Federal Court invitation to Admiralty and Maritime Users' Group meeting

Fri Oct 27 2006

The Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court will hold a users' group meeting for the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction on Monday, 4 December 2006 at 4.30pm in the level 17 conference room, Law Courts Building, Queens Square for interested practitioners to come and express their views or simply to listen.

If there are any issues which a legal practitioner would like to have discussed, please advise Nancy Pignataro, when you RSVP by phone on (02) 9230 8264 or e-mail: by Friday, 27 November 2006.

There will be a discussion, amongst other things, of the use of the Federal Magistrates Court; of the role of mediation and arbitration in maritime claims; and of a protocol for interstate arrests.

Appointment of Ian Harrison SC to the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Thu Oct 26 2006

The Governor-in-Council has approved of the appointment of Mr Ian Harrison SC, of Eleventh Floor Wentworth/Selborne Chambers, as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales commencing on and from 12 February 2007.

Swearing-in details will be issued when known.

P.A. Selth Executive Director

26 October 2006

Senior counsel photos

Thu Oct 26 2006

Photographs of the 2006 senior counsel presentation ceremony, held on Friday, 20 October 2006 are now available. They may be ordered online, direct from the photographer's web site.

Visit and follow these simple steps:

Click on: 'Client Viewing'

Click on: 'NSW Bar Silks 2006'

Password is: supreme

Fifth Annual Supreme Court Concert

Thu Oct 26 2006

Come and celebrate your first concert of the 2006 Daylight Savings Season!

This Monday, 30th October, please join us for the Supreme Court Concert and a chance to see some truly outstanding performers.

Meet at 5.15pm for drinks & canapes in the foyer of Banco Court on Level 13 of the Supreme Court, followed by the concert from 6.15pm to 7.30pm.

Don’t miss out! There are still seats available.

Please book without delay.

Tickets are only $55 per person, and include all refreshments. Phone Mari Finter on (02) 9230 8798 to reserve your seats. Admission is by ‘names at the door’ on the evening, and your cheque should be made payable to ‘Supreme Court Concert’.

To ensure your reservation, post your cheque immediately to Supreme Court Concert, GPO Box 3, Sydney 2001, or deliver it to Mari Finter on Level 8 of the Supreme Court.

Election of 2007 Bar Council: Return of ballot papers

Wed Oct 25 2006

Ballot papers for the election of the 2007 Bar Council have been mailed to all those eligible to vote. RETURN OF BALLOT PAPER The ballot paper must be delivered to the Returning Officer (Executive Director) no later than 1.00pm on Friday 3 November 2006. The envelope containing the ballot paper must bear the name of the member casting the vote to be valid. Envelopes that do not bear the name of the member casting the vote cannot be counted: Rule 11.5.1 of the Bar Association’s Constitution. Please note that failure to return your ballot paper in an envelope on which your name is legibly printed will invalidate your vote. The ‘How to Vote’ instruction sheet that was issued with each ballot paper contains detailed information about how a valid vote is cast. POLL DEADLINE Ballot papers received after 1.00pm on Friday 3 November 2006 will not be counted. REPLACEMENT OF BALLOT PAPERS Any member who loses or spoils his or her ballot paper may obtain and complete a replacement ballot paper before the close of poll. In circumstances of a ‘lost’ ballot paper, the member must provide a statutory declaration before a new ballot paper is issued. In the case of a ‘spoiled’ ballot paper, the spoiled ballot paper must be presented by the voter before a new ballot paper will be issued. In all such cases, immediate contact should be made with the Certification Officer, Mr Barrie Anthony on ph. 9232 4055 or e-mail P.A. Selth Executive Director & Returning Officer 25 October 2006