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Inbrief

Director of Legal Services for ACT Integrity Commission

Positions Vacant

Attached here is a position description for a new appointment to the ACT Integrity Commission.

The position could be of particular interest to a legally qualified person who seeks...

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NSW legislation website—NEW print-on-demand functionality

The NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office’s (PCO) has just rolled out a new feature on the NSW legislation website to streamline on-demand ordering and printing of NSW legislation in hard copy. This...

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BAQ and ABA join forces for 2020 Conference for the whole profession

In 2020 the Bar Association of Queensland joins with the Australian Bar Association to host its annual conference in Brisbane. From the Welcome event on Thursday 5 March through to its conclusion on...

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Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day

Registrations close today

One of the legal profession's great sporting institutions is the Solicitors v Bar and Bench Golf Day. In recent years the Bench and Bar team has emerged victorious in...

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Submission on Australia’s Family Law System

Policy and public affairs

The Bar Association’s submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System urges Parliament to properly fund and resource the family law system,...

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The Hon Clifford Einstein QC (1947-2020)

Vale

The Hon Clifford Roy Einstein QC died on Saturday. Mr Einstein QC was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1973, took silk in 1987 and served on the Supreme Court Bench from 1997 to 2012.

A...

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ABA echoes calls for legal assistance to victims of bushfires

The Australian Bar Association, on behalf of its members, has expressed its deep sympathies to those affected by the bushfire crisis across the country and is encouraging its members nationwide to...

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AAL seminar on whistleblowing

At the lectern

The Australian Academy of Law will host a seminar on "Whistleblowing - what is it, who does it, when is it lawful, when is it mandatory?" The seminar, to be chaired by the Hon Justice...

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Electronic filing in the High Court

Practice and procedure

The High Court of Australia has introduced a Digital Lodgment System Portal (DLS Portal) to permit parties to initiate cases, file documents, pay fees, receive notifications...

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Legal Aid NSW Annual Report

Papers to note

In 2018-19 Legal Aid NSW delivered 714,819 services to clients, of which 247,471 were for criminal law, 62,593 for family law and 79,629 for civil law, according to its annual report,...

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Commencement of the 2020 Law Year

Religious ceremonies for the opening of Law Term begin on 3 February 2020. View a full list of services here.

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Bar Association office hours during Christmas - New Year

The Bar Library and the office of the New South Wales Bar Association will close for the Christmas-New Year holiday at midday on Friday, 20 December. The main office reopens at 9.00am on Monday, 6...

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The bushfire crisis

A message from President Tim Game SC

In recent weeks we have witnessed, and continue to witness, the devastation wrought by bushfires and the resulting terrible loss of life, homes and property. Our...

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