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Swearing in details for Mr Ian Harrison SC

Wed Nov 08 2006

A formal ceremony to mark the swearing in of Ian Harrison SC as a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held in the Banco Court on Monday, 12 February 2007 at 9.30am.

The attorney general will address the court on behalf of the Bar.

P.A. Selth Executive Director

8 November 2006

Farewell Ceremony for the Hon Justice Handley AO

Wed Nov 08 2006

The Hon Justice Handley AO will retire as a judge of appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 11 January 2007. A formal ceremony for this occasion will be held in the Banco Court at 9.30am on Friday, 15 December 2006.

The attorney general will address the court on behalf of the Bar.

14 December 2006

Amended Bar Council 2007 Election Results

Fri Nov 03 2006

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.3 of the Bar Association Constitution, I declare the following elected to the 2007 Bar Council:

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.1(a) (the 5 Senior Counsel who received the most votes)

Slattery QC, Michael Katzmann SC, Anna Toner SC, Robert Coles QC, Bernard Bathurst QC, Tom King SC, Larry Zahra SC, Peter Gleeson SC, Justin Garling SC, Peter

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.1(b) (the 3 members who have been practising as Local Practising Barristers for less than 5 years who have received the most votes)

Holz, Margaret Sharp, Naomi Francois, Rachel

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.1(c) (of the remaining candidates, the 13 members – of whom no more than 4 shall be Senior Counsel – who have received the most votes)

Khandhar, Paresh Traill, Kate McHugh, Michael Pepper, Rachel Cunneen, Margaret McGrath, Garry Healey, Anne Ash, David Lancaster, Richard

1031 valid or partially valid votes were counted.

Download the 2007 Bar Council election tally of ballot papers.

P.A. Selth Returning Officer

3 November 2006

Bar Council election results

Fri Nov 03 2006

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.3 of the Bar Association Constitution, I declare the following elected to the 2007 Bar Council:

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.1(a) (the 5 Senior Counsel who received the most votes)

Slattery QC, Michael Katzmann SC, Anna Toner SC, Robert Coles QC, Bernard Bathurst QC, Tom King SC, Larry Zahra SC, Peter Gleeson SC, Justin Garling SC, Peter

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.1(b) (the 3 members who have been practising as Local Practising Barristers for less than 5 years who have received the most votes)

Holz, Margaret Sharp, Naomi Girdham, Jennie

Pursuant to Rule 11.8.1(c) (of the remaining candidates, the 13 members – of whom no more than 4 shall be Senior Counsel – who have received the most votes)

Khandhar, Paresh Traill, Kate McHugh, Michael Pepper, Rachel Cunneen, Margaret McGrath, Garry Healey, Anne Ash, David Lancaster, Richard

1031 valid or partially valid votes were counted.

Download the 2007 Bar Council election tally of ballot papers.

P.A. Selth Returning Officer

3 November 2006

Close of ballot for election of 2007 Bar Council

Thu Nov 02 2006

A final reminder that the ballot for the election of the 2007 Bar Council closes at 1.00pm on Friday, 3 November 2006. Counting of the ballot will commence immediately after the annual general meeting.

P.A. Selth, Executive Director and Returning Officer

2 November 2006

Annual general meeting, Friday 3 November 2006 at 1.00pm

Thu Nov 02 2006

The annual general meeting of The New South Wales Bar Association and the Barristers’ Benevolent Association will be held this Friday, 3 November 2006 at 1.00pm in the common room.

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

P.A. Selth, Executive Director and Returning Officer

2 November 2006

Heads of chambers meeting

Thu Nov 02 2006

The next heads of chambers meeting will be held on Monday, 6 November 2006 at 5.00pm in the New South Wales Bar Association common room.

AGENDA

1. President’s report on events and issues arising since June 2006.

2. Other issues raised by heads of chambers.

3. Discussion by Dr Jonathan Phillips, Consultant Psychiatrist, regarding mental health at the Bar.

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: Nancy.Pignataro@fedcourt.gov.au 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 www.murrayharris.com.au 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 banthony@nswbar.asn.au. P.A. Selth Executive Director & Returning Officer 25 October 2006