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Irish Lawyers in Australia

Wed Sep 12 2012

The John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies (GIST) will host a lecture on Irish Lawyers in Australia, on 4 October 2012 between 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Room 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington Campus. Tony Earls will lead a panel exploring the contributions of the Irish to the Australian Law profession. Reception from 6.00pm.�Panel discussion from 6.30pm. RSVP essential by Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 via�Email irish@unsw.edu.au�or ph:�02 9385 7164.

12 September 2012

The 17th Annual Europe Pacific Legal Conference (ADVERTISEMENT)

Wed Sep 12 2012

THE 17th annual Europe Pacific Legal Conference will be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy on 13 - 20 January 2013. In 2013, the Cortina Legal Conference will come into its 17th year, cementing its place as a conference institution for all levels of the legal profession, including the judiciary. The best endorsement for this conference is that many delegates have returned for the 5th & 6th time; its strength lying in its solid academic program and complementary social agenda.

The Cortina Legal Conference is a conference in an alpine environment (not exclusively for skiers) with a distinguished international program of speakers and a wonderful platform for networking.

We are pleased to announce Justice Dyson Heydon of the High Court of Australia as one of the notable speakers on the 2013 program.

ACCREDITATION Our reading of the NSW Bar Compulsory Continuing Professional Development Rules is that CPE conferences attract one point per hour based on the self-accreditation scheme. REGISTRATION Conference registration is $AUD1100 for single registration or $AUD895 for multiple registrations. Accompanying persons not requiring formal registration are free and welcome to attend all functions and sessions.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS – www.cpetravel.com CPE Travel Pty Ltd is our partnered travel specialist.� Experienced CPE Travel professionals are available to assist you with all travel arrangements including airfares, 2-for-1 packages and pre and post conference options. Contact your CPE Travel Professional on 07 3254 3331 or email travel@educationcpe.com.

For further information, please visit the CPE conferences website www.conferences21.com or contact a conference consultant on 07 3254 3331 or email info@educationcpe.com

12 September 2012

Amendments to the UCPR take effect today

Tue Sep 11 2012

As a result of representations by the New South Wales Bar Association, the Uniform Rules Committee has agreed to an amendment�to UCPR rule 4.4. The amendment adds a new subrule (4) that allows a party's barrister to sign a document setting out proposed consent orders between the parties. This amendment�commenced today.

14 September 2012�

CPD: Change of Date

Tue Sep 11 2012

A note for your diary - **a Guide to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

The second seminar on the Work Health and Safety Act, has been moved and will be conducted on Wednesday the 28 November** in the Bar Association Common Room. The seminar will provide members with a guide to the key provisions of the Commonwealth and NSW Work Health & Safety Acts which commenced operation on 1 January 2012. For full details, please download a brochure here.

11 September 2012

Tonight: The Inaugural Plunkett Lecture

Mon Sep 10 2012

Tonight at 5.15PM, Attorney General Greg Smith SC will deliver the Forbes Society’s inaugural Plunkett Lecture. This public lecture will be held in the Common Room of the NSW Bar Association. For Full details, please download a brochure.�

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11 September 2012

Bench and Bar Lunch is on tomorrow

Mon Sep 10 2012

A Bench and Bar Lunch will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at the Hellenic Club Restaurant, 251 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.�

To book a place, please send your name, e-mail address and $29.50 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

18 September�2012

Reasonable Cause criminal law conference

Mon Sep 10 2012

The 2012 Reasonable Cause Criminal CLE / CPD conference will be held on 15 & 16 September 2012, at the Matt Laffan Training Room, Office of the DPP (NSW) 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney. All proceeds from this conference will be forwarded to the Indigo Foundation, a registered charity for Australian taxation purposes. They will apply the funds to their Afghanistan Women's Education and Empowerment Project.

10 September 2012

Swearing-in ceremony for Gageler SC

Fri Sep 07 2012

Stephen Gageler SC will be sworn in as a High Court judge at a ceremonial sitting in Canberra on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 at 2.15pm in Court No.1. It is expected that proceedings will be broadcast via video link to�the courtroom on Level 23 of�Queens Square. Barristers do not need to robe to attend the video link.

9�October 2012

AACL seminar on the Intersection Between Arbitration Law and Constitutional Principles

Fri Sep 07 2012

The Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites members to a seminar on "The Intersection Between Arbitration Law and Constitutional Principles", presented by Justin T Gleeson SC (Banco Chambers) and Mr Jonathon A Redwood (Banco Chambers) on Thursday, 13 September 2012�in Court 18B,�Federal Court, Queens Square at 5:30pm.

Federalism, both in the USA and Australia, limits but also encourages the development of domestic arbitration law. It has already been suggested that Chapter III of the Commonwealth Constitution may influence the structure of the arbitral process: PMT Partners Pty Ltd v Australian National Parks (1995) 184 CLR 301, 320–321. This paper considers ways in which these constitutional challenges might be addressed within the framework of the ever– converging international law of arbitration, and in a way that promotes Australian jurisdictions as international centres for alternative dispute resolution.

Commentators: Dr Andrew S Bell SC (Eleven Wentworth Chambers) and Mr Will Bateman (Freehills) Chair: The Hon Justice Ruth McColl AO (NSW Court of Appeal)

For more information about this seminar, and others like it, download an AACL program>

12 September 2012

Bar Association says NSW Government must act on workers compensation

Fri Sep 07 2012

The Bar Association and the Law Society have issued a joint media release, calling on the NSW minister for finance, The Hon Greg Pearce MLC, to immediately clarify the government’s position on legal costs for injured workers in the wake of confusion surrounding recent changes to legislation. Learn more>

7 September 2012

Change to Federal Magistrates Court form – Migration Application

Thu Sep 06 2012

The Federal Magistrates Court has amended its Migration Application form. A new sentence has been added to the instruction sheet explaining it is not necessary to seek an extension of time to challenge a report and recommendation of an Independent Protection Assessment Reviewer. There have also been amendments made to page 2 of the form to include additional questions in relation to an application for an extension of time. Learn more>

6 September 2012

McClintock SC appointed to District Court

Thu Sep 06 2012

Attorney General Greg Smith SC today announced the appointment of Ian McClintock SC as a judge of the District Court of NSW. Mr McClintock began his legal career in 1977 and was involved in the establishment of the Redfern Legal Centre. Prior to being admitted to the bar in 1986, he worked for Legal Aid and the Criminal Law Review Division of the Attorney General’s Department. Mr McClintock was appointed senior counsel in 2002.�He will be sworn in as a District Court judge on 24 September 2012.

6 September 2012

Common Law Practice Update 5

Thu Sep 06 2012

The Bar Association's Common Law Committee has released Practice Update 5, with case notes on sections 62, 63�of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act, as well as occupiers liability, product liability and s 3B of the Civil Liability Act 2002.�

6 September�2012

Sex, Celebrities and Super-injunctions (ADVERTISEMENT)

Thu Sep 06 2012

The Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society invites members of the bar to a breakfast session on "Sex, Celebrities and Super-injunctions"�by the Rt Hon the Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and patron of the AALS.�It will take place�on Tuesday,�11 September 2012 at 7.30am for 7.45am concluding at 9.00am.

Bookings: By Friday, 7 September. Cost (incl GST): ��AALS Members : $53 pp Non-AALS members : $65 pp Enquiries:�Christina Bunbury email aalsociety@optusnet.com.au

6 September 2012

The John Lehane Memorial Lecture

Wed Sep 05 2012

This year's lecture in honour of Justice Lehane will be given (for the first time) in Court 1 on Level 21 of the Federal Court at 6.00 pm this evening.� Judge Diane Wood of the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School will deliver the lecture "Adrift in a Sea of Information:�How Courts Grapple with Electronically Stored Information".

5 September 2012

Symposium on deaf jurors.

Wed Sep 05 2012

The Centre for Translation & Interpreting Research in the Department of Linguistics will host a symposium at Macquarie University on the subject of deaf jurors. It will take place on�Sunday, 14 October from 11am-1pm. The topic of the symposium will be 'Should deaf people be able serve as jurors in Australia?' and will feature presenters from the legal and sign language/deafness sector, and time for discussion.

The symposium is free, but places do need to be reserved. Auslan/English interpretation will be provided. Download a flyer for more information>

The organisers are keen to see a mixed audience of Auslan, interpreting and law students, Auslan interpreter practitioners, deaf people, legal professionals and academics; and anyone with a general interest in the topic from an equity point of view.

5 September 2012

Coming up in CPD: Statutory Construction

Wed Sep 05 2012

Tonight at 5.15PM, Peter Quiggin PSM will be presenting a seminar entitled "How to Construct, and Construe, a Statute”. The Hon Justice Nye Perram will be providing comment. For full details, please download a flyer.

19 September 2012

UNSW JD & Postgraduate Law Information Evening (ADVERTISEMENT)

Tue Sep 04 2012

Planning a career move or wanting to upgrade your qualifications? Come to the UNSW JD & Postgraduate Law Information Evening, Monday 24 September, 5.30 – 7.30pm at UNSW CBD campus. Meet with an academic expert in one of the following areas: Corporate & Commercial Law; Corporate, Commercial Law & Tax; Criminal Justice &Criminology; Dispute Resolution; Environmental Law; Human Rights & Social Justice; Intellectual Property Law; International Business & Economic Law; International Law & International Relations; International Law & Security; Media & Technology Law; and Law, Media & Journalism.

•�When: 24 September 2012, 5.30pm - 7:30pm •�Where: UNSW CBD Campus, Level 6, 1 O'Connell St, Sydney •�For more information and to register online, visit UNSW Law School website

4 September 2012

LTCS E-News Issue 68

Tue Sep 04 2012

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, LTCS E-News. Issue 68 features articles on the definition of eligibility and reasonable necessary support under the NDIS, as well as the Motor Accidents and Lifetime Care and�Support Schemes Legislation Amendment Act 2012. Download a copy of LTCS E-News>

4 September 2012

Women in Law Awards

Mon Sep 03 2012

Nominations are open for the inaugural Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, to be held in Melbourne on Friday 19 October. Nominations close at COB on Friday 21 September. Learn more >

3 September 2012

Supreme Court of Queensland Library

Mon Sep 03 2012

The Supreme Court of Queensland Library has moved.

Their new street address is: Supreme Court of Queensland library Level 12, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law 415 George Street, QLD� 4000

Their mailing address (preferred contact address) has not changed it is still: � Supreme Court of Queensland library PO Box 15019 City East, QLD� 4002

3 September 2012

Benefits and Pitfalls of Testamentary Trusts (ADVERTISEMENT)

Mon Sep 03 2012

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by�Andrew Rider�on "Benefits and Pitfalls of Testamentary Trusts". The address will take place on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 5.30pm sharp in Court 8D of the Supreme Court, L8 Queens Square. Refreshments will be served at 7.00pm. For more information, or to register, download a flyer>

3 September 2012

Women's networking event

Fri Aug 31 2012

Members are invited to a women's networking event, hosted by the NSW Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee and co-sponsored by the Women Barristers Forum. Speakers include the Hon Justice Julie Ward, Dr Jocelynne Scutt and Pamela Jack (partner, Minter Ellison). It will be held on Wednesday, 26 September 2012, between 6.30pm-9.30pm at Minter Ellison Lawyers, L19, 88 Aurora Place. Learn more>

31 August 2012