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Legal profession responds to bail reforms

Thu Nov 29 2012

Yesterday's In Brief included an item concerning the Government's response to the NSW Law Reform Commission's recommendations concerning bail reform. A number of legal profession and other groups, included the New South Wales Bar Association, have responded to the Government's announcement. Today's report in the Sydney Morning Herald includes comments from the President, Phillip Boulten SC, concerning the Government's proposals.

29 November 2012

This Week in CPD

Wed Nov 28 2012

Two seminars are scheduled for this week, both of particular relevance to the junior bar. Wednesday, 5 December: Introduction to Family Law, Presented by Martha Barnett and Chaired by Sophie Callan. Seminar organised by the New Barristers Commitee.

Thursday 6 December : Appelate Advocacy (Under 8's Call). Seminar to be presented by the Hon Justice Allsop, President of the Court of Appeal and The Hon Justice Beazley, Judge of Appeal. For full details, please download a flyer and registration form. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

3 December 2012

Breakfast with the high commissioner (ADVERTISEMENT)

Wed Nov 28 2012

The Australian Chapter of the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society invites members to a breakfast session with His Excellency Mr Paul Madden, the British high commissioner to Australia, who will give an update on the United Kingdom - Australia relationship. The breakfast will be held on Friday, 30 November 2012 at 7.30am for 7.45am concluding at 9.00am. You must book by COB today, Wednesday 28 November. Download a registration form.

28 November 2012

Web watch: the Clarence Darrow Digital Collection

Tue Nov 27 2012

The Clarence Darrow Digital Collection is a website maintained by the University of Minnesota Law Library that provides access to an extensive body of information about American jurist Clarence Darrow. The site includes an extensive collection of Darrow's personal correspondence with his family, commentary about a wide variety of political and social issues and trial documents, some handwritten, from important cases like the Scopes Trial. Learn more>

27 November 2012

Victorian silks announced

Tue Nov 27 2012

The Victorian Bar today welcomed the appointment of 20 new silks by the chief justice of Victoria, the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC. Learn more>

27 November 2012

CPD: Change of Date

Tue Nov 27 2012

The seminar on the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 scheduled for tonight has been moved to the 14 March 2013. It is anticipated that judgments may be delivered by this time which may provide some guidance as to how sections of the WH&S Act and transitional provisions will be applied.

28 November 2012

The National Rural Law and Justice Alliance

Mon Nov 26 2012

The National Rural Law and Justice Alliance has been established to respond to the inequities experienced by rural and regional communities. The principal purpose of the Alliance is to achieve justice and equity in the provision of legal system services and outcomes for all rural Australians. Learn more>

26 November 2012

Women Barristers Forum to hold a special general meeting

Mon Nov 26 2012

The Women Barristers Forum is a section of the NSW Bar Association. All women members of the NSW Bar Association are deemed to be members of the Women Barristers Forum and are entitled to participate in its activities and to vote as members. The Women Barristers Forum will hold a special general meeting on Wednesday 12 December 2012 at 5.00pm. The SGM and committee meeting will be held in Conference Room 2, Bar Association, Selborne Chambers, 174 Phillip Street, Sydney. Download the notice of speacial general meeting and the proposed resolutions.

26 November 2012

Vale Greg Hart

Fri Nov 23 2012

Greg Hart, the former chief industrial magistrate, died last night. Members will be advised of funeral arrangements as soon as they are known.

23 November 2012

Namaste - yoga hiatus

Fri Nov 23 2012

Please note that yoga morning classes will finish up on 11 December 2012 and lunchtime classes on 20 December 2012. This is your last chance to stretch away the year’s tension before Christmas! The classes have been well attended this year and run on Tuesday mornings from 7:10 – 8:15am and Thursday lunchtimes from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Classes will resume early 2013. For more information click here.

23 November 2012

Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day 24 January 2013

Fri Nov 23 2012

The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returns to the totally revamped Manly course on Thursday, 24 January 2013. The cost for the day is $165.00 per person including dinner. (No discount for golf only. Manly members pay $80.00). Further details will be provided before the end of term.

23 November 2012

Bench and Bar Lunch tomorrow

Thu Nov 22 2012

A Bench and Bar Lunch (yum cha banquet) will be held at 1.00pm tomorrow, 28 November 2012 at the Sky Phoenix Restaurant, Shop 6001 Westfield Sydney (6th floor), 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. To book a place, please send your name, e-mail address and $28 to Kylie Nomchong, Denman Chambers, DX 185 SYDNEY. Payments can be made by cash or cheque (payable to ‘Kylie Nomchong’) or by direct deposit (details will be provided by return email). Please ensure that you send a confirmation email to ktn@denmanchambers.com.au upon payment. Unless you hear otherwise, your booking will be automatically confirmed. Download a flyer. Any enquiries about the lunch may be directed to Kylie Nomchong at ktn@denmanchambers.com.au

27 November 2012

NSW Bar Association Conferences 2013

Thu Nov 22 2012

The NSW Bar Association 2013 CPD Conferences have been confirmed for the following dates and locations:**

Saturday 16 February: Newcastle Saturday 23 February: Orange Saturday 9 March: North Coast Saturday 16 March: Parramatta Saturday 23 March: Sydney**

Speaker details and registration forms will be made available over the coming weeks. These will be advertised in In Brief as well as on the NSW Bar Association Website.

The timing has changed somewhat from previous years, now commencing at 9am and concluding at 5pm. Each conference will cover all 4 mandatory CPD strands (Practice Management, Ethics, Advocacy and Substantive Law) and will comprise a total of 6 CPD points.

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact Anna Hurtig, Professional Development Manager (9229 1722 or ahurtig@nswbar.asn.au).

3 December 2012

This Week in CPD

Thu Nov 22 2012

Tuesday 27 November: The National Security Balancing Act. Presented by Anthony Whealy QC, Bret Walker SC and Phil Boulten SC. Please click here for further details.

Wednesday 28 November: A guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 - Part 2. Presented by Arthur Moses SC. Please click here for further details.

For any questions about CPD, please contact Anna Hurtig at the NSW Bar Association (9229 1722 or ahurtig@nswbar.asn.au).

26 November 2012