the Lucky Country? The Future of Workplace Relations in Australia',...

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Inclusion and Diversity Note: Merit

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“Merit” is commonly propounded as the most desirable basis for selection processes. Active promotors of equality and diversity often use it to explain why “jobs for the boys” is an...

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