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Bicentenary of the Supreme Court Events

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The Bicentenary of the Supreme Court will be celebrated in a number of ways throughout the year:

Book and Gallery launch – Wednesday, 3 April 2024

A 450-page illustrated history of the Supreme...

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Ernest (Ernie) Schmatt AM PSM (1948-2024)

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Vale

The Honourable Andrew Bell, Chief Justice of New South Wales, has issued a condolence message which is available here.

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Tomorrow: Swearing in of Sean Hughes to Local Court of New South Wales

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Appointments

A Full Bench ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Sean Hughes as a Magistrate of the Local Court of NSW will be held in courtroom 5.2 of the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, 27...

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Latest Court of Appeal Decisions of Interest Bulletin

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The NSW Court of Appeal has published its latest Decisions of Interest Bulletin. Click here for more information.

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EOI: Appointment of a President and Deputy Presidents for Industrial Court of NSW

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The NSW Minister for Industrial Relations and NSW Attorney General have issued a media release noting that expressions of interest have opened for the appointment of a President and Deputy Presidents...

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Special Leave Applications on a grant of Legal Aid

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Online – Monday, 18 March 2024

Join speakers Tim Game SC, Stephen Odgers SC and Georgia Huxley and chair Sharyn Hall SC.

This seminar will address the process of a special leave application to...

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Official Launch of the New South Wales Chapter of Pride in Law

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On 20 March 2024, Pride in Law will be celebrating the official launch of the NSW Chapter in Banco Court at 6.30pm. The evening will feature addresses by Justice Richard Weinstein and Justice Jeremy...

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Tomorrow: 2024 Experienced Barristers' Program

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Wellbeing

Please join our President, Ruth Higgins SC and guest of honour, the Hon A S Bell, Chief Justice of New South Wales for the Experienced Barristers' event.

The event celebrates barristers...

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2024 Regional Conference Series

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Registrations are OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2024 Regional CPD Conference Series. As in the past, the conferences will be held across the state to assist barristers in fulfilling...

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2024 Newcastle Conference

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In-person - Saturday, 24 February 2024

The 2024 Newcastle Regional Conference will be held on Saturday, 24 February 2024 at the Novotel Newcastle Beach. The event will run from 9.00am to 4.20pm and...

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William (Bill) Denis Thompson (1925-2023)

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Vale

Bill Thompson, formerly a Judge of the Compensation Court of New South Wales, passed away in October 2023. Bill was called to the Bar in 1957 and retired from practice as a barrister in 2014.

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International Practice Series #5: practical considerations in recognition, enforcement and execution of arbitral awards in the Federal Court and in the NSW Supreme Court

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In person – Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Chaired by Boxun Yin of Banco Chambers and joined by speakers Justice Stewart of Federal Court of Australia, Justice Ball of Supreme Court of NSW and Fiona...

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Room for Sale in Two Wentworth Chambers

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Practice Support

  We have a large room (1 and 1/3, 4000 shares in CCL) on the eastern side of Two Wentworth Chambers available for purchase or licence.  It would suit a silk, aspiring silk or...

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The Craft of Advocacy in Mediation

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In person – Wednesday, 20 March 2024

This session is sponsored by the ADR Committee. It involves a panel discussion involving leading mediators, exploring the art and craft of successful advocacy...

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Member Advantage Offer

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Sponsored Article

The Bar Association has a partnership with Member Advantage, a leading provider of benefits programs. Bar Association membership entitles you to special savings on shopping,...

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Kennon and the Relevance of Family Violence in Family Law Property Matters

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Online – Thursday, 14 March 2024

Neil Jackson, Frederick Jordan Chambers, will explore issues of domestic violence and how these are relevant to Family Law property matters. It will analyse the...

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Time and location change: The Hon Acting Justice Carolyn Simpson AO: Final sitting

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An informal ceremony to mark the final sitting of the Honourable Acting Justice Simpson AO will now be held at 9.15am not 9.30am on Tuesday, 12 March 2024 in Court 12D of the Law Courts Building.

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Tonight: Cancellation Fees

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In-person – Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Join Dominic Toomey SC and Michelle Castle to discuss cancellation fees.

Cancellation fees are somewhat controversial, being described by one judge as...

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IGNITE Women for Change Art Show

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The IGNITE Art Show will be held on 22 February 2024 from 5.00pm in the Women's College at the University of Sydney and the silent auction is now live here. The funds are raised to support young...

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Room for Sale in Two Selborne

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Practice Support

2 Selborne Chambers has a comfortable three-quarter room for sale on the second floor overlooking the light well. The room is fitted out with built-in floor-to-ceiling cupboards and...

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Mardi Gras

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Diversity

Starting 16 February 2024 is Sydney’s 46th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a festival which celebrates and provides a voice for members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, allies, and...

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NSW Government must seize opportunity for coronial reform

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Media Release

The NSW Bar Association has today issued a media release which welcomed the publication of the Report on the Statutory Review of the Coroners Act 2009 (NSW) and called on the NSW...

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Two new magistrates appointed to NSW Local Court

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Appointments

The NSW Attorney General has announced that Megan Heywood and Sean Hughes have been appointed magistrates of the Local Court of NSW.

Click here to read the media release.

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Tomorrow: Ceremony for Justice Sackar

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Appointments

An informal ceremony to mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Sackar will be held at 9.15am on Thursday, 15 February 2024 in Court 12D of the Law Courts Building.

Members of...

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