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Distinguished speakers at the 2011 National Indigenous Legal Conference

Thu Aug 04 2011

Lawyers from all over Australia will have an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal legal systems at the 2011 National Indigenous Legal Conference, which will be held in Sydney on 12-13 August 2011.� Terry Chenery, president of Ngalaya, the Indigenous lawyers and law students association of NSW, says speakers such as George Pascoe Gaymarani and the Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra between them have written numerous published papers on Ngarra and Yoglnu law.

Mr Chenery says that "Mr Pascoe and the Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra are men at the pinnacle of the Yolgnu legal system. You might say that they are the equivalent of justices of the High Court of Australia."

Download a conference brochure and registration form>

4 August 2011�

15 Bobber for the Hon Justice Alan Robertson

Thu Aug 04 2011

The 15 Bobber to celebrate the appointment of the Hon Justice Alan Robertson to the Federal Court of Australia will be held on Friday, 5 August 2011. Speaking for Justice Robertson will be Tony Meagher SC. 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, 4 August. 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.

4 August 2011�

The PILCH Offshore Asylum Seeker Project training sessions

Thu Aug 04 2011

The PILCH NSW Offshore Asylum Seeker Project will assist individuals in immigration detention throughout Australia who have been refused refugee status and have the right to judicial review. Part of this project, will be to match individuals with legal representation through the creation of a clearinghouse. In order to assist barristers and solicitors interested in taking on these matters, PILCH NSW has arranged for a series of trainings run by some of the top experts in the field which will cover the background issues, current law and future direction of judicial review in immigration matters.� There will also be a presentation by Legal Aid Grants department to describe the funding options available for these matters. **Attendees get 1.5 CPD points for attending each seminar. **Please RSVP your attendance to Anna Roberts at: clearinghouse9@pilchnsw.org.au If you have any queries please call Anna on (02) 9114 1825

9�August 2011

REMINDER: Meagher SC swearing-in

Thu Aug 04 2011

Anthony Meagher SC has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. A formal ceremony will be held in the Banco Court TODAY, 10 August 2011 at 9.30am. Attorney General Greg Smith SC will speak on behalf of the bar. Barristers are to wear robes and wigs. Senior counsel should wear full-bottomed wigs.

10 August 2011

Conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the ICC

Wed Aug 03 2011

On 14-15�February 2012, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Australian Human Rights Centre of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales will host an international conference Justice for All? The International Criminal Court - A Conference: A Ten Year Review. The conference will mark the 10th anniversary of the operation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and discuss the work and impact of the ICC during its first decade. The president and� registrar of the ICC will be attending the conference.

2 February 2012�

New community members of the Judicial Commission

Wed Aug 03 2011

Ken Moroney AO APM and Rosemary Sinclair AO have been appointed as community representatives on a panel of the Conduct Division of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales.

3 August 2011

TONIGHT: Writing Arbitral Awards

Wed Aug 03 2011

Tonight's seminar will be presented by Peter Callaghan SC and Mark Dempsey SC. Chairing the session is Angela Bowne SC. The focus of the seminar is on arbitral award writing. For full details, please follow the brochure link.

Please note that attendance at this seminar (together with attendance at the two Commercial Arbitration Act seminars in either April or September) will be necessary for those members seeking approval for the first time as BarADR arbitrators with the Association.

3 August 2011

The Les Kennedy Benefit - a message to colleagues and friends

Wed Aug 03 2011

As some members may be aware, former Sydney Morning Herald court reporter Les Kennedy is battling cancer and wishes to return to his home for palliative care. To respect his wishes a Benefit night has been organised in his honour with all proceeds being donated toward a palliative care nurse. We ask that you join us in supporting Les Kennedy at the Crown Hotel (cnr of Elizabeth and Goulburn streets) tonight for a 6.00pm start. There will be entertainment, nibbles, live auction and raffles. All proceeds to be donate to Les's palliative care. Bring your heart and a dollar! For further information please contact Delphine Anderson on 0434 434 280 or 9024 9500 or by email: clerk@marburychambers.com.au

3 August 2011

Competition and consumer law: exceptions and defences (ADVERTISEMENT)

Tue Aug 02 2011

Places are still available at Sydney Law School's latest postgraduate course, Competition & Consumer Law: Exceptions and Defences. This unit offers a detailed review of the many exceptions, defences, exemptions and immunities that often provide the basis for denials of liability under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). The unit commences on Thursday, 18 August 2011. Learn more >

2 August 2011

Tonight: Successful Speakers Series, featuring Helen Conway

Tue Aug 02 2011

Members are invited to hear Helen Conway speak at the next event in the Equal Opportunity Committee's Successful Speakers Series, which will take place on Thursday, 4 August 2011 at 5.15pm in the Bar Common Room. Attendance will attract 1.5 CPD points.

Ms Conway was recently appointed as director of the Workplace Gender Equity Agency. She was formerly general counsel for Caltex and prior to that a partner in a large law firm and a senior judicial member of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

4 August 2011

TONIGHT: International Arbitration

Tue Aug 02 2011

Tonight's seminar will be presented by The Honourable Justice Foster and chaired by Andrew Bell SC. The seminar will address the scope of the defences and arguments available against the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the public policy grounds as set out in s 8(7) and�s�8(7A) of the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth). Fur further details, please download a flyer.

2 August 2011

Reminder: 2011 Supreme Court Concert

Mon Aug 01 2011

The chief justice of New South Wales warmly invites all members of the legal community, their families and friends to an evening of music in the Banco Court – "A Night in Spain (and other places)" on Monday, 19 September 2011 at 6.15pm to 7.30pm (drinks in the foyer begin at 5.15pm). Learn more>

6 September�2011

This week in CPD

Mon Aug 01 2011

Tuesday 2 August: International Arbitration Presented by The Hon Justice Foster and chaired by Andrew Bell SC, this seminar will address the scope of the defences and arguments available against the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the public policy grounds as set out in s 8(7) and�s�8(7A) of the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth). Fur further details, please download a flyer.

Wednesday 3 August: Writing Arbitral Awards The focus of this seminar is on arbitral award writing. Please note that attendance at this seminar (together with attendance at the two Commercial Arbitration Act seminars in either April or September) will be necessary for those members seeking approval for the first time as BarADR arbitrators with the Association. For full details, please follow the brochure link. Thursday 4 August: Successful Speakers Series - Helen Conway This event has been organised by the Equal Opportunity Committee as part of its Successful Speakers Series. Ms Conway was recently appointed as Director of the Workplace Gender Equity Agency. She was formerly General Counsel for Caltex and prior to that a partner in a large law firm and a Senior Judicial member of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

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1 August 2011

Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar

Fri Jul 29 2011

The 2011 Australian Red Cross and Mallesons Stephen Jaques Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar, entitled "Peace, Justice and the ICC: From Kampala to Tripoli", will consider the challenges and opportunities presented by referrals to the International Criminal Court, as well as the intersection between peace and justice more broadly. The seminar will be in the form of a panel discussion.

Prof Steven Freeland will discuss those aspects of the jurisdiction of the ICC arising from referrals either by the UN Security Council or by States. Steven will reflect on the potential risks and difficulties of referrals to the ICC in what is often an extremely politically charged environment.

Dr Sarah Williams will examine the aspects of Head of State immunity and State cooperation, looking in particular at referrals to the ICC from the UN Security Council.

Dr Carrie McDougall will examine the intersection between�� security and justice, analysing the ability of the UN Security Council�� to defer ICC action. Carrie will also address claims that ICC indictments have caused prolonged conflict in Sudan and Libya on the one hand, and that there can be no peace without justice on the other.

Australian Red Cross has a key role to play in the promoting respect for international humanitarian law ('IHL'). As part of this role, the Red Cross, with the support of Mallesons Stephen Jaques presents a series of nationwide Humanitarian Law Perspectives Seminars.�

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, Thursday 18 August 2011.� Light refreshments will be served on arrival.

Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Bookings: The seminar is free, but bookings are essential. Please RSVP to Peter Giugni at Australian Red Cross pgiugni@redcross.org.au or (02) 9229 4294

29 July 2011

Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street (ADVERTISEMENT)

Fri Jul 29 2011

Members are invited to chase a greased pig down Wall Street. Not literally, of course. "Chasing the greased pig down Wall Street: a gatekeeper's guide to the psychology, culture and ethics of financial risk-taking" is the title of an upcoming lecture in Sydney Law School's 2011 Corporate Law Seminar Series. It will be delivered by Professor Donald C. Langevoort, the Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law at Georgetown University, on 22 August 2011 at 5.30pm.� Learn more>

29 July 2011

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ATO web page to assist barristers

Fri Jul 29 2011

The Australian Taxation Office has set up a web page to assist barristers to meet their lodgment obligations. The site includes information on contacting the ATO, support for small businesses, nominating a representative to deal with the ATO, managing a tax debt and seminars. For further information regarding lodgment of tax returns, contact the ATO on 132861 between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or contact your tax agent.

24�August 2012

Court and other fees to rise on Monday

Thu Jul 28 2011

TONIGHT: New Australian Consumer Laws

Thu Jul 28 2011

Tonight, Jeremy Stoljar SC will be presenting a seminar on the new national Australian Consumer Law, which has been in force since January 2011. Chairing the session is James Lockhart SC. For full details, please download a flyer.�

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28 July 2011