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Toongabbie Legal Centre MCLE programs for October and November 2021 - Registration now open

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Toongabbie Legal Centre is pleased to announce a number of MCLE programs for October and November 2021. Registration is now open.

The following sessions are open for registration:

• 22 October...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 21 October 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:

• Today’s Revised...

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Media Release - Retirement of the Chief Justice the Hon T F Bathurst AC

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The Chief Justice the Hon T Bathurst AC has today announced his intention to retire on 5 March 2022, after almost 11 years in office.

The Chief Justice's media release is available here.

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Australian Academy of Law Event - Issues Arising from the Operation of Intermediate Courts of Appeal (Civil)

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The Australian Academy of Law, will be holding a free event, online and in person (limited) as follows:

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021

Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm (AEST)/5.30 – 7.00pm (AEDST)

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2021 CIBEL Centre Annual Keynote: Who is holding the baby on digital assets? Ethics in data, AI and robotics

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Ms Natasha Blycha, Global Head of Digital Law at Herbert Smith Freehills, will be joined by Professor Andrew Lynch, Dean of UNSW Law & Justice, Professor Toby Walsh FAA FACM, an ARC Laureate Fellow...

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District Court of NSW - Revised District Court Criminal Practice Note 23

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The Chief Judge has today issued a revised Criminal Practice Note 23, which provides for arrangements relating to the Resumption of Jury Trials and in person appearances in Judge Alone Trials in the...

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Notice to all Court Users of Parramatta Local Court - Resumption of in person hearings

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The Local Court of NSW has today issued the attached notice to all court users of Parramatta Local Court regarding resumption of in person hearings at Parramatta Local Court from 1st November 2021.

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The ups and downs of getting back into chambers

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Wellbeing

Now that the lockdown has come to an end (for now!), it may be time to get back into chambers. But what does it look like when you decide to return to your chambers after:

  1. Working from...
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The ups and downs of getting back into chambers

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Wellbeing

Now that the lockdown has come to an end (for now!), it may be time to get back into chambers. But what does it look like when you decide to return to your chambers after:

  1. Working from...
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Personal Injury Commission to recommence some in-person medical assessments from 25 October 2021

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The Personal Injury Commission has announced that it will be recommencing in-person medical assessments in some circumstances from Monday 25 October 2021.

Further details are available in the latest...

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal - In-person hearings in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne registries

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The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has announced that, as COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne locations are lifted, it will gradually resume in-person hearings and persona...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 20 October 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 an announcement from the AAT...

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Letter to the Editor - Drug diversion programs will help unclog our courts

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The following letter from the President was published in today’s Daily Telegraph under the heading Drug diversion programs will help unclog our courts:

"The diversion of drug users (as opposed to...

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Ngara Yura Program and Francis Forbes Society Webinar: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the Protectionist Legislation

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The Ngara Yura Committee, together with the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, invite you to attend their 2021 joint program: Making the Past Visible: The Legacies of the...

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Opportunity for Diverse law graduates

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The New South Wales Bar Association and the Trustees of the Indigenous Barristers Trust The Mum Shirl Fund are proud to announce two Graduate Fellowship opportunities that will commence in 2022.

The...

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Vale Martin Warne Hadley (1959-2021)

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Martin Hadley of 9th Floor Windeyer Chambers passed away on Monday the 18th of October 2021.

Martin was admitted to the New South Wales Bar on the 3rd of August 1990 joining the floor upon his...

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Gender diversity at the NSW and Victorian Bars

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Last week, a seminar presented by the Victorian Women Barristers Association (WBA) cited the 2020 Victorian Bar Statistics as having women comprising:

• 33% of Victorian barristers;

• 14%...

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Personal Injury Commission COVID-19 Update

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The Personal Injury Commission has updated its COVID-19 response webpage to include a new Procedural Direction PIC11 – Medical Assessments Procedure – COVID-19, which takes effect on 25 October...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Tuesday 19 October 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 today's Personal Injury...

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Library Update

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Click, Collect and Return Service

As restrictions are beginning to ease, we are pleased to advise that from 26 October 2021 the Bar Library will be offering a ‘Click, Collect and Return’ service...

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Decisions of interest

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Practice support

The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin on the Court of Appeal website. Learn more here.

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Barristers' Safe Place - Friday, 22 October

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Wellbeing

Safe Place is a confidential discussion group that takes place every two weeks. All participants are admitted to a Zoom webinar anonymously. You can:

  • choose to identify yourself and...
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Trust Your Gut: Your Microbiome

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Wellbeing

The human microbiome may be the most important feature of your body that you've never heard of. That's why, on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 5.15pm the Wellbeing Committee will host 'Trust...

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Personal costs orders: procedure and pitfalls

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Webinar - Thursday 11 November 2021

The spectre of personal costs orders against legal practitioners strikes fear in the heart of all but the very brave or foolhardy.

Join Katherine Oldfield, Matt...

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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia appoints 11 new Judges

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The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia issued a number of Media Releases on Friday the 15th of October announcing the appointment of 11 new judges to the Court. The new appointments...

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