Media Announcement from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW

14/09/2021

The Chief Justice the Hon T F Bathurst AC has today released a media announcement acknowledging the technical difficulties involved in working from home, particularly for young lawyers working in isolation from their colleagues and the consequent lack of guidance and assistance and the particular difficulties for those who have to contend with juggling their work commitments and conflicting responsibilities as carers or parents particularly in the current home school environment.

In these circumstances, practitioners should not feel concerned in seeking from the Court extensions of time where appropriate and flexibility in arranging timetables. Such requests will be accommodated wherever possible at least to the extent they do not operate unfairly to any party in the litigation.

The full announcement from the Chief Justice is available here.


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