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Invitation to the launch of the book Walk With Us

Tue Aug 30 2011

Members are invited to attend the launch of Walk With Us,�an illustrated�book about the NT Intervention, on Thursday, 1 September 2011�at�6.00pm at�Gleebooks.�The book articulates the views of Aboriginal Elders who gathered in Melbourne in February 2011 as well as those of other leading Australians. Walk With Us will be launched by Nicole Watson, Research Fellow, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and Jeff McMullen, CEO (Honorary) of Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth.

Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe Cost: Free RSVP: visit the gleebooks web site or ph: (02) 9660 2333 or�

This will be a non-alcohol launch brought to you by 'Concerned Australians'

30 August 2011

TONIGHT: Forbes Society Lecture - The History of Pleading in NSW

Tue Aug 30 2011

Tonight, the Hon. JP Bryson QC (formerly of the NSW Court of Appeal and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW) will present a lecture on the history of pleading in New South Wales. The seminar will be held in the Common Room of the NSW Bar Association tonight, Tuesday, 30 August 2011, at 5.15pm and has been organised under the sponsorship of the Forbes Society, the Bar Association and the Seldon Society.

30 August 2011

Vale John Spencer Purdy (1935-2011)

Tue Aug 30 2011

The Hon John Purdy, a retired justice of the Family Court of Australia, died on� the weekend. There is to be a private cremation. Details of a memorial service will be notified when available.

30 August 2011

2011 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture

Thu Aug 25 2011

Members are invited to�the 2011 Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Annual Lecture, titled�"Profit, Success & Happiness: Can you have it all? Julie McCrossin in Conversation with the Legal Profession" on�Thursday, 29 September 2011 at 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start in the Federal Court of Australia, Level 21, Law Courts Building, Queens Square. Freelance journalist, facilitator and UNSW law alumna, Julie McCrossin�discusses the legal workplace culture and mental health with a panel of guests. Learn more>

27�September�2011

Fundraising trivia night in the Common Room on Thursday – fantastic raffle prizes to be won

Thu Aug 25 2011

The New South Wales Bar Association is hosting a fundraising trivia night in the Common Room on Thursday, 22 September� to raise vital funds for the Young Love Foundation. So it’s time to get your heads together and come and join the fun!� Friends, partners, clients and instructing solicitors are all welcome.

There are fantastic raffle prizes to be won on the night including: a 1 Month Membership with Elixr Health (valued at $322), degustation voucher including wine at Subsolo (valued at $170), lunch voucher at Fix St James (valued at $150), a one Month Membership with H.I.T. Boot Camp (valued at $199), a $100 voucher for breakfast or lunch at Silks (valued at $100), a $100 Farage clothing store voucher, 2 health sessions with Galileo Fitness (valued at $50 each) and 5 fitness sessions with Alan Peacock, trainer (valued at $50 each).

Tickets are $40 per person, or $400 for a table of 10. This includes trivia, dinner and beverages. On the night there will also be a raffle with lots of amazing prizes on offer. Limited tickets to trivia available, so get in early. Be sure to book your table by tomorrow, Thursday, 15 September.

Be warned: anyone caught trying to Google the answers will be fined $20, which will go directly to the Young Love Foundation.�

Did you know:

  • The most common illness faced by teenagers now is depression
  • 1 in 3 young Australian deaths is due to suicide
  • 1 in 4 12-15 year olds consume alcohol weekly
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys are victims of child sexual abuse
  • Australia has the third highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the developed world
  • All the indicators are that many of our teenagers are in crisis, and their self esteem is suffering

The Young Love Foundation provide school and community based mentoring programs and personal development workshops for young people who are facing profound challenges in their lives, including mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and sexual health issues. Click here for a summary of their programs and for more information, please see http://www.younglove.org.au/

If you are not able to attend the evening but would still like to make a donation to the Young Love Foundation, please either complete the details on the booking form and send it into Katie Hall at the Bar Association or donate directly to the charity through their website http://www.younglove.org.au/

Any questions regarding the night, please contact Katie Hall at e-mail address khall@nswbar.asn.au or phone (02) 9232 4055.

20�September�2011

Reform of judicial review in NSW

Thu Aug 25 2011

The Bar Association's�Constitutional and Administrative Law Section will host a seminar on reform of judicial review in New South Wales. It will take place on�Monday, 29 August 2011 between 5.00pm and�6.30pm. The speakers will be�John Griffiths SC and Stephen Lloyd SC, chaired by Neil Williams SC.

In March 2011 the New South Wales government released a discussion paper, Reform of Judicial Review in NSW. The submission period has now finished, and a summary of responses will be circulated prior to the seminar. This seminar will consist of a discussion among the members of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Section of the main issues, led by the two speakers. The purpose is to assist those in the attorney general's portfolio with carriage of the reforms, who will be present, by providing the observations of administrative law practitioners on the issues.

25 August 2011

NSW Law Reports

Thu Aug 25 2011

NSWLR Volume 77, Part 3 is now available to online and print subscribers. For a list of cases in the part, and other NSWLR parts and volumes, go to www.nswlr.com.au/reports

25 August 2011

Social media comes to the aid of Queens Square fruit vendor

Wed Aug 24 2011

The online petition to save Wayne, the Queens Square fruit vendor has "gone bananas", according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The City of Sydney shut down Wayne's stall after he fell three weeks in arrears with his rent. In Brief cannot express a view on the matter, but did manage to locate the online petition, which members can sign by following this link.

24 August 2011

One for the diary: A History of Pleading in New South Wales

Tue Aug 23 2011

The Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, the Selden Society and the Bar Association will host a public lecture by the Hon JP Bryson QC (formerly of the NSW Court of Appeal and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW) in the Common Room, will now be held on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 at 5.15pm. The lecturer will canvas the history of pleading in New South Wales.

23 August 2011

Be a part of UNSW Law’s history


Tue Aug 23 2011

Attention UNSW Law School alumni. To celebrate UNSW Law’s 40th Anniversary, the law school is bringing its cameras to the New South Wales Bar Association on Tuesday, 30 August 2011. They'd like to film their law alumni talking about their experience at UNSW Law School and their career since then. The footage may be use at various forums to promote the UNSW Law School. So if you’re a UNSW Law Alumni, they'd love to see you on the day.


When: Tuesday, 30 August, 12-2pm 
 Where: Bar Association Conference Room Three, ‘B' Level , Selborne Chambers, 174 Phillip Street . To participate: contact Susie Phe, s.phe@unsw.edu.au �Ph: 02 9385 9531

23 August 2011

Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the editor, Bret Walker SC

Tue Aug 23 2011

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR:

Residential Housing Corporation v Esber and Ors [2011] NSWCA 25 Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd v Council of the City of Sydney [2011] NSWCA 17

OV & OW v Members of the Board of the Wesley Mission Council [2010] NSWCA 155 Grave v Blazevic Holdings [2010] NSWCA 324 Zanner v Zanner [2010] NSWCA 343

For further information, please contact the Council of Law Reporting office: office@nswlr.com.au, phone 9266 0768.

23 August 2011

Pre-litigation reforms on hold in NSW

Tue Aug 23 2011

The New South Wales Government will postpone the introduction of laws that require parties to take reasonable steps to resolve their disputes before they commence court proceedings, Attorney General Greg Smith SC announced today. Mr Smith said the reasonable steps provisions would be postponed by 18 months to enable NSW to monitor the success of similar provisions that commenced in Federal courts on 1 August. Learn more >

23 August 2011

Open forum on Court of Appeal practice

Tue Aug 23 2011

An open forum on Court of Appeal practice will be held tonight at 5.00pm in the Banco Court. The forum will showcase the research facilities on the Judicial Commission web site and provide practitioners with an opportunity to discuss practice and procedure in the Court of Appeal, including the UCPR Rules.

24 August 2011

Bar Book Club meeting tomorrow

Mon Aug 22 2011

The next meeting of the Bar Book Club�will be held�tomorrow, 6 September, at 6.00pm in the Bar Library.� There will be a discussion of the radio play ‘The Investigator : a political satire in documentary form’ by Reuben Ship. Audio files and commentary are available here.�For those of you coming from outside the building, be sure to beat the 6.00pm lock down.

5�September 2011

ALRC discussion paper on family violence

Mon Aug 22 2011

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) today released its Discussion Paper for the current inquiry into family violence and commonwealth laws, Family Violence - Commonwealth Laws (DP 76), and is calling for submissions on over 30 proposals for reform. Learn more >� Submissions must reach the ALRC by Friday, 30 September 2011.

22 August 2011

Cases selected for reporting in NSWLR by the editor, Bret Walker SC

Thu Aug 18 2011

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: Apostolovski v Total Risk Management [2010] NSWSC 1451 ASIC v Sigalla (No 4) [2011] NSWSC 62 Re Chow Cho Poon (Private) Ltd [2011] NSWSC 300

Application of Justice Health; re a Patient [2011] NSWSC 432 Jocelyn Edwards; Re the estate of the Late Mark Edwards [2011] NSWSC 478

For further information, please contact the Council of Law Reporting office: office@nswlr.com.au, phone 9266 0768.

11 August 2011

Some notable appointments

Wed Aug 17 2011

The Hon Jennifer Margaret Boland has been reappointed as a part-time legal member of the Guardianship Tribunal for the period commencing on 1 August 2011 and expiring on 31 July 2016.

Magistrate Helen Gay Barry has been appointed as a deputy state coroner for the period commencing on 3 August 2011 and expiring on 2 August 2012.

Peter Dwyer has been reappointed as chairperson of the Pharmacy Tribunal of New South Wales for the period commencing on 3 August 2011 and expiring on 30 June 2013.

Magistrate Mark Buscombe has been appointed as a deputy state coroner for the period commencing on 3 August 2011 and expiring on 2 August 2014.

Phillipa Jane Gormly has been reappointed as a deputy chairperson of the Chiropractic Tribunal of New South Wales, a deputy chairperson of the Optometry Tribunal of New South Wales and a deputy chairperson of the Osteopathy Tribunal of New South Wales for the period commencing on 3 August 2011 and expiring on 30 June 2013.

Mr John Victor Stanhope has been appointed as an acting crown prosecutor for the period commencing on 9 August 2011 and expiring on 16 December 2011.

17 August 2011

Opera Fund Raising Dinner to benefit UTS: Law scholarship (ADVERTISEMENT)

Wed Aug 17 2011

On Tuesday, 6 September, the UTS Faculty of Law will host�an Opera Fundraising Dinner to benefit the UTS: Law Equity Scholarship Fund. Enjoy a sensational three-course dinner, accompanied by fine wines and performances by the young stars of Pacific Opera. Tickets are $400 per head (including a requested $200 tax-deductible donation) or $4,000 per table of 10 (including a requested $2,000 tax-deductible donation). The UTS:Law Equity Scholarship Fund is�for outstanding students who, without financial assistance, might not otherwise be able to pursue a tertiary education.

To purchase your tickets or make a donation to the UTS:Law Equity Scholarship Fund, please click here to access the payment form.

For further information, please contact Fiona Lyne at Fiona.Lyne@uts.edu.au or phone (02) 9514 3490.

Dress: Cocktail Date:�6 September 2011 Time:�18:30 Location: Off Campus Opera Point Marquee, Northern Broadwalk, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Audience:�All Welcome RSVP:�By Monday, 22 August 2011 Contact: Fiona Lyne, Executive Officer to the Dean,�Ph (02) 9514 3490

17 August 2011

TONIGHT: Murray Gleeson - A biography in the making

Tue Aug 16 2011

Members are invited to join a meeting of the Australian Legal History Discussion Group this evening in the Common Room, commencing at 5:30pm and concluding no later than 7:00pm. The topic for discussion will be "Chief Justice Murray Gleeson, A biography in the Making", to be led by Michael Pelly (member of the Council of the Forbes Society and media advisor to Attorney General Greg Smith SC) and the convenor will be Dr Lisa Ford (UNSW). Michael will outline to the meeting his ongoing work on a biography of Murray Gleeson, formerly a president of the NSW Bar Association, chief justice of NSW and chief justice of Australia. Opportunities for discussion will follow.

16 August 2011