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15 Bobber - the Hon Tom Bathurst

Mon Aug 15 2011

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon T Bathurst as chief justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales will be held on Friday, 16 September 2011. Speaking for Chief Justice Bathurst will be the Hon J Spigelman AC QC. The 15 Bobber will commence at 5.30pm with the speeches beginning at 5.45pm. Pre-registration is $15 and MUST be received by the association by 3.00pm Thursday, 15 September. Reservations made after this time and at the door will be $25. Download a registration form and return it with payment to Katie Hall at the New South Wales Bar Association, DX 1204 SYDNEY or fax 9221 1149. Please contact Katie Hall on ph (02) 9229 1720 if you have any questions regarding the 15 Bobber.

13�September�2011

TONIGHT: New NSW Barristers

Mon Aug 15 2011

In conjunction with the New NSW Barristers' Rules coming into effect on the 8 August 2011, the NSW Bar Association is running a number of seminars to outline and discuss these new rules. The first of these seminars will be held tonight at 5.15 in the Bar Association Common Room and will be presented by Carol Webster (Barrister, 10th Floor St James Hall) and Philip Selth OAM (Executive Director, NSW Bar Association). For full details follow the brochure link.

15 August 2011

The 2011 Berenice and Ken Buckley Dinner (ADVERTISEMENT)

Mon Aug 15 2011

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties invites members to join them for the Berenice and Ken Buckley Dinner on Friday, 2 September 2011 at 6.30 pm in the Marigold Restaurant, 5/683 George Street. The guest speaker will be Annabel Crabb, with Charles Firth of the Chaser in the role of MC for the evening. Annabel's topic will be "Control Alt Dictate: Why politicians hate giving up power and how social media might do it for them". Reserve your seat now>

22�August 2011

Women in the legal profession

Fri Aug 12 2011

Jane Needham SC and Kate Eastman were guests on Radio Atticus (2SER FM) yesterday, discussing the status of women in today's legal profession. "[Women] have come a long way" said Needham SC,�"but not as fast as we would have liked". A transcript of the program is held in the Bar Library.

12 August 2011

Boulten SC interviewed on ABC TV's 7.30 New South Wales

Fri Aug 12 2011

On Friday, 12 August, Senior Vice-President Phil Boulten SC�was interviewed by Quentin Dempster on 7.30 New South Wales�regarding the need for independent scrutiny of the NSW Crime Commission. Mr Boulten said, among other things, that "It's really necessary that these commissions that meet in secret, force people to answer questions against their will are from time to time looked at by an independent arms-length person." A transcript�is held in the Bar Library.

15 August 2011

Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library - Book Drive

Fri Aug 12 2011

Clayton Utz and the NSW Bar Association have joined forces in supporting the Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library with a Book Drive until Friday, 16 September. This drive is aimed at providing books for the New South Wales Corrective Services Division which supervises over 17,000 offenders (with over 80 per cent�male).�

Therefore�members are asked�to provide�the following suitable literature for the Corrective Services Division�that must be in excellent condition:

Books Novels Cookbooks Gardening Biographies Fantasy Self Help Dictionaries Atlases Magazines National Geographic/Australian Geographic Sudoku/Crossword Bike/car magazines Cooking magazines

Where to send your books

Please forward your donations to Lisa Allen�at� The Bar Association Library.

Volunteering

The Benjamin Andrew Footpath Library has allocated one Saturday every second month to Clayton Utz and the NSW Bar� to attend the storage unit at Kennard's Storage in Brookvale.� A combination of 4 volunteers will be required for each session.� Our next volunteering opportunity is on Saturday, 10 December at 1pm.� Here you will spend a couple of hours packing books for various hostels in New South Wales based on it's demographics.� A notice will be sent out closer to the date requesting those interested to register for the session.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Allen at The Bar Association Library.

2 September 2011

Invitation to the launch of two bar history projects

Thu Aug 11 2011

Members are cordially invited to the launch of The New South Wales Bar Association Oral History Project & Women Barristers Forum Project "Women Practising at the NSW Bar: the Years to 1975" on Thursday, 1 September 2011 in the Common Room. Learn more>

30�August 2011

ALMA 2012 Conference, Hong Kong (ADVERTISEMENT)

Thu Aug 11 2011

ALMA 2012 – the Australasia Legal Mediation & Arbitration conference to be held in Hong Kong in January –� is receiving strong international feedback. �You need to register now to ensure your attendance at this event. Registrations for this event are limited and the early bird, saving AUD $500 is due to expire on Monday August 15.

In addition to an excellent conference program of international speakers, including a keynote by Sir Lawrence Street, the organisers have just announced the inclusion of Justice Peter Rose. �A feature of the event is the specialist seminars to be hosted in the offices of local firms including, Mallesons Stephen Jacques, Dechert, Haldanes, Withers Worldwide, Clifford Chance, Ince & Co, Hogan Lovells and Minter Ellison. It is anticipated additional firms and topics will be announced, and you do not have to nominate your seminar preferences at this time to register.��

11 August 2011

2011 Alternative Dispute Workshop

Thu Aug 11 2011

The 2011 Alternative Dispute Workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 August 2011 from 9.00am – 5.15pm in the Heritage Ballroom, Westin Hotel, No.1 Martin Place. The opening address will be delivered by Chief Justice Tom Bathurst. Other speakers and panellists will be Attorney General Greg Smith SC, Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG KStJ, Angela Bowne SC. This workshop is important for barristers seeking accreditation or re-accreditation as a mediator in 2011. Attendees will accrue 7 CPD points of the 20 points required in the 2 year accreditation period. For more information, or to register, download a�programme>

11 August 2011

LCA cautious about National Disability Insurance Scheme

Thu Aug 11 2011

The Law Council of Australia has welcomed the proposal to establish a National Disability Insurance Scheme but has warned against the potential erosion of rights for disabled and catastrophically injured people if some of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations are implemented. Learn more >

11 August 2011

Are you interested in expanding your legal mind? (ADVERTISEMENT)

Wed Aug 10 2011

No matter your motivations for a postgraduate legal education, there is something for you at Sydney Law School and all the information you need will be at your fingertips at the Graduate Options Expo, Thursday 22 September, 3.00pm to 7.00pm in the Great Hall.There will be information sessions commencing from 4.00pm on employment and labour law, international law, criminology, climate and environmental law, and the Sydney JD. Learn more>

10 August 2011

PC recommends national disability and injury insurance schemes

Wed Aug 10 2011

The�Australian Government has released the Productivity Commission's final report on a�National Disability Insurance Scheme. The inquiry found that current disability support arrangements are "inequitable, underfunded, fragmented, and inefficient and give people with a disability little choice" and�that a "coherent and certain system for people with a disability is required".

The report recommends that:�a National Disability Insurance Scheme should be created to provide all Australians with insurance for the costs of support if they or a family member acquire a disability; and�a National Injury Insurance Scheme should be created to provide no fault insurance for anyone who suffers a catastrophic injury.

The�report finds that it would take at least seven years to transform disability services. In response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations for the states and territories to harmonise their approach to catastrophic injury, the Australian Government will also convene a working group led by the assistant treasurer to work with state and territory governments, lawyers and other stakeholders to progress this important complementary reform.

10 August 2011

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

Wed Aug 10 2011

The following cases will be published in a forthcoming volume of NSWLR: The Site Foreman Pty Ltd v Brand [2011] NSWSC 451 LK v Commissioner of Police [2011] NSWSC 458 Spark Infrastructure Holdings No 1 Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1497 Hitchcock v Pratt [2010] NSWSC 1508

China Shipping (Australia) Agency Co Pty Ltd v D V Kelly Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 1556 D’Anastasi v Environment Protection Authority [2010] NSWLEC 260 Hamzy v Commissioner of Corrective Services (NSW) [2011] NSWSC 120

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

10 August 2011

Clerks Conference and Dinner

Wed Aug 10 2011

The inaugural NSW Barristers’ Clerks Association Conference will take place on Friday, 7 October. It will be held in the Sun Room at the Ivy. All clerks are encouraged to attend for what promises to be a full program including sessions on the new�Barristers' Rules, direct access and fee recovery; OH&S Requirements and marketing the bar. The final program will be sent out shortly.

Following the conference the annual Clerk’s dinner will be held at the Establishment Ballroom, with the chief justice of the High Court,� the Hon R S French AC as the guest of honour. As usual, clerks will be able to invite members of their chambers to the dinner.

Download your invitation and RSVP by 26 August. For more information contact Katie Hall at the Bar Association at khall@nswbar.asn.au

16 August 2011

NSW Bar FC says thank you to its fans

Tue Aug 09 2011

On 8 August 2011, NSW Bar FC completed its third successive year in the Domain Soccer League (lunchtime) competition. If success is measured by friendly, collegiate and happy times then NSW FC has enjoyed some remarkable successes this year. Thanks to all the lunchtime lovers of the World Game for making the season so enjoyable.

NSW Bar FC will now go on to defend its title in the Suncorp 'State of Origin' Football Challenge against the might of teams from the Victoria and Queensland Bars at the Gold Coast on 10 September 2011. It will be combined with a Sports Law Conference and Dinner. Any interested member of the Bar and Bench (and families) are invited and encouraged to attend. Download�a flyer or contact Anthony Lo Surdo (9223 3181 losurdo@12thfloor.com.au)

9 August 2011

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Tue Aug 09 2011

Attention all runners! The Health, Sport and Recreation Committee encourages you to join the Bar Association Team in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Sunday, 18 September 2011! Please see the official website for more details: http://www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au. To register as part of the NSW Bar Association team select ‘Enter’ then search for an existing team – ‘NSW Bar Association’.� The password is NSWBar2011.

This event has a 4km, 9km, 21 km and 42 km run and we encourage members to participate in the race that best suits their fitness level. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties throughout the registration process, please contact Joss Separovic at jseparovic@nswbar.asn.au

18 August 2011

The Paisley Snail - Donoghue v Stevenson: 80 years on

Tue Aug 09 2011

An international conference will be taking place on 25-26 May 2012, to mark the exact 80th anniversary of Lord Atkin’s judgment in Donoghue v Stevenson.�University of the West of Scotland, Renfrewshire Law Centre, and The Faculty of Advocates, will host the conference of the decade in Paisley, the locus delicti, to examine, discuss and celebrate eighty years of the law of tort, negligence and delict. The call for papers for the conference is now open. Abstracts should be submitted by Thursday, 1 September 2011.

9 August 2011

Seminars regarding the new New South Wales Barristers

Mon Aug 08 2011

The new NSW Barristers’ Rules entered into effect today, 8 August 2011 and are the result of extensive public and professional consultation. In conjunction with the new rules coming into effect, the NSW Bar Association will run a number of seminars to outline and discuss and these new rules. Learn more>

8 August 2011

The Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference

Mon Aug 08 2011

The Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference, "New Trends in Sharemarket Regulation", will be held from 1.30pm - 6.00pm on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 in the Banco Court, Queens Square. The conference will be opened by the Hon Tom Bathurst, chief justice of NSW; Stuart Westgarth, president of the Law Society of NSW; and Professor Jennifer Hill, director of the Ross Parsons Centre.

16 August 2011

TONIGHT: A Value Add in Trust and Estate Administration (ADVERTISEMENT)

Mon Aug 08 2011

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an interdisciplinary panel discussion led by Associate Justice Richard Macready on "A Value Add in Trust and Estate Administration". He will be joined by Lindsay Ellison SC, Neil Wickenden, and Ken Cappie-Wood. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 5.30pm sharp at Banco Court, Queens Square. Refreshments will be served at 7.00pm. For more information, or to register, download a flyer>

17�August 2011

Suspended sentences on the rise

Fri Aug 05 2011

Since their introduction in 2000, the use of suspended sentences has doubled in the local courts and risen by 60 per cent in the higher criminal courts. Although suspended sentences are meant to be imposed only on offenders whose offence is serious enough to warrant a prison sentence, they are being used on offenders who, prior to the introduction of suspended sentences, would never have received a prison sentence. Learn more>

5 August 2011

Samuel Griffith Society Conference in Hobart (ADVERTISEMENT)

Fri Aug 05 2011

The Samuel Griffith Society Conference will take place in Hobart on 26-28 August at the Mercure Hobart, 156 Bathurst Street.�Guest speakers at this year's conference include, but are not limited to,�Hon Justice JD Heydon AC, the Hon Michael Field, former Labor premier of Tasmania and the Hon R J Ellicott QC.

The Samuel Griffith Society was established in 1992 by former High Court chief justice Sir Harry Gibbs to promote debate and understanding on issues of law and public policy in Australia. The Society meets in a different state each year. Attendees at the society's conference include working and retired parliamentarians, judges, lawyers, economists, public servants and students. Further details of the Society's activities can be found on their website www.samuelgriffith.org.au

Accommodation for delegates wishing to stay at the Mercure Hobart is at a special conference rate of $95 with the option of a discounted buffet breakfast rate. Reservations should be made directly with the Hotel on 03 6232 6243 or email reservations@mercurehobart.com.au and please quote the Samuel Griffith Society to obtain the special rate.

This year's Conference will commence a little earlier than normal with registration at 5.00pm on Friday, 26 August followed by a very special pre-dinner reception at Government House, hosted by His Excellency, the Governor Hon Peter Underwood. Please arrive at the hotel prior to 5.30pm if you would like to attend the pre-dinner reception. Transport to and from Government house will be provided. Dinner will begin at 7.30pm.

Download registration brochure>

5 August 2011

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