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Inbrief

President's Message

NSW Supreme Court Moves Towards Resuming Face-To-Face Hearings

The Chief Justice has today issued a media release indicating that some face-to-face civil hearings will resume in the Supreme Court on...

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Ideas@theHouse webinar - 'Ten: the Mapping of Colonial New South Wales' - Thursday 21 May 7pm

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales in collaboration with the Royal Society, is hosting the inaugural Ideas@theHouse webinar this Thursday, 21 May 2020...

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Professional Indemnity Insurance for 2020-21

Standards

The practising certificate renewals process is well under way. As members are aware, professional indemnity insurance is a statutory requirement for all barristers in New South Wales. The...

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COVID-19: Information for attending Court

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, and includes today's Updated...

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National Security and the Constitution

AACL is delighted to welcome the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security,The Hon Margaret Stone AO FAAL and the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick CSC SC,...

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Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium: The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts

The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy Of Law will hold a Joint Symposium “The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts” on Wednesday 19...

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Law Council of Australia Statement on drop in the rates of youth in detention

The President of the Law Council of Australia, Pauline Wright, has issued a media statement today indicating that the slight reduction in rates of youth justice supervision over the past five years...

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Volunteers sought for Sydney University Law Society Careers Mentoring Program

The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) is currently seeking barristers) to join its Careers Mentoring Program for the tenth anniversary of the program this year. In light of COVID-19, the guidance...

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President's Message

Personal Appearances in the District Court of NSW

The District Court of NSW has today made an announcement regarding personal appearances in that Court. The announcement relates to both civil and...

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NSW Police Prosecutors contact list

Practice support

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Magistrate’s Memoranda Nos 9 and 10 provided for lodgement of certain applications (including applications pursuant to...

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Land and Environment Court (Amendment No 1) Rule 2020

A Rule has been made to amend the Land and Environment Court Rules 2007 to:

(a) extend the application of rule 3.10 relating to Court functions not exercisable by Commissioners to Commissioners...

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Fee Recovery Assistance for New South Wales Bar Association Members

To assist members during the COVID-19 outbreak, Bar Council has resolved to relax the eligibility criteria for the Bar Association’s fee recovery service.

Ordinarily, members may only receive...

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Information Notice on the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court National Arbitration List

An Information Notice regarding the National Arbitration List has been published on the websites of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court.

In addition, there have been minor...

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Random Musings on Video Hearings - CPD online

New Content Added to CPD Online

Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, and social isolation, practitioners across all jurisdictions are participating in hearings remotely. Join Stephen Lloyd SC, James...

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National Security and the Constitution

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law is delighted to welcome the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, the Hon Margaret Stone AO FAAL and Independent National Security...

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President's Message

New South Wales Local Court: Preparation for return to defended hearings

The Chief Magistrate has communicated with the Association this week seeking the assistance of members in constructively...

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New South Wales Bar Association Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 (Cth)

The New South Wales Bar Association has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 (Cth).... Read more >

New CEO of the Federal Court of Australia Appointed

The Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Christian Porter MP has announced the appointment of Ms Sia Lagos as Chief Executive Officer and Principal Registrar (CEO) of the Federal Court of Australia.... Read more >

COVID-19: Information for attending Court

Practice Support

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments and includes today's...

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Courts in the Pandemic – A View from the Bench

While members would otherwise have been gathering for the Bench & Bar Dinner, Miss Senior from last year’s event, Ruth Higgins SC, asked some questions of the Guest of Honour, The Honourable...

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Inclusion and Diversity Note

Diversity

Overall, Australia has been fortunate so far in the management of the COVID-19 crisis, and the relatively low number and rate of cases compared to most other countries. But the crisis, and...

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International Advocacy Training Council Webinar On Demand: Virtual Court Hearings - International Perspectives

The International Advocacy Training Council ("IATC") has released an on demand webinar entitled "Virtual Court Hearings - International Perspectives".

The IATC hopes to develop and present further...

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Guide to the JobKeeper Scheme: Employment in the time of COVID-19

Webinar

The NSW Bar Association’s inaugural webinar was held on Tuesday. Over forty Association members tuned in to hear panellists Ian Neil SC, David Chin SC and Christopher Parkin, the authors...

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COVID-19: Information for attending Court

Practice Support

The New South Wales Bar Association’s consolidated guide to COVID-19-related court arrangements has today again been updated in terms of recent developments, including an Updated...

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Dispute Resolution Services briefing session regarding new dedicated Legal Portal - 1pm, 26 May 2020

The State Insurance Regulatory Authority's Dispute Resolution Service ("DRS") has launched a dedicated Legal Portal this week for legal practitioners who interact with DRS regarding disputes between...

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