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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals is open and will run until 30 June 2022. A reminder that the late fee will be applicable from 7 June 2022, which is less than three...

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Update: Special Sitting Arrangements during the Local Court Annual Conference

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Practice support

As previously advised in InBrief, normal rostered sittings of the Local Court, Children's Court and Coronial Jurisdiction will be suspended on and from Wednesday, 1 June 2022 and...

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Latest NSWCA Decisions of Interest Bulletin

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The latest edition of the Court of Appeal's Decisions of Interest Bulletin is now available here.

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Have you got your practicing certificate renewed? Get a quote online for Barristers Insurance today

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Sponsored Article - Insurance

Practicing certificates are due soon, have you thought of comparing your cover? With Aon, you can get a quote online and for a limited time only, you can purchase 12...

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Philip James Doherty SC (1950-2022)

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Vale

Philip James Doherty SC of 11th Floor Garfield Barwick Chambers has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they...

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SMH Half Marathon

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Philanthropy

On Sunday, members of the NSW Bar Runners participated in the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon around the Sydney CBD, with many completing the run in under two hours. A fantastic...

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Funeral Live Stream Peter Raymond Zahra (1955-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral for his Honour Judge Peter Zahra SC will be held on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 9:30am in St Mary's Cathedral.

For those who are unable to attend, please click here to view...

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Climate Change and the Constitution

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Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Both in Australia and internationally, litigants continue to bring judicial proceedings that seek to improve environmental outcomes and tackle climate...

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Safe Place on Monday 23 May 2022 at 4:30 pm

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Wellbeing

Imposter syndrome in a prevailing culture of upmanship. How to maintain confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in a competitive and sometimes combative environment of upmanship. What...

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2022 Silk Selection Committee

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On 28 April 2022, the Bar Council resolved for the 2022 Senior Counsel Selection Committee to be:

  • President of the New South Wales Bar Association
  • Senior Vice-President of the New South Wales Bar...
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Attorney General Media Release

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The Attorney General has issued a media release welcoming the appointment of the Hon. Tom Bathurst AC QC to lead the State's independent law reform advisory body from 1 June 2022.

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Tomorrow: Walk for Justice NSW 2022

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022 is National Pro Bono Day, when the legal profession will pull on their joggers to participate in the Walk for Justice NSW 2022, a walk around workplaces designed to celebrate the...

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Derek Ian Cassidy QC (1931-2022)

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Vale

Derek Ian Cassidy QC formerly of 7th Floor Selborne and Chalfont Chambers passed away peacefully at Dudley Hospital in Orange with his daughters Edwena & Belinda holding his hands. His funeral...

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Media Release by Chief Justice Bell

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The Chief Justice notes the retirement yesterday of Mr Michael McHugh SC as President of the New South Wales Bar Association and thanks and congratulates him for his significant contribution to the...

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The Lawyers Orchestra Inc Recital

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The Lawyers Orchestra Inc is holding a concert on Sunday, 22 May 2022 at 2:30pm in the Glebe Town Hall.

A number of members will be performing. For more information or to book, please click here.

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NSW Bar Runners Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

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Philanthropy

With two days to go the NSW Bar Runners have raised a whopping $13,000 for Beyond Blue. Robert Glasson has raised $5,000 alone and sits fifth on the individual leaderboard. An...

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Life membership for Michael McHugh SC

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At its meeting of 12 May 2022, the Bar Council resolved by acclamation to award life membership of the New South Wales Bar Association to Michael McHugh SC for exceptional service to the Bar...

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Bar Association Office Bearers

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Governance

Following Michael McHugh SC's decision to step down, the Bar Council met on the evening of 12 May 2022 and elected Gabrielle Bashir SC as President. The office bearers of the Bar...

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Let's talk about Word

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Innovation & Technology

Since its launch nearly 40 years ago, Microsoft Word has become more complex, and is now packed with features for designing, drafting, editing and sharing documents. Very few...

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President's Message

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Being as this is my last President’s message, members may recall that I noted in my first Bar News column:

'Important work continues by many to combat sexual harassment at the Bar. I personally...

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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals has opened and will run until 30 June 2022.

Almost ??? of barristers have now completed their renewal.

Early renewal is of great...

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NSW Bar Runners leading the fundraising league table

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Philanthropy

The NSW Bar Runners have exceeded $12,000 in funds raised and are unlikely to be toppled from first place on the team ladder of the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. The fundraising...

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2022 Spring Dinner – Save the Date

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The President & the Bar Council have the pleasure of inviting all members of the New South Wales Bar Association to the 2022 Spring Dinner.

The Spring Dinner will take place Friday 2 September 2022,...

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2022-23 Practising Certificate Renewals are open

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Information regarding online renewals

The period for renewals has opened and will run until 30 June 2022.

Almost 20% of barristers have now completed their renewal.

Early renewal is of great...

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Funeral Notice Peter Raymond Zahra (1955-2022)

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Funeral Notice

The funeral for his Honour Judge Peter Zahra SC will be held on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 9:30am in St Mary's Cathedral.

Please note that face masks are mandatory.

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