Inbrief

David Louthean Patten (1932-2022)

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Vale

David Patten, former District Court judge, passed away yesterday.

Among his many accomplishments, David Patten served as a District Court judge (acting 1990-92, permanent from 1992) as an...

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Bar FC winning at the right end of the season

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The Bar FC continued its winning form today with a 3-1 win over Pendal FC.

With the Hon Peden J officiating and under the watchful eyes of Lo Surdo SC, a fine defensive display meant that Pendal FC...

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Farewell for her Honour Justice Margaret Cleary

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Ceremonial Sitting

A ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) will be held in Courtroom 1, Nihon University Campus Building, 9 Church Street, Newcastle on...

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Request for barristers to join mooting list

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Practice Support

The NSW Bar Association’s mooting subcommittee seeks to facilitate the involvement of the NSW Bar in university mooting competitions, for the mutual benefit of law students and...

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AIJA Indigenous Youth Justice Conference

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The 2022 AIJA Indigenous Youth Justice Conference will be hosted live in Sydney on Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 October 2022.

Indigenous justice is one of the AIJA’s strategic priority areas. Since...

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Media Release - New Chief Commissioner and Commissioners appointed to the ICAC

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Appointments

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has today confirmed the appointment of the Honourable John Hatzistergos AM as Chief Commissioner of the IndependentCommission Against Corruption.

The...

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Media Release - Judicial impartiality critical to procedural fairness

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The Law Council of Australia have issued a media release welcoming the recommendations contained in the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report ‘Without Fear or Favour: Judicial Impartiality...

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Farewell for his Honour Judge Rolf Driver

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Ceremonial Sitting

A ceremonial sitting of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) will be held in Courtroom 1, Level 21, Law Courts Building on Tuesday, 9 August 2022 at...

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Tonight: Bar Book Club does The Big Switch

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Wellbeing

According to the IPCC, humanity has roughly 1000 days in which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak in order for them to be halved by 2030. As EU vice-president Frans Timmermans said...

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Tonight: WBF Ordinary Meeting

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Wednesday, 3 August 2022

The Women Barristers Forum will meet via Zoom for an ordinary meeting at 5pm tonight Wednesday, 3 August 2022.

All women barristers are invited to join us for this meeting.... Read more >

2022 Forbes Lecture (fresh date) and other events

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The Forbes Society is pleased to advise dates for two postponed events:

On Tuesday 9 August at 5.15pm the rescheduled legal history tutorial 'The Mason Court' by Professor Barbara McDonald, Dr Ben...

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Cash Target Rate Increase

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The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Board today decided to raise the cash target rate from 1.35% to 1.85 per cent. Accordingly, the rate of interest on unpaid legal costs prescribed by s 195 of the...

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Tonight: Parental Alienation

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Webinar - 2 August 2022

The Family Law Committee presents family law specialist, Neil Jackson to speak about parental alienation tonight Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 5.15pm.

The concept of parental...

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Tonight: Parental Alienation

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Webinar - 2 August 2022

The Family Law Committee presents family law specialist, Neil Jackson to speak about parental alienation tonight Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 5.15pm.

The concept of parental...

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Tonight: Parental Alienation

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Webinar - 2 August 2022

The Family Law Committee presents family law specialist, Neil Jackson to speak about parental alienation tonight Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 5.15pm.

The concept of parental...

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Tomorrow: Parental Alienation

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Webinar - 2 August 2022

The Family Law Committee presents family law specialist, Neil Jackson to speak about parental alienation tomorrow Tuesday, 2 August 2022 at 5.15pm.

The concept of parental...

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Tonight: Galambany Court – Circle Sentencing in the Australian Capital Territory

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Webinar - 1 August 2022

The First Nations Committee welcomes Special Magistrate Anthony Hopkins who will give an outline of the operation of the Galambany Court in the Australian Capital Territory,...

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New Barristers Committee Coffee catch up

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Practice Support

The NBC’s next coffee catch up for under 5s is Monday, 1 August 2022 at 11am at the Naked Duck, 60 Martin Place. Our special guests are Sue Chrysanthou SC (153 Phillip Chambers),...

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2022 Bathurst Lecture

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25 August 2022

The Commercial Law Section will hold the 2022 Bathurst Lecture in Banco Court on Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 5:15pm. The speaker will be David Gonski AC and the topic is 'Issues...

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Janet McDonald appointed as IRC Commissioner

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Appointments

Minister for Employee Relations, Damien Tudehope yesterday announced the appointment of Ms Janet McDonald as a new Commissioner of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC).

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Sharyn Hall SC and Dr Robert Dubler SC appointed as Advocates for Change

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On 28 July 2022, President Gabrielle Bashir SC appointed Sharyn Hall SC as a NSW Bar Advocate for Change for LGBTQI diversity for a period of two years, and re-appointed Dr Robert Dubler SC as a NSW...

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Bar FC back on the pitch (at last) and victorious

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Bar FC had a very satisfying 2-0 win over BNP Paribas under beautiful sunny skies in the Domain yesterday.

After a couple of early scares, Bar FC dominated most of the first half, capped off by a...

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AWL Conference Sydney Satellite Event

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The 2022 Australian Women Lawyers Conference will be held on Saturday, 6 August 2022 from 9.00am to 5.00pm at UTS, Ultimo campus. Whilst the in-person event is in Brisbane, this will provide an...

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