Inbrief

The long-term costs of underfunding legal aid

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The President of the Law Council of Australia, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC has issued a Media Release stating Legal Aid plays a key role in ensuring all Australians have access to justice and must be...

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NBC presents Bar Trivia Quiz (Online) on Thursday 16 December 2021

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The New Barristers Committee invites you to the NBC Bar Trivia Quiz 2021, to be held via Zoom at 5pm-6:30pm on Thursday 16 December 2021.

The invitation is open to all Barristers, Clerks, associates...

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Room for Sale – Sir Owen Dixon Chambers – Level 64, MLC Centre

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An external room with excellent views has become available for sale at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers.

The room is 24m2 in size.

The Chambers consists of 66 barristers including five Senior Counsel all of...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Friday 3 December

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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 the Updated Procedures for court...

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High Court of Australia - Video Connection Hearings Protocol

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The High Court of Australia has issued a protocol for practitioners participating in Video Connection Hearings.

The protocol is available here.

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Ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) to welcome the Hon Justice Richard Schonell in Sydney - Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 4pm

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A ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) will be held in Courtroom 7C, Level 7, Lionel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 97-99 Goulburn Street,...

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Room for Sale - Sir James Martin Chambers

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Sir James Martin Chambers has a well-appointed room for sale with sweeping western views from the 31st Floor. The room has an area of 49.5 m2 is fitted out with floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves...

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Legal & Program Manager - The Bugmy Bar Book (BBB) Committee

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Position Vacant

Fixed Term 18 months (Possibility for extension) and flexible working arrangements considered

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Opportunity to work closely with ALS, Public Defenders, academics...

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International Arbitration And The Australian Consumer Law

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In-person and online seminar - Wednesday 8 December 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association's International Committee And the Australian Centre For International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) are...

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Streaming link for Ceremonial Sitting to Farewell Justice Foster

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As previously advised in In Brief, a Ceremonial Sitting will be held at the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to farewell The Hon Garry Foster on 8 December 2021 at 4.30pm.

Please note...

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Updated Procedures for court mentions and hearings at Waverley local court for the month of December and beyond

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Waverley Local Court, from 1 December 2021, will continue to attempt to minimise people attending court in person, to protect the health of court staff, the legal profession, other court users and...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 2 December

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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 the Land and Environment Court's...

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Supreme Court of NSW - Court vacation period registry arrangements

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The Supreme Court’s registry public counter has reopened and will be operating from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday until Friday 17 December 2021.

The Supreme Court has today provided a summary of...

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Upcoming AAL Event 7 December 2021 - Freedom of Expression in the United Kingdom and Australia considered comparatively

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In what manner does the law restrict investigative journalism and how do the Courts protect public interest stories? This event compares the position in the United Kingdom and Australia. Four experts...

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Land and Environment Court COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy - December 2021

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The Land and Environment Court's COVID-19 Pandemic Arrangements Policy has been replaced by a new Policy effective from 1 December 2021. The new Policy is available here.

The revised Policy sets out...

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NCAT update - Major changes to community schemes laws

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The new Community Land Management Act 2021 and Community Land Development Act 2021 commenced on 1 December 2021. The new Acts align community schemes laws with the existing strata schemes laws.

New...

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Court Transcripts to be ‘Click’n’collect’

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Legal practitioners, self-represented parties and the judiciary will soon be able to order, track and receive transcripts for their cases from a new online service to be launched by the NSW...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 1 December 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:

• Children's Court of NSW -...

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Room for sale or license - Sir James Martin Chambers

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Sir James Martin Chambers has a large well-appointed external room for sale or license measuring approximately 6.4 metres x 4.2 metres with sweeping Harbour views suitable for Silk or a busy junior....

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Full size room For Sale at 4 Wentworth Chambers

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The room is newly renovated and has built-in cupboards throughout, together with air conditioning, carpet, is freshly painted in light neutral tones and has lots of natural light. 4 Wentworth...

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Children's Court of NSW - Public Notice 12 issued

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The President of the Children’s Court, her Honour Judge Skinner, has issued Coronavirus Public Notice 12 which sets out the Children’s Court’s plans for recovery over the next few months.

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Tonight: WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23 and other decisions of the High Court: An update on developments in employment law

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Webinar - Wednesday 1 December 2021

The Industrial, Employment, Health and Safety Committee is pleased to host a CPD considering the High Court's recent decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021]...

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Expressions of interest sought - Resident Judge appointment in the ACT Supreme Court

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The ACT Attorney-General is seeking expressions of interest for the position of resident Judge in the ACT Supreme Court.

The Resident Judge is appointed by the ACT Executive. The requirements and...

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The Bar Bushwalking Group

Wellbeing

The Bar Bushwalking Group emerges from lockdown on Sunday, 12 December at 10.30am with a 10km, Grade 3 walk on the Karloo Track in the Royal National Park. Register here.

Assemble at the...

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New South Wales Bar Association - initiatives to address sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying

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The New South Wales Bar Association recently launched two new initiatives which are intended to address sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying at the New South Wales Bar and provide...

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