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Inbrief

Stripped of Citizenship: The Indian Constitution, Human Rights and Public Law

Webinar - Thursday, 5 August 2021

The NSW Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee invites members to a seminar on contemporary human rights issues in India.

Join Professor Kate O’Regan,...

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Recent Changes to Federal Sentencing for Commonwealth Child Sex Offences

Webinar - Wednesday 4 August 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee will host a CPD webinar on the “Recent Changes to Federal Sentencing for Commonwealth Child Sex...

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Full Size Room for Sale or Opportunity to Licence - Level 4 Wentworth Chambers

Full size room for sale $125,000.00 (price negotiable).

The recently renovated room has built-in cupboards and a robing cupboard, together with air conditioning, carpet, bar fridge, blinds and is...

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The Barristers' Safe Place

Wellbeing

The Bar Council has approved the creation of an online forum, called the ‘Safe Place’, where barristers may meet and ventilate matters of concern to them, in a confidential setting. It...

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Half Room for Sale – Sir Owen Dixon Chambers – Level 64, MLC Centre

Half of an external room i.e. sharing with another barrister, has become available for sale at Sir Owen Dixon Chambers.

The Chambers consists of 66 barristers including five Senior Counsel all of...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Thursday 29 July 2021

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 COVID-19 Update...

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Childrens Court - Public Notice of Response to Covid-19 Pandemic No 10

The President of the Children’s Court has issued Children's Court Public Notice No 10 in light of the Premier's announcement today introducing further restrictions and the extension of the Public...

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AACL Event - Secret Hearings and the Constitution: SDCV v D-G of Security [2021] FCAFC 51 and the Collaery Case

The NSW Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is delighted to welcome Mr David Hume and Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh to present on two recent cases that raise important questions...

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Lucinda Lecture 2021: The Honourable Justice James Edelman - Aliens, Defence, Juries, and Marriage

Monash Law is honoured to present the 2021 Lucinda Lecture, to be delivered by The Honourable Justice James Edelman, High Court of Australia on Thursday 19 August 2021 from 6:00 PM – 7:10 PM AEST....

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District Court COVID-19 Update

The District Court of NSW has today announced that the temporary suspension of new jury trials in the following Courts will continue until 28 August 2021:

• The Downing Centre;

• John...

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COVID-19 update for the Local Court of NSW

The Local Court of NSW has just released an amended Chief Magistrate's Memorandum 19, which has been extended until 27 August 2021 and also been amended to provide that "Upon application to the Court...

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Updated Summary of NSW and Commonwealth Government COVID-19 financial assistance packages

As mentioned in the President's Message of 22 July 2021, a summary of the following packages, which may have some application to members and chambers, has been prepared:

• NSW Government COVID-19...

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Recent Changes to Federal Sentencing for Commonwealth Child Sex Offences

Webinar - Wednesday 4 August 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee will host a CPD webinar on the “Recent Changes to Federal Sentencing for Commonwealth Child Sex...

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2021 Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training Program

In-Person - Postponed until Saturday 23 October

The 2021 Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training Program has been postponed until Saturday 23 October, at a location to be advised.

All information...

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The Australian Bar Association calls on the Commonwealth to reconsider the prosecution of Bernard Collaery

The President of the Australian Bar Association, Matthew Howard SC has issued a Media Release today stating he shares the concerns of the ACT Bar Association in relation to the prosecution of...

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COVID-19: Information for Attending Court - Wednesday 28 July 2021

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 update from the...

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Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia - COVID-19 update: online and telephone services only for Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong registries

The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court have today extended their announcement regarding Online and telephone services only for the Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong registries until Monday 30...

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Federal Court of Australia - Online and telephone services only for NSW Registry

The Federal Court has today extended its announcement regarding Online and telephone services only for its NSW Registry until Monday 30 August 2021.

The updated announcement is available here.

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Reminder: Senior Counsel Applications for 2021 now open

Senior Counsel 2021 - closes 5pm on Friday

Applicant's please note during remote working conditions it may take additional time to assist you, if you encounter problems submitting your application....

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Reminder: Senior Counsel Applications for 2021 now open

Senior Counsel 2021 - closes 5pm on Friday

Applicant's please note during remote working conditions it may take additional time to assist you, if you encounter problems submitting your application....

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The Barristers' Safe Place

Wellbeing

The Bar Council has approved the creation of an online forum, called the ‘Safe Place’, where barristers may meet and ventilate matters of concern to them, in a confidential setting. It...

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Virtual check-in for women readers – Wednesday 28 July 2021

The Women Barristers Forum invites women readers to another “virtual check in” with executive members of the WBF and other senior women at the Bar, at 6pm on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

As with last...

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Australian Disputes Centre – Upskill and Complete Mediation Accreditation (Online)

Complete mediator accreditation with ADC’s highly-regarded online training. More professional coaching. More supporting resources. Two upcoming courses, commencing on 4 August and 15 Sept. Sir...

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Taxation Treaties and Domestic Law

Presented by - The Tax Bar Association of The Victorian Bar and Australian Bar Association

CHAIR: Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

SPEAKERS: Kevin Prosser QC...

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Now Open - NMAS Mediator Accreditation and Re-accreditation

Applications are now open for mediator accreditation and re-accreditation under the National Mediation Accreditation System (NMAS). To apply, please complete BarADR's online application form by 5pm,...

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