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Parramatta CPD Conference - Deadline Early Bird Registrations Friday 4 March

Mon Feb 29 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Parramatta will be held at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, 12 March from 9 to 5pm. The deadline for early bird registrations is Friday, 4 March 2016.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President, and Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice G Bellew, Supreme Court of NSW
  • His Honour Judge Dunkley, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Patrick Griffin SC
  • Robert Angyal SC
  • Michelle Painter SC
  • Paul Sansom SC
  • Robyn Druitt
  • James T Johnson
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for Parramatta conference, please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

2016 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference

Mon Feb 29 2016

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 5 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided.

For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click [here].

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited.

To register and pay to secure your place please click [here]

A detailed program is available [here]

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9232 4055 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Costs under the New Uniform Law

Mon Feb 29 2016

Monday 7 March at 5.15pm, Doltone House, Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Presented by Mark Brabazon SC

What every barrister needs to know about disclosure, costs agreements, billing and recovery of fees under the new legal costs regime of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW). Precedents, practice and survival.

Mark Brabazon SCis the Chair of the Costs and Fees Committee of the NSW Bar Association.

STEP address: Unconscionability and Promissory Estoppel

Mon Feb 29 2016

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) invites you to an address by the Hon Justice Peter Young AO on "Unconscionability and Promissory Estoppel". It will be held Wednesday, 16 March 2016 at 5.30pm sharp in the Banco Court, Queens Square. Refreshments will be served at 7.00pm. For more information, or to register, download a flyer here.

Dealing with difficult cases: vicarious trauma at the bar

Mon Feb 29 2016

Tuesday 8 March at 5.15pm, Doltone House, Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Dealing with sensitive subject matter and difficult clients can be challenging. What may seem to be the normal strains associated with a demanding job may in fact be a source of stress that begins to permeate other areas of your life. Training in vicarious trauma is offered to many solicitors by their employers. This is the first time that such training will be offered to members of the Bar. This CPD will be conducted by an external trainer, Emily Keen and chaired by Arthur Moses SC.

The CPD will focus on:

  • recent research on vicarious trauma
  • knowing the difference between burnout and vicarious trauma
  • management plans to address vicarious trauma.

Emily Keen is a Trainer and Telephone and Online Counsellor at Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from The University of New South Wales. Since graduating in 2009 Emily has worked with children in Out-of-Home Care, at this time she was part of pioneering a program to support biological children of foster carers which she presented at the ACWA forum. Emily enjoys overseas adventures and has spent time volunteering in Romania teaching English to primary school children and working in an orphanage. Emily is a big believer in the importance of Self-Care so in her spare time she will usually be found writing, painting or planning her next adventure.

This CPD Seminar will offer you 1.5 CPD Points in: Practice Management and Business Skills

Appearing for health professionals in inquests. Sit still and say nothing?

Mon Feb 29 2016

Wednesday 9 March at 5.15pm, Doltone House, Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Presented by Cameron Jackson. This presentation questions the conventional wisdom that the art of advocacy in this area is to say very little, and explore the role of creative but focused advocacy in appropriate cases. Though the emphasis would be on health professionals, it would be relevant also to other professionals and business people who have a sufficient interest to warrant representation in coronial proceedings.

This seminar offers 1.5 CPD Points in the strand: Barristers' Skills.

Today: CPD on Contingency Fees

Mon Feb 29 2016

Monday, 29 February at 5.15pm, Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, The Bar Council has established a working party to formulate the Bar Association’s response to the Law Council report, Percentage Based Contingency Fee Agreements. The working party wishes to engage with members and seek their views on the matters raised in the report. This session, hosted by members of the working party, will outline the Law Council’s draft proposal and canvass possible responses from the Bar Association. The forum will provide members with an opportunity to put forward their views on this important issue.

Members of the working party:

  • Andrew Bell SC
  • Elizabeth Welsh
  • Paresh Khandhar
  • Catherine Gleeson
  • Julia Roy

    You can download the flyer here.

Sydney CPD Conference, 19 March 2016

Mon Feb 29 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Sydney will be held at the Hilton on Saturday 19 March from 9 to 5pm. The deadline for early bird registrations will be Friday, 11 March 2016.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President & Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice S Gageler
  • The Hon Justice J Stevenson
  • Stuart Donaldson SC
  • Garry Hatcher SC
  • Chrissa Loukas SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Gabrielle Bashir SC
  • Mark Walsh SC
  • Edward Muston SC
  • Ben Katekar
  • Gillian Mahony
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for the Sydney conference please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 11, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 11, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Personal attacks on judges undermine public confidence

Fri Feb 26 2016

In a media release issued this afternoon, Bar Association President Noel Hutley SC has warned that personal attacks on members of the judiciary in the context of particular judgments undermine public confidence in the justice system. View the media release here.

Legislate to combat revenge porn, says LCA

Fri Feb 26 2016

Law Council of Australia President Stuart Clark AM has called on the federal government to accept the recommendations of a Senate inquiry into "revenge pornography" and adopt an appropriate legislative response. View the LCA media release here.

BOCSAR asks: Why is the NSW prison population still growing?

Fri Feb 26 2016

The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has released its Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief for January 2016, which found a disturbing increase in the prison population, particularly since November 2014, during which time it increased by 1,421 prisoners in just ten months. View the report here.

Parramatta CPD Conference, 12 March 2016 - Deadline Early Bird Registrations: Friday 4 March

Fri Feb 26 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Parramatta will be held at the Holiday Inn on Saturday 12 March from 9 to 5pm.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President, and Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice G Bellew, Supreme Court of NSW
  • His Honour Judge Dunkley, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Patrick Griffin SC
  • Robert Angyal SC
  • Michelle Painter SC
  • Paul Sansom SC
  • Robyn Druitt
  • James T Johnson
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for Parramatta conference, please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Monday: CPD on Contingency Fees

Fri Feb 26 2016

Monday, 29 February at 5.15pm, Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, The Bar Council has established a working party to formulate the Bar Association’s response to the Law Council report, Percentage Based Contingency Fee Agreements. The working party wishes to engage with members and seek their views on the matters raised in the report. This session, hosted by members of the working party, will outline the Law Council’s draft proposal and canvass possible responses from the Bar Association. The forum will provide members with an opportunity to put forward their views on this important issue.

Members of the working party:

  • Andrew Bell SC
  • Elizabeth Welsh
  • Paresh Khandhar
  • Catherine Gleeson
  • Julia Roy

    You can download the flyer here.

Changes of venue regarding the CPD seminars in February and March

Fri Feb 26 2016

Due to a problem with the Common Room flooring, CPD seminars in February have been moved offsite and the ones during the first week of March have been postponed. Attendee numbers are limited at the seminar, so seats will be provided on a first-in basis. The offsite seminars will not be recorded or available through CPD online. If you would like to hear the seminars, please ensure you arrive on time.

The seminars from the second week of March will take place either in the Common Room or in a nearby venue. A Calendar of these seminars will be available by the end of February.

CPD Points can also be obtained by viewing the recorded seminars on the website.

If you have login issues, please contact cpd@nswbar.asn.au

2016 Personal Injury/Common Law Conference - Deadline Early Bird Registrations 26 February

Thu Feb 25 2016

Registrations are now open for the 2016 Personal Injury and Common Law Conference which will be held at the Hilton Sydney on Saturday 5 March. The conference runs from 9:00am to 3.00pm. Morning tea and a stand-up buffet lunch will be provided.

For more details about the conference and the costs involved please click [here].

The conference offers 5 CPD points.

Registrations are open to NSW barristers that currently hold a practising certificate and places in the conference are strictly limited.

To register and pay to secure your place please click [here]

A detailed program is available [here]

For any questions about CPD requirements, conferences or the general CPD program, please contact the Professional Development Department (9232 4055 or cpd@nswbar.asn.au).

Parramatta CPD Conference, 12 March 2016

Thu Feb 25 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Parramatta will be held at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, 12 March from 9 to 5pm. The deadline for early bird registrations is Friday, 4 March 2016.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President, and Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice G Bellew, Supreme Court of NSW
  • His Honour Judge Dunkley, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Patrick Griffin SC
  • Robert Angyal SC
  • Michelle Painter SC
  • Paul Sansom SC
  • Robyn Druitt
  • James T Johnson
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for Parramatta conference, please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 4, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

Sydney CPD Conference, 19 March 2016

Thu Feb 25 2016

The 2016 CPD Conference in Sydney will be held at the Hilton on Saturday 19 March from 9 to 5pm. The deadline for early bird registrations will be Friday, 11 March 2016.

Speakers

  • Noel Hutley SC, President & Philip Selth OAM, Executive Director
  • The Honourable Justice S Gageler
  • The Hon Justice J Stevenson
  • Stuart Donaldson SC
  • Garry Hatcher SC
  • Chrissa Loukas SC
  • Kate Eastman SC
  • Gabrielle Bashir SC
  • Mark Walsh SC
  • Edward Muston SC
  • Ben Katekar
  • Gillian Mahony
  • Caroline Dobraszczyk

For the full program for the Sydney conference please click [here].

FEES NSW Barrister (holds a PC in NSW) AUD $ 230.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 200.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 11, 2016) Solicitors & non-NSW Barristers AUD $ 280.00 - Discounted Price AUD $ 250.00 (If Registered by Friday, March 11, 2016)

For more information about fees and accommodation, please click [here]

To secure a spot, please register [here]

The World’s Greatest Shave

Thu Feb 25 2016

This March, Jeff Rose of Level 22 Chambers will be taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Each day 34 Australians are given the devastating news that they have leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help. Although survival rates are improving, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.

The Leukaemia Foundation receives no ongoing government funding, so supporting this event makes the Foundation’s work possible.

Jeff asks the members of the Bar to support the Foundation and sponsor him. Donation will go towards blood cancer research which is needed urgently to find better treatments and cures, as well as supporting families with practical and emotional support during their long and gruelling treatment, free of charge. $28 can provide a cancer information pack to help a family prepare for the challenges ahead. $120 can fund a research scholarship for a day to support a major blood cancer project.

Visit Jeff’s shave page and donate at least $28 to this great cause.

Lifetime Care e-news issue 85

Thu Feb 25 2016

The Lifetime Care & Support Authority publishes a newsletter, Lifetime Care enews. Issue 85 is now available and includes information about the 2016 service provider training program, the Lifetime Care annual report and the Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Independence Expo on 15-16 April 2016. View Lifetime Care enews No 85 here.

Two federal judicial appointments announced today

Thu Feb 25 2016

Attorney-General George Brandis QC has announced six judicial appointments to the federal courts and nine appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Robert Bromwich SC has been appointed to the Federal Court and Elizabeth Boyle has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court's Sydney registry. Both appointments take effect on 29 February 2016. Learn more about the appointments to the federal courts and the AAT.

Monday: CPD on Contingency Fees

Thu Feb 25 2016

Monday, 29 February at 5.15pm, Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, The Bar Council has established a working party to formulate the Bar Association’s response to the Law Council report, Percentage Based Contingency Fee Agreements. The working party wishes to engage with members and seek their views on the matters raised in the report. This session, hosted by members of the working party, will outline the Law Council’s draft proposal and canvass possible responses from the Bar Association. The forum will provide members with an opportunity to put forward their views on this important issue.

Members of the working party:

  • Andrew Bell SC
  • Elizabeth Welsh
  • Paresh Khandhar
  • Catherine Gleeson
  • Julia Roy

    You can download the flyer here.

Monday: CPD on Contingency Fees

Thu Feb 25 2016

Monday, 29 February at 5.15pm, Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, The Bar Council has established a working party to formulate the Bar Association’s response to the Law Council report, Percentage Based Contingency Fee Agreements. The working party wishes to engage with members and seek their views on the matters raised in the report. This session, hosted by members of the working party, will outline the Law Council’s draft proposal and canvass possible responses from the Bar Association. The forum will provide members with an opportunity to put forward their views on this important issue.

Members of the working party:

  • Andrew Bell SC
  • Elizabeth Welsh
  • Paresh Khandhar
  • Catherine Gleeson
  • Julia Roy

    You can download the flyer here.

International Humanitarian Law Fundamentals

Wed Feb 24 2016

The Red Cross will host a one-day course, International Humanitarian Law Fundamentals, on Saturday, 19 March 2016 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Topics covered include the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols and other international issues associated with armed conflict. A light lunch is provided. The cost is $60, and $30 for students, Red Cross staff and volunteers and concession card holders. The venue is Level 4, St Andrews House, 464 Kent St, Sydney. Register here.

Legal Aid office in Albury

Wed Feb 24 2016

Legal Aid NSW will open a "satellite" office in Albury and expand the criminal, family and civil law services provided. A small team will be based in the new office, while providing space for visiting members of the Wagga Wagga Regional Office. For more information, contact Nicole Dwyer on 02 6921 6588.