New South Wales Bar Association






Attorney General's rates for legal representation

Practice support

The Bar Association's Costs and Fees Committee wish to remind members that changes to the Attorney General's rates are available on the Communities and Justice website.

The rates...

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'A Bush Tucker Night' for the Indigenous Barristers' Trust

More than 100 members of the Bar and friends attended last night’s ‘A Bush Tucker Night’ – raising in excess of $16,000 for the Indigenous Barristers’ Trust. Attendees sampled gourmet bush...

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Bar Book Club


Due to overwhelming demand, there will be a further final meeting of the book club for this year. This will be held on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 at 5.30pm in the library. We will be...

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Sign up for our summer mediation programs and tick off your accreditation goals today!

Join fellow lawyers and professionals from a wide range of sectors spanning across business, government, management and more at ADC’s highly regarded flagship mediation training programs this...

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2020 Regional Conference Series

Continuing Professional Development

Registrations are now OPEN for the New South Wales Bar Association 2020 Regional CPD Conferences.

  • Newcastle, Saturday 22 February 2020, Novotel Newcastle Beach
  • ...
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102NA Family Law Act, 1975 Cross-Examination of perpetrators and victims of family violence

CPD Online

Did you miss the two-part Family Law Series titled_"102NA Family Law Act, 1975: Cross-Examination of perpetrators and victims of family violence” Catch the seminar recording online,...

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2020 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner


Registrations are now open for the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law 2020 Constitutional Law Conference, to be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday, 21 February 2020....

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2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Program Release

The Conference Program for the 2020 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference has now been released.

The 2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference will be held at Hilton Hotel, George Street on...

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Experienced Barristers Program Lunch


The Experienced Barristers Program held the first of its regular lunches today at the Union, University and Schools Club. In a lively and collegial atmosphere, more than 80 guests...

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Solicitor Advocate, Prosecution Officer (Lawyer) Level 5 - Office of the DPP (NSW)

Applications sought

This is an excellent opportunity for dynamic and experienced lawyers to take the next step in their litigation career.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP)...

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External Room for Licence - Ada Evans Chambers

An external room is available to licence at Ada Evans Chambers. The room is approximately 16 square metres, furnished and with two large panel windows. Floor fees are $1,400 per month (+ GST), plus...

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Never miss a CPD again

Did you know upcoming CPD seminars can now be saved, quickly and easily, directly to your calendar? The new CPD Calendar available on the NSW Bar Association website features a dedicated 'save to...

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Presenting Evidence of Disadvantage on Sentence: An Introduction to the Bar Book Project

Thursday, 28 November

On Thursday 28 November, at 5.15 pm, the Criminal Law Committee will host a seminar titled 'Presenting Evidence of Disadvantage on Sentence: An Introduction to the Bar Book...

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Cyber Security, Privacy and Technology - how to protect your data as a barrister

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Are you a barrister who uses Dropbox to store your client’s files? Do you know your legal and ethical obligations when it comes to protecting confidential information and...

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Opportunity for Educational Advancement


The NSW Bar Association’s Education Committee and New Barristers’ Committee are seeking volunteers to assist in the review and update of the Bar Practice Course reading materials....

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Director, Projects and Practice Development

Positions Vacant

The NSW Bar Association is recruiting for the position of ‘Director, Projects and Practice Development’. The role is for an initial 2 years full time. The Director will develop...

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20th Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November 2019 is the 20th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), honouring the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost to acts of anti-transgender violence in the year prior. In...

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Fundraiser for the Women's and Girls' emergency centre: Head of the Yarra Regatta 30 November 2019


On Saturday, 30 November 2019, David Rayment will be competing in the Head of the Yarra rowing regatta in Melbourne in a coxed eight. He and a number of members in his crew from...

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2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference

Continuing Professional Development

Registrations are OPEN for the 2020 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel, George Street on Saturday 14 March 2020.

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Retirement of Chief Commissioner Kite - Tomorrow

Ceremonial sitting

The Industrial Relations Commission has changed the venue for a ceremonial sitting to mark the retirement of Chief Commissioner Kite on Wednesday, 20 November at 9.30am. It will...

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The International Criminal Court At 21 Years: What’s Happening At The Court And Where Is It Going?


On Tuesday 19 November, the Human Rights Committee will present a seminar examining the role and operations of the International Criminal Court. The seminar will focus on current issues and...

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Decisions of interest

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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Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day

Save the date - 20 January 2020

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to Manly course on Monday, 20 January 2018. There will be announcements made in the near future to make...

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New office bearers of the ABA

The following office-bearers were elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Bar Association over the weekend:

  • President: Matthew Howard SC
  • Vice-Presidents: Michael McHugh SC,
  • Matt...
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ABA 2020-25 Strategic Plan

The Australian Bar Association’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan was adopted at the quarterly meeting of directors on 16 November. The plan confirms a vision for the ABA of being the national voice for...

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