President's Message


Chief Justice's advice regarding listing procedures for Supreme Court face-to-face hearings

The Chief Justice has this week provided advice to the Association concerning the procedures adopted by the Supreme Court regarding the resumption of face to face hearings, which will recommence on a staggered basis from 1 June 2020.

The Chief Justice has advised that the Court intends to notify parties as to whether their cases are to be heard live no later than three business days prior to any such hearing.

He has also indicated that the Court will seek to accommodate any practitioner who has difficulties with proposed start times, although it cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

Practitioners who have difficulty with particular start times should notify the following designated contacts:

Equity Division: Chief Judge in Equity, Justice Julie Ward via email to;

Common Law Division: Manager of Listing Services, Mr Milio Cesta-lncani via email to or Manager of Client Services, Ms Naomi Ubrihien via email to

COVID-19: Information for Attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes today's Microsoft Teams Practitioner’s Fact Sheet from the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Members are advised in this regard that, although the Bar Association is regularly updating the COVID-19 page of its website as information comes to hand, please refer to the latest court resources directly as developments are changing quickly at this time. Do not make any assumptions regarding your case without first doing so. Links to the various court and tribunal pages are provided in the body of the guide.

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